Samoa Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings

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So, I know you’re going to think this is crazy, but “samoa” is kind of a new concept to me.

whole loaf of samoa banana bread with toasted coconut and chocolate chips on top

And by “new” I mean, in the last 2 or 3 years. Pinterest has changed my life in so many ways.

And so I’ve become a little obsessed.

There’s just nothing I don’t love about toasted coconut, chocolate and caramel.

banana bread with toasted coconut chocolate and caramel drizzle

And I basically come up with new recipes but taking concepts I really like and doing my best to apply them to everything. I guess in that way, I get myself into a bit of a food rut.

But no one around here seems to mind.

I started out with one of my favourite banana bread recipes. I reduced the sugar a bit (because I was going to be adding plenty of it back in with the chocolate and butterscotch chips!), I swapped out some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat, and I swapped out the liquids for coconut milk. I also added more samoa flavour with butterscotch pudding mix and coconut extract.

overhead image of samoa banana bread with chocolate and caramel drizzle

I added copious amounts of chocolate chips and coconut to the top of the bread, and the coconut gets nice and toasty all by itself in the oven (no need for the extra step of toasting it!). And if you want to get a little ridiculous, feel free to give it a good coating of chocolate and caramel syrup right before you serve it.

Usually, I like to think of banana bread as a healthy snack. And I’m going to go ahead and do that again (I used 50% whole wheat flour, so that counts, right?), but you could easily serve this warm with a scoop of ice cream, and no one would be complaining.

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Samoa Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate make this banana bread so good, it could even be dessert tonight!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Bread and Baked Goods
Servings 12 servings
Calories 244cal


  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 nstant butterscotch pudding
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips


  • additional chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
  • caramel sauce
  • chocolate sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8×5″ loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas with a whisk. Whisk in brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and coconut extract.
  • Stir in coconut milk with whisk.
  • Add pudding mix, both flours and baking soda to the bowl and stir until just combined.
  • Stir in chocolate and butterscotch chips. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for 50-65 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist crumbs. *If your bread is browning too quickly, cover loosely with a piece of greased tin foil for the second half of baking time.
  • Let cool at least 10 minutes before removing from loaf pan. If desired, drizzle with chocolate and caramel sauce of choice.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 244cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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    • Ashley says

      Thanks Krista! I’m kind of obsessed with any kind of banana bread, so I naturally try to combine everything else I love with it. lol. She doesn’t mind her job too much!

  1. AnnMarie says

    Oh yeah! Samoa cookies are our favorites! So this should be our new favorite sweet bread. Getting the ingredients and making this while I’ve got a bunch of bananas! Pinned!

  2. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says

    I could eat the whole loaf. I love samoa cookies. Luckily for me, only a couple of my kids like them, so they don’t disappear as quickly as the thin mints (although they still disappear quickly). This is going to be a hit too! Pinning! Visiting from Freedom Fridays! If you have a moment, I’d love it if you’d share it with us at Foodie Fridays too!

  3. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says

    Oh I was just thinking about how I wanted to keep more fresh banana bread in the kitchen (for quick breakfasts and the like) and HOW COULD I NOT TRY THIS ONE?! Looks delicious, Ashley! 😀

  4. Sarah@RunningOnBrie says

    I’m loving this Somoa banana bread! Can’t go wrong with bananas and chocolate…and the butterscotch chips and coconut just sound amazing. Sign me up!

    • Ashley says

      There are definitely a few perks to mommy blogging! Lol. It’s almost embarrassing how many ideas I’ve gotten from Pinterest!

  5. Shashi says

    You do come up with some amazing ideas!! Love this decadent take on banana bread – but really, copious amounts of chocolate are good for us right? 😉

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