My Moist Banana Bread with coconut and pecans is a wonder. How can something so quick and easy be so darn deliciously scrumptious.A loaf of Moist Banana Bread

Moist Banana Bread is a weakness… I am tellin’ ya! This super moist banana nut bread recipe really nails it for me! The buttermilk makes for a wonderfully moist texture and down-home flavor, while the combination of pecans and coconut sends my Moist Banana Bread over the edge! It’s toasty. It’s crunchy. It melts in your mouth. It’s down-right delectable! It’s even prefer it to the super moist banana bread Martha Stewart makes!

Let’s go on a banana kick! Here are more of my other spectacular banana-rich desserts:

I have a recipe for a beautiful Banana Pudding Cake that is super, super moist. It has a cream cheese pudding filling for goodness sakes! The frosting is absolutely amazing, and this recipe is super easy to make. No need to look elsewhere for a better banana pudding cake. Your search would be fruitless. I guarantee it!

Then, there’s my Banana Cream Pie. Mmm. Mmm. This luscious pie makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It seriously tastes like a big ol’ hug around the neck! It’s got homemade coconut custard and fresh whipped cream, with a coconut macaroon-like crust. Yumm-my!  

We’ll end the banana s-peel (get it?) with my incredible Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. You won’t believe how moist this cake is. It’s also got lemon juice mixed in with the bananas, which gives this cake a nice tanginess, and the cream cheese frosting is to die for!

Another favorite quick bread recipe of mine is Apple Bread. This recipe also has pecans, plus a sticky praline glaze. It’s perfect for breakfast with coffee, or really just about anytime. You can use any kind of apple you please, but I choose from the selection at my local farmers market to get the freshest of the fresh.

While I’m on the quick bread topic, I can’t leave out my deliciously tangy Lemon Zucchini Bread. I love this quick bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I use (get this) lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. It delivers a sumptuous zing, that is rounded out perfectly by the garden-fresh taste of zucchini.

How to Make Moist Banana Bread

To make this wonderful moist banana bread, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat the eggs, sugar, and oil until combined. Then, beat in the flour mixture. Add vanilla, banana, coconut, pecans, and buttermilk.Beat until combined. Pour into 2 prepared pans and bake 60-65 minutes. Quick and easy!

How Do You Freeze Easy Banana Bread?

To freeze easy banana bread, make sure to cool completely before freezing so that condensation doesn’t cause the bread to get soggy. Thoroughly and tightly wrap loaves in plastic wrap before putting them each into separate freezer bags. Store no more than 3 months in the freezer.

What I Love Most About This Ultimate Moist Banana Bread

I love the not-so-common-in-banana-bread use of pecans. Walnuts are the classic nut for quick breads, but pecans give my Moist Banana Bread a flavor all its own. They’re just a little more crunchy than walnuts, and they really stand out in this recipe.

Then, there’s the coconut, and how you get little bursts of its flavor every time you bite into a piece of it. It’s like island flavor fireworks in your mouth!

Variations of Banana Bread:

Banana Nut Bread

This easy banana bread recipe is the one you would normally imagine when you hear the words banana bread. It’s made with walnuts, instead of pecans, which provides an almost creamy nutty texture. If you want to make banana nut bread even nuttier, sprinkle some nuts on top before baking. This provides some extra toasty flavor.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Making chocolate chip Banana Bread  is a good way to get the kiddos to love banana bread even more. They will unanimously think this is the best banana bread recipe in the world!

Banana Bread With Sour Cream

Banana Bread With Sour Cream, whaaaat…. Believe it… moist banana bread recipe with sour cream is the moisture component with a zippy tang that just can’t be beat!

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

This quick and easy banana bread recipe with cocoa and chocolate chips fills the bread with chocolate flavor and complements the bananas superbly. This Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe is over the top!

Buttermilk Banana Bread

This one’s easy folks, make my Buttermilk Banana Bread, and you’ll be serving up the ultimate moist banana bread.

Recipe Notes for Best Banana Bread

Moistness: Just what makes banana bread moist? Start with the choice of oil because oil emulsifies the flour, keeping it from soaking in too much water and making a dry quick bread. Butter not so much. Another factor in how moist your banana turns out is what kind of dairy you use. My eternal favorite for moistness is well-shaken buttermilk. With the right approach you’ll have an award winning banana bread recipe.

Doneness: When checking for doneness with banana bread, the old-fashioned toothpick test is perfect. Just make sure that the bananas are well-mashed (but not gooey) before baking. Under-mashed bananas will cause “globs” that can fool you into thinking the bread isn’t done.

Ripeness: A key to the best flavor and the most moistness in banana bread is to use perfectly overripe bananas. This means absolutely no green in the peel, and a good amount of brown specks are great!

Quick-Ripening Trick: If you really want banana bread, but the bananas you have aren’t quite ripe enough, I’ve got a trick for ya! Place unpeeled banana on a baking sheet, heat at 250 degrees (approx. 12-20 minutes) or until soft, peel after it’s cooled.

Storing Ripe Bananas: This is for when you have perfectly ripe bananas, but it’s just not the right time for banana bread. Peel bananas, cut them in half, and put them in freezer bags to use later. Make sure to return the bananas to room temperature before using.

Overmixing Bananas: Don’t beat the poor bananas to death is the point here. If you overmix them, you’ll get a slimy texture in the bread which can be a real turnoff.

Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Hope this Moist Banana Bread Recipe becomes one of your go-to favorites! Can’t wait to hear what you think makes this recipe a cut above the rest. Let me know how it came out in the comments below

A loaf of Moist Banana Bread
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Banana Bread

My Moist Banana Bread with coconut and pecans is a wonder. How can something so quick and easy be so darn deliciously scrumptious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24 Servings
Calories 295 kcal
Author kathleen


  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Very Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Cup Pecans Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk Well Shaken


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat two 9x5 inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugar and vegetable oil on medium-low speed until combined.  Beat in the flour mixture.  Add the vanilla, banana, coconut, pecans, and buttermilk, and beat just to combine.

  4. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans; smooth with an offset spatula.  Bake 60-65 minutes or until the cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.  Sooooo Yummy!

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 /24 of the recipe)
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Source: Martha Stewart