Coconut Cherry Banana Pecan Bread
Full of banana, coconut, cherry and pecan flavor, this Cherry Coconut Banana Pecan Bread is a welcome change from the regular loaf of banana bread!

Cherry Coconut Banana Pecan Bread

Lazy weekends sometimes tend to inspire me. We definitely had a lazy weekend this last weekend. It was cold outside and who wants to go out in that? So, since I had a 3 day weekend and Grumpy was going to only be home with me 2 of those days, I decided to be that 4 letter word….that isn’t so dirty after all.  L-A-Z-Y. Grumpy was too….if not more so than me!

Cherry Coconut Banana Pecan Bread

In between the TV and computer I would go into the kitchen.  I went out for a bowl of Heart to Heart Cereal and an orange, then later a rice pudding cup (yes, store bought). Later in the day Grumpy got up and went out to make himself a hot beef sandwich with the leftover roast and gravy. Following him to the kitchen, I took notice of the two bananas that were too ripe to eat as is. I started thinking about bread and coconut and maraschino cherries and pecans. The next hour, my home started to smell amazingly delicious!

Cherry Coconut Banana Pecan Bread

It was an agonizing half hour after I took it the bread out of the oven and set it to cool on the counter. Waiting to cut into this bread seemed like forever.  Finally, after about 30 minutes I decided I could take it no longer.  I sliced off two slices, put a little smart balance butter on top and headed back to my room where I continued to watch my sci-fi movie and got all cozy under covers and savored every bite of that bread.

Cherry Coconut Banana Pecan Bread
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 16 slices
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  1. Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chopped pecans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas well.  Add eggs, one at a time, and whisk until mixed well. Add sugar and extract. Beat well.  Stir in cherries.
  3. Add flour mixture, and stir just to combine. Spoon into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool.16 servings
Calories: 165 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 17 Fiber: 2


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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Lizzy January 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Oh, boy, does this look DELISH!!! And a healthier low cal version is much appreciated!

  2. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Looks absolutely delicious, Shelby! Love your combination of cherries, bananas and pecans. Definitely one to try.

  3. honeyb January 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Mmm, looks good! Glad you have the day off!

  4. Shelby January 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks ladies! Its so good I'm having a piece for breakfast right now. ;o) I've already torn my closet apart and once breakfast is over will be putting it back together minus quite a few things thankfully!

  5. Peter M January 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This bread looks yum-world…love the cherry colour inside the bread!

    • Shelby January 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks Peter, the cherry flavor is pretty yum too. ;o)

  6. Joy Calipes-Felizardo January 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    What a lovely looking bread, and yum too. Hope you don't mind if I bookmark this and try it out for my self.
    Hope you visit my blog and if it is not too much, please do follow me also. Thanks!
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    • Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Joy! I will check your site out 🙂

  7. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen January 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    This is so pretty Shelby! Sounds like a great combination.

    • Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Valerie! It was so yummy 🙂 I finished the loaf off when I was being lazy yesterday afternoon – after I cleaned the closets out!

  8. Leslie January 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Ohhh. I am loving this combo!

    • Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Leslie, and its yummy when spending the day in your jammies too! 🙂

  9. Katherine Martinelli January 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Yum! What a great flavor combination – I've never thought of these together but I bet it's amazing.

  10. teresa January 17, 2012 at 2:07 am - Reply

    this is just beautiful!

  11. Peggy Clyde January 17, 2012 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Can't wait to try this. It looks very delicious. Thanks.

    • Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

      its yummy Peggy 🙂 I am a huge cherry lover and had a hard time NOT eating the bread!

  12. Coleen January 17, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    What a PRETTY bread!! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy January 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I might just try this with my gluten free flour blend, thanks!

    • Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Debbie, let me know how it turns out!

  14. Linda January 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I'm so proud of you for being lazy – you deserve it. And also for eating a store-bought rice pudding – LOL! This bread looks so good – I would not have had your will power and would have eaten it all. 🙁

  15. Shelby January 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Well by the end of the day yesterday Linda I was eating the last bit of that bread. Grumpy had 4 slices total. I ate ALL the rest! lol It also feels good knowing I was lazy and my house STILL looks good today. I don't know how that happened!

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