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Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

March 18, 2009

0709p136-banana-bread-l1 Just so you know, not everything I make (or eat) is spicy.  Nope, I’m an equal opportunity eater! and it’s about time I posted a recipe for a treat on the sweeter side of things.  Two of my favorite flavors in this world are coconut and lime and when I find those 2 flavors combined, I’m just about ready to die and go to heaven.  Now that spring appears to be well on its way (please say its so!) I thought I’d share a recipe from Cooking Light for Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze.  Oh, and there’s rum in this thing too! it doesn’t get much better.  



  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 3/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups  mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/4  cup  plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3  tablespoons  dark rum
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  cup  flaked sweetened coconut
  • Cooking spray
  • 1  tablespoon  flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2  cup  powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  fresh lime or lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.

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  1. July 26, 2009 2:49 am

    I made this as well while Jay’s family was visiting – also sooo good! I used Malibu Rum for that extra coconut flavour! They must think I’m a baker, meanwhile it’s the first stuff I’ve baked in forever! Thanks for helping me out with some awesome recipes! 🙂

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