Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch – This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread!

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

I am on serious vacation flow, people. Yup. It’s past noon and I am happy to report, I have just imbibed my third Cuba Libre. I’m drinking on island time.  

This be the view. #nofilter

I’m living on island time, giving absolutely no thought to real world problems. I’m breathing in the salty sea air as I temporarily lift my bacon ban and go HAM on at least 10 strips. Don’t worry, I balanced my nitrite consumption with an overabundance of island fruit.  

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

I am enjoying the smack out of life ’cause there is only the one. Unless you believe in reincarnation, in which case I may be up to life 4,519. Now flow with me. Let’s talk about this Banana Coconut Crunch Cake. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

This crunch cake is an island vacation. Ripe bananas are mixed into a cake batter that is softened in part with butter, and coconut oil. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

Sweetened flaked coconut is folded into this banana filled batter, as are chopped walnuts. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

Not just any walnuts, no no no – Candied walnuts. 
You see, regular walnuts impart a bit of crunch to banana cakes. Candied walnuts give the gift of crunch AND a burnt sugar caramel flavor. 

Candied walnuts are ready in five minutes. Just keep that in mind. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

This ripe banana, coconut flaked, candied walnut batter is baked in a bundt pan. 

I’ve baked this cake in Mini loaf pans as well. 

For giving. 

Throwing it out there. Being friendly and whatnot. 
Out of the oven this cake is allowed to cool enough to glaze. I want to say the glaze is optional. The cake is delicious without it; however, the glaze brings its own brand of coconutty super sweet deliciousness. 

I’ll leave this upto you. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

Peep this moistness. 

Those pockets of burnt sugar? Yah, it’s the candied walnuts. 

That sugar melts into the batter and solidifies when the cake cools. Not candy crunchy, in case you’re wondering. Not everywhere. In pockets evenly interspersed throughout the bundt. It seems almost deliberate. And perhaps it was.  

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

If you’re in the mood, bake this cake. If not, bookmark it for later in the fall.  

Me? I’ll be ordering Cuba Libre number 4 thinking of nothing but island breeze, foamy white waves, and bacon strips for breakfast. 

Baked with ripe bananas, sweetened flaked coconut, and candied walnuts for a delightful caramel crunch - This Banana Coconut Crunch Cake is a new twist on every day banana bread! - www.mind-over-batter.com

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