Coconut Kiwi Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf
1 ½ cups flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened ½ cup granulated sugar ½ light brown sugar, packed 2 eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract 2-3 ripe large bananas, about 1-1/2 cups, mashed ½ cup coconut, toasted 1 cup diced kiwis, and 1 sliced kiwi for the top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract. Add bananas. Gradually add flour mixture to banana mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in toasted coconut (reserving 1 tablespoon) and diced kiwis. Pour batter into greased loaf pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle reserved tablespoon of toasted coconut on top, and evenly place sliced kiwis on top. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.