African Banana Coconut Bake

African Banana Coconut Bake

(5 servings)    Printable Version
  • 5 medium bananas
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
I made my African Banana Coconut Bake in separate small baking dishes, fitting about 1 banana in each dish. I liked the overall flavor. Along with the baking, the butter and brown sugar really changed the nature of the bananas. This is a real easy dish to make. It took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. Don't be shy about using a lot of coconut. I used the instructed amount but wished that I'd used more. One word of warning: Be sure to serve this right away. After about 6 minutes, the bananas show a slight discoloration despite the use of citrus to prevent browning. (This recipe was submitted in 2005. It was tested and photographed in March 2014.)

African Banana Coconut Bake

How To Make An African Banana Coconut Bake

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut bananas crosswise into halves. Cut each half lengthwise into halves and arrange in a small (9-inch) greased pie plate or casserole dish.

Dot with butter. Drizzle with orange juice and lemon juice. Sprinkle with brown sugar and coconut.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until coconut is golden brown.

In Ghana, this Banana Coconut Bake is known as Akwadu.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CornFlake for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of African Banana Coconut Bake?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 8 votes.

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Amarie (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This was DELICIOUS! Fast and easy with great flavors.

Comment submitted: 4/12/2015 (#19359)

From hali b.
Rating (out of 5):  

I did this for a cooking class and everyone loved it.

Comment submitted: 9/21/2013 (#16583)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom jbabe321 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Wow! Best breakfast ever... I cannot wait to cook this for my next family reunion. I know that my lovely niece will enjoy it. I will make sure to spread the word. - Lore

Comment submitted: 3/19/2013 (#15427)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom dandh (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Great treat for my family. The kids loved it too.

Comment submitted: 3/19/2013 (#15425)

From Coco
Rating (out of 5):  

Perfect breakfast! Just what I was looking for: fruity and different. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 5/14/2012 (#13905)

From Dade C.
Rating (out of 5):  

Different and good. The flavors really work nicely together and besides the butter, it's pretty healthy.

Comment submitted: 6/13/2011 (#12788)

From FlixiGrip
Rating (out of 5):  

Mmmm tasty.

Comment submitted: 3/3/2009 (#7694)

From Lenadius
Rating (out of 5):  

I cooked this... it was very sweet, and I really liked the contrast between the lemon juice and the orange juice involved.

The bananas got soft when baked, and the coconut and brown sugar combined with all of it to create an interesting texture and a very distinct, unusual flavor.

I really liked it - and so did the 30 people I shared it with (I made a triple batch.)

Comment submitted: 3/5/2008 (#4760)

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