Sunday, January 1, 2012

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

Put the lime in the coconut, you such a silly woman!,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better.

How about we put the coconut in the banana bread and drizzle with a lime glaze?  Then you'll feel better!
When I went to make this recipe it called for 1/4 cup of plain low-fat yogurt.  I thought maybe I could subsitute applesauce, but I didn't have that either.  I did have some of my homemade Apple Butter  and since it was only 1/4 cup - I thought it couldn't hurt.  Maybe it was the Apple Butter with the cinnamon and spices, but this banana bread was delicious!  The lime glaze was sooo good with it!

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3)
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (apple butter substituted)
  • 3 Tbsp. dark rum
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  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 loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. coconut.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes on wire rack.  Remove from pan.  Combine powdered sugar and lime juice and drizzle over warm bread.  Cool completely.

~Adapted from Cooking Light


  1. Sounds very tropical! Happy New Year Patti:@)

  2. Yum! Lime and coconut in banana bread? Can't go wrong there!

  3. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!! You've pushed several of my buttons here Patti! Can hardly wait to try this. Thanks!

  4. Patti, I love every ingredient and would love to make this for some tropical dinner's perfect ending! Great recipe, THANKS!


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