Lime Coconut Banana Bread

Banana bread with limes


  • 3 medium overripe bananas, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. light oil (ex: light olive oil or avocado oil)
  • 1/2 cup canned light coconut milk
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (~juice of 1 lime)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat (regular or pastry)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  1. Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Mash together two of the bananas in a large bowl. Set aside the other banana until later. Whisk egg, oil, coconut milk, lime zest and juice, and brown sugar into the mashed bananas. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and mix until completely incorporated.
  3. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan. Slice third banana length-wise. Top batter with sliced banana. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from middle. Allow to cool prior to slicing.