Coconut Pudding Banana Bread

Coconut Pudding Banana Bread

I have been on a quest to make all the banana bread recipes out there. I have made cast iron skillet banana bread, pumpkin banana bread, molasses and buttermilk banana bread, and yellow cake mix banana bread! Next on my list was coconut pudding banana bread. The mix of coconut and banana turned out fantastic. The two flavors really compliment each other.

Coconut Pudding Banana Bread

I recently tried a banana bread recipe that uses French vanilla pudding mix. It is a really delicious banana bread! I wanted to try something similar but instead use coconut pudding and coconut flakes. I’m so glad I did some more banana bread recipe experimenting because it turned out so good. If you are a coconut fan and a banana bread fan then you’ll love this recipe.

What kind of pudding goes into this banana bread?

A box of instant coconut pudding mix (about 3.5 ounces). I used just a store brand pudding. You do not need to prepare the pudding so disregard the instructions on the box. You also want to be sure that you are getting the instant kind of pudding mix.

What type of pan do I need for this coconut pudding banana bread recipe?

Coconut Pudding Banana Bread

I prefer to use a bundt cake pan for this recipe. Not only does a bundt cake make for a really beautiful looking banana bread it also helps the banana bread stay moist. If you don’t have bundt cake pan on hand you can also use two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans to make this recipe.

Can I use frozen bananas?

I love using frozen bananas in this coconut banana bread recipe. I love throwing some ripe bananas in my freezer so I can make banana bread later.

Can I freeze this chocolate banana bread?

You can definitely freeze this banana bread recipe. To best freeze this recipe, I suggest wrapping a loaf tightly in aluminum foil or in plastic wrap. This banana bread can be frozen for about two months or so. When you’re ready to eat it, let it defrost and then slice it.

What ingredients do I need for this coconut banana bread?

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Bananas
  • Instant coconut pudding mix
  • Eggs
  • Canola oil
  • All purpose flour
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sweetened coconut flakes

Coconut Pudding Banana Bread

The mix of coconut and banana turned out fantastic in this unique banana bread.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut banana bread, coconut pudding banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 396kcal
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $6


  • Bundt cake pan or two loaf pans


  • 3 ripe bananas mashed with a fork
  • 1 package instant coconut pudding mix (about 3.5 ounces) unprepared
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a bundt cake pan or two loaf pans and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs, oil, vanilla extract, coconut pudding mix, and mashed bananas.
  • Mix well with a hand mixer for 3 minutes or until the batter is smooth.
  • Stir in one cup the coconut flakes with a large wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Pour mix into the greased bundt cake pan or two loaf pans.
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut flakes on top and then cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle. If desired, remove the aluminum foil the last 5 to 10 minutes of baking to toast the coconut flakes.

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12 thoughts on “Coconut Pudding Banana Bread”

  1. My mother in law loves making banana bread! When I first started dating my husband, I asked him, “Why are there so many brown bananas in your freezer?” LOL. I’ll have to pass this along!

  2. This looks so delicious – my mouth is watering! LOL I love all things coconut so I’ll definitely have to try this. Have you thought of putting a topping on this cake? My mom once made a bundt chocolate cake with a coconut topping – it was to die for! I’m sure it would be delicious on this coconut banana cake, too.

  3. OOOOOH! I never thought of trying to make banana bread with pudding mix before, though I’ve used pudding mix with cake mix for a quick cake-for-one mix. But now I’ve got to try this sometime – and I bet it would also be delish with chocolate pudding…

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