1/2 cup coconut sugar (you may also use an equal amount of light brown sugar, packed)
1/4 cup coconut, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs, lightly beaten (at room temperature)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 VERY ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (should yield 1 and 1/4 cups of mashed banana)
1 and 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 banana, sliced in half lengthwise, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). Line a 9" loaf pan with parchment paper so that the sides slightly overlap, then spray the parchment paper - and any exposed pan - with non-stick spray; set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in the mashed bananas and blueberries. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and smooth the top. Place the sliced banana halves on top of the loaf and gently press them down slightly into the batter, if using. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing the loaf and transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cool, slice and serve!
Recipe by Baker by Nature at https://bakerbynature.com/healthy-blueberry-banana-bread/