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Try this tropical twist on a classic favorite! Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze has coconut flavor baked in and a bright, sweet orange glaze on top!

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze and shredded coconut on top. Perfect for Easter or Mother's Day!

Probably my all-time favorite treat is banana bread. One of the best things about it is how versatile it is.

You can switch things up and add a new twist on a classic, like adding smooth, melted chocolate in my Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread, or using whole wheat and adding peanut butter in my Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Peanut Maple Frosting.

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze. Add shredded coconut for a pretty finish.

This Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze is my newest rendition and is perfect for spring with its bright, citrus and tropical tones.

You start out with a classic banana bread recipe, but instead of using vegetable oil or butter, you use coconut oil and add some shredded coconut to the batter. After baking, you mix up a simple orange glaze and drizzle it on the top.

A loaf of banana coconut bread

How to make Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze

  1. The first thing you’ll do is mash three bananas and then stir in some baking powder and baking soda. They’ll get all bubbly and frothy.
  2. Next, you’ll cream some coconut oil with sugar. No need to melt the coconut oil before measuring.
  3. Then you’ll add some eggs and blend those well with the sugar and coconut oil.
  4. Alternate adding flour and salt with water and stir well after each addition.
  5. Finally, add the mashed bananas and fold in some shredded coconut.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-60 minutes (30 minutes for small pans, 60 for large bread pans).
  7. Once the bread is cooled, stir together some powdered sugar, orange zest and orange juice and drizzle it over the top. Sprinkle with more shredded coconut if desired.

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze.

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze. Sprinkle some coconut for a delicious topping.

This bread is so moist and tender. I love the addition of the coconut oil. The orange glaze brings it all over the top with its tangy, citrus flavor. This bread is perfect for an Easter breakfast or Mother’s Day brunch. Be sure to add it to your menu!

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze. Try this tropical twist on a classic favorite! Banana bread with coconut flavor baked in and a bright, sweet orange glaze on top.

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A loaf of banana coconut bread

Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze

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Try this tropical twist on a classic favorite! Coconut Banana Bread with Orange Glaze has coconut flavor baked in and a bright, sweet orange glaze on top!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 1/2  cup  coconut oil
  • cup  sugar
  • eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  cup  water
  • very ripe bananas  mashed
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut plus more for sprinkling on top if desired
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
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  • Add baking soda and baking powder to the mashed bananas and stir.
  • Mix sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
  • Add ½ cup of flour plus ½ tsp. salt to the batter and mix well.
  • Alternate adding the other two cups of flour with the ½ cup of water to the batter. Stir well after each addition.
  • Add the bananas and mix well.
  • Gently fold in the ½ cup of shredded coconut.
  • Grease and flour a large (9×5) bread pan, or 4-5 small bread pans.
  • Pour the batter into pan(s) and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes for a large loaf, or about 30 minutes for the small loaves. After the minimum amount of time, insert a knife to see if it comes out clean. If not, bake the bread longer. The top crust should be nice and golden brown. Let bread cool for at least half an hour before removing from the pan(s). Once cooled completely, mix together the powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice and drizzle over the top of the bread. Sprinkle immediately with shredded coconut if desired.


If you want to make this bread ahead of time, let the baked loaf cool completely. Then wrap well and place in a bag in the freezer. Thaw and glaze before serving.
Keyword banana bread, coconut banana bread, orange glaze


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of "Yellow Bliss Road" is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

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A loaf of banana coconut bread


Melissa Howell

Melissa loves inventing new ice cream flavors and helping people declutter and organize their homes. You can see her organizing e-course HERE.

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  1. Natalie says:

    I love coconut and bananas together and this banana bread looks so delicious, especially with the orange glaze. Love the pictures too!

    1. Melissa Howell says:

      Thank you Natalie!