Coconut Lime Banana Bread

This is another recipe I found over at The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch. I knew I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it. A few people were a little bit leery of the coconut/lime/banana combination, but it. was. amazing. Seriously. The bread was moist and delicious, and the light tang of the lime glaze just sent it over the top. I have some rotting bananas in the kitchen that are just begging me to make this again.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Coconut Lime Banana Bread ingredients

Ripe bananas, flour, sugar, powdered sugar, baking soda, plain yogurt, eggs, salt, butter, vanilla, coconut, lime, and rum (I used coconut rum).

2 cups flour

In a bowl, combine two cups of flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Stir with whisk to combine

Stir with a whisk to combine and set aside.

1/4 cup butter, softened

In a large bowl, add 1/4 cup of softened butter. And actually, putting together this entry, I’m pretty sure that’s 1/2 cup of butter in the bowl. Oh well, 1/2 cup of butter was still freaking delicious!

1 cup sugar

Add 1 cup of sugar

Beat until well combined

And beat until well combined.

Add eggs one at a time

Add the eggs one at a time.

Beat well

Beat well after each addition.

1 1/2 cups mashed banana

Add 1 1/2 cups of mashed banana. For me, this was 3 large bananas.

1/4 cup yogurt

1/4 cup of yogurt

3 Tbs coconut rum

3 Tablespoons of rum. The recipe called for dark rum. I used coconut rum because hello? Coconut banana bread? And it’s what I had.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix well

Mix that up.

Add flour mixture

Gradually add the flour mixture

Until just combined

mixing until just combined.

1/2 cup coconut

Add 1/2 cup coconut.

Stir in coconut

Stir it in

batter in pan

Then pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle coconut on top

Sprinkle coconut on top, then bake at 350 for one hour.

cool on wire rack

Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then turn it out onto the wire rack, and it’s time for the lime glaze.

1/2 cup powdered sugar

In a small bowl, add 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 Tbs lime juice

and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice.

Lime Glaze

Whisk it together

Drizzled on top of the bread

and drizzle it over the top of your still warm bread.

I am salivating at these pictures, y’all. This bread was SO good… do yourself a favor and try it as soon as you can!

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
Cooking Light Magazine (found at Grumpy’s Honeybunch

2 cups all-purpose flour
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 the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk to combine.

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the 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 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool bread completely on wire rack.

20 Comments so far

  1. outofthepinksky on June 20th, 2009

    That sounds awesome! Mail me some? 😉

  2. Martha A. Cheves on June 20th, 2009

    This looks so good. I’ve never thought about using lime with banana bread. I’ve not even though about using coconut. This is one I’ll have to try.

  3. jeng on June 23rd, 2009

    It looks delicious. Perfect for our rainy weather here ; )

  4. Sanctity of Life on June 23rd, 2009

    As a Hispanic I must say, bananas coconut = winner. Good lord this food looks amazing!

  5. HoneyB on June 25th, 2009

    Glad you liked it!

  6. Dwacon on June 27th, 2009

    So are you saying to use ripe or rotting bananas?

  7. Joy on June 27th, 2009

    You had me at “coconut lime banana bread”! Oh my goodness! I love making regular banana bread whenever I have a few overripe bananas hanging around – this sounds like a DELICIOUS twist on it!

  8. Loretta on July 1st, 2009

    Did you save me some!?!?! That looks so good.

  9. Dani' on July 4th, 2009

    mmm looks tasty!

  10. JasonsLifeNotes on July 5th, 2009

    That’s a delicious bread. Thanks for sharing..

  11. sneh on July 6th, 2009

    That looks tasty…Will make it today only! as i was anyways planning to make banana cake today.

  12. Natural on July 12th, 2009

    OMG, that looks delicious, the last pic especially. i’m a big fan of coconut.

  13. earthtoholly on July 16th, 2009

    Oh my gosh, dare I make this? Really, I’m scared…scared I’ll eat the whole thing! I think it’s safe to say “awesome recipe” before testing!

  14. Patrick on July 18th, 2009

    You evil, evil woman. How could you let something like this out into public?! How many people will now die a moist, delicious death thanks to you?

    Do people still say “to die for”, because that’s what it is.


  15. Jess on September 16th, 2009

    This looks amazing! Going to make it for my boyfriend tomorrow… He loves my regular banana, mini chocolate chip and coconut bread, but he said that this sounds amazing!! I’ll let you all know how he liked it 😉

  16. Michelle on October 21st, 2009

    This bread is freaking amazing! I will be making mini loaves of this for a charity bake sale =)

  17. Jess on November 3rd, 2009

    I said I would report back… HE LOVED IT!!!!

  18. Lese on November 5th, 2009

    I am trying this recipe tonight for a school project (Spanish class) and so far everything looks to be coming out won-der-ful. Even the raw batter tastes delicious. Using a bundt pan, so I will be watching the bake time. Thank you so much for providing this recipe!

  19. Jennifer Nicole on November 25th, 2010

    O.M.G. I decided to make this as one of our desserts for Thanksgiving and it turned out AMAZING! I was so pleased as was the rest of my family. The only thing I did differently was instead of coating my loaf pan with flour after I sprayed it with cooking oil I coated it with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, it added a little extra something to the finished product and the bread came out smoothly without sticking at all. The lime glaze was terrific btw. I am definitely making this again. It was so moist too! I highly recommend this recipe! Thx so much!

  20. M. Wesley on April 2nd, 2011

    I thought I had enough bananas, but didn’t. Made up the difference with two ripe avocados. Worked fine. Also added walnuts and some lime juice to the batter. Nice.

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