Brilliance is Born – Raspberry & Coconut Banana Bread Scrolls

I know maths isn’t for all of us, (here I go, being all philosophical) but in life, there are just some simple equations that just make sense.

You’ve got….
beach + summer = let the good times roll
party hats + party pies = let’s be kids again
family + good food = let these days never end
rain + warm cozy fire = curl up with a good book & relax

Simple math, (that doesn’t involve numbers – phewwwww).

So, what do you get when you have ripe banana’s and a craving for winter warmers??
that’s right, it can only equal one delicious answer…


Banana Bread Scrolls.

That’s right, this answer is where brilliance is born.

Just like the celebration and jubilation when William James created Pi,
this is one equation you will be wanting to figure out all the time let me tell you my friends!

Just think, beautiful fluffy bread with a subtle banana flavour, adorned with softened raspberries, with hints of coconut, almonds and white chocolate. This fresh take on the cinnamon scroll is lighter, with a fresh punch.

This is a equation that you don’t need to be good at maths to figure out!
It’s simple, got ripe bananas and a craving for cozy food?
I’ve got ya covered.

Raspberry & coconut banana bread scroll



  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm milk
  • 3 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 4 cups (600g) bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • plain flour to knead


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 lemon worth of juice
  • 1/2 frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 1/3 slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 20g melted butter


1. Combine milk, yeast and sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes until frothy.
2. Combine flour and salt in a bowl; make a well in the centre. Pour milk mixture and egg and mashed bananas into the well; stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 40 minutes or until dough doubles in size.banana bread scroll dough ingredientsbanana bread scroll dough3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush a 22cm round cake pan with butter; line base with baking paper.
4. Turn dough onto a floured surface, this is where it may get really schticky… in this case, you will need lots of flour (to both dust onto the board, dough and your hands). The dough will most likely be a bit sticky, but that’s alright, keep flouring and all should work out. Knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, and bounces back and pushed. Use a rolling pin to roll to a 30 x 40cm rectangle. kneading banana bread scroll dough5. Combine the brown sugar and lemon juice, and spread evenly over the surface of the dough, then sprinkle over the top with coconut, raspberries, almonds and last minute I decided white choc chips, and who doesn’t like chocolate? Chuck some of that over as well 😛banana bread scroll filling ingredientsbanana bread scroll raspberry and coconut filling6. Roll the dough up from the short size, to make a chunkier scroll (or from the long side to make more smaller sized scrolls – up to you!) to enclose the filling. Cut the log crossways into around 8 – 12 portions. Arrange, cut-side up, in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes to rise.raspberry & coconut banana bread scroll7. Brush scrolls lightly with melted butter and bake in oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Set aside for 30 minutes then turn onto a wire rack.raspberry & coconut banana bread scroll8. Enjoy these scrolls from heaven my friends!!raspberry & coconut banana bread scrollraspberry & coconut banana bread scrollThe best thing since sliced bread??
I think so! raspberry & coconut banana bread scroll raspberry & coconut banana bread scrollBliss in the form of a bun…
raspberry & coconut banana bread scrollraspberry & coconut banana bread scrollOnce more… Enjoy these goodies! 😀

Thanks for stopping by!



35 thoughts on “Brilliance is Born – Raspberry & Coconut Banana Bread Scrolls

    • thank-you very much! 🙂
      i was photographing them and had to use every inch of self control to not gobble one up 😛
      yeah – it’s just one of mums old baking tins i found in a cupboard, funny the great things we can dig out! 🙂

    • thank-you!! 🙂
      oooo yay! let me know how it goes!
      the dough will be quite sticky when kneading it, but persist with flour and it will work out 😀

  1. This is so fantastic … what a pity I don’t bake with yeast – why can’t you be my next door neighbor???!!! I’m just drooling .. over this. The photos are just screaming at me. Have a great weekend now.

    • thank-you very much Viveka!! 😀
      wouldn’t that be fun! i would drop around with baked goodies all the time 😛
      thank-you! you have a great weekend too! 😀

    • thank-you!! 😀
      i’m with you there! i could happily down a couple of these bad boys 😛

  2. oh-em-gee these look delicious and they are absolutely gorgeous! Great photos, I love how you have them displayed, looks like a food magazine layout 🙂 I’ll definitely have to try these.

    • thank-you very much April! Means a lot 🙂 I literally come out with around 150 photos to sift through 😛
      ooo yay! let me know how it goes when you do – enjoy! 😀

    • haha thank-you Cass!! 😀
      it was so hard to resist just gobbling them up while i was photographing them 😛

    • thank-you very much!! 😀
      i basically put everything i love into the form of a scroll 😛
      thank-you for your lovely comment! 🙂 x

  3. These look AMAZING!! ah, banana bread with raspberry and coconut? I can’t think of anything better! I am terrible at making bread. I’m doubting whether I could do this recipe justice but I am going to try! Can’t wait lovely! xx

    • thank-you very much Mary!! 😀
      funny at the time i was really craving scrolls + we had ripening bananas and BAM these delicious goodies were born 😛
      no worries, and enjoy! 🙂

  4. Your scrolls look amazing so delicious! I’m glad you found my blog, yours is great – beautiful photography and interesting posts. I’m looking forward to following you and I will definitely be trying these incredible pieces of yeasty goodness!

    • thank-you very much!! 🙂
      haha please do – you won’t regret making those pieces of yeasty goodness! 😛

      i’m looking forward to more of your posts in the future!
      have a great weekend! 😀

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