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Crunchy Banana-Colada Bread

Crunchy Banana-Colada Bread

The crunchy coconut and banana-nut topping adds a new twist to this tropics-inspired quick bread.

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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted or regular butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium)
  • 1 (6-ounce) container Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free Piña Colada Yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Nature Valley® Banana Nut Crunchy Granola Bars (2 pouches from 8.9-ounce box), coarsely crushed*
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. (If using dark pan, decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees F.) Generously grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Beat in eggs, bananas and yogurt.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat until combined.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed granola bars until well combined.
  6. Pour batter into greased pan.
  7. In small bowl, mix remaining 1/4 cup crushed granola bars and the coconut. Sprinkle evenly over batter in pan; press in lightly.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 to 70 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, covering with foil during last 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
  9. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.
  10. Remove loaf from pan; place on rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  11. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

Prep Time: 15 min | Yield: 1 loaf; 16 slices

* To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap. Use rolling pin to crush bars.

Nutritional Information 1 Serving (1 Slice) Calories 195 (Calories from Fat 70)

Total Fat 8g (Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 40mg; Sodium 260mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 15g), Protein 3g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4.00%; Vitamin C 0.00%; Calcium 2.00%; Iron 4.00%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Bake-Off Contest Winner Susan Adams, Naperville, Illinois, Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury