Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Coconut Banana Bread with Key Lime Glaze

I love searching for new ways to make banana bread and have been on a quest to find the "Ultimate Banana Bread." Well, about 6 months ago I thought I had finally found the best recipe for banana bread ever. I was wrong. THIS one is the best I've ever had. I found this at Peabody's food site. Her website is You can get her recipe for this at her site or here below. The lime glaze just adds extra flavor and sweetness to the bread and coconuts and bananas are a great combination even on their own. I think it would be very hard to top this recipe. This tastes best if you wrap it up once it cools down and eat it the next day. The flavors really come out. Enjoy!

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (approx. 3)

1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream (I used sour cream)

1tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Preheat over to 350 degrees

Butter one large 9 x 5 inch loaf pan

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in bowl and mix well

Mix sugars and butter in large bowl and beat with mixer until well blended

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition

Add bananas, yogurt (or sour cream) and vanilla, beating until blended

Add flour mixture and beat on low speed or by and until just moistened

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour

Cool in pan for 10 minutes

Remove from pan and place on wire rack

Key Lime Glaze

1 tbsp shredded, sweetened coconut (you will need more in you decide to cover entire top of bread)

1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 1/2 tbsps key lime juice

Combine above ingredients and drizzle over banana bread while still warm


Peabody said...

I agree that it is best the second day when all the lime has crept in. So glad you liked it.

Dhanggit said...

i just love the sound of it: banana with coconut and lime glaze. i just need a cup of coffee and my day is done :-) love it

Kevin said...

I really like the sound of a coconut banana bread with lime.