Friday, June 6, 2008

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze


While trying to figure out what else to make for breakfast I found this recipe and it sounded great. Now I have a system for my breakfast choices. I think its the Math Minor coming out in me or just the over organizer take your pick. I always make my mom's breakfast casserole ( I would have posted that too but I was running late today), 2 breads or cakes of some sort, fruit and Mock Bellini's and Mimosa. We aren't allowed to drink at work, so I use sparkling white grape juice instead of champagne. I bring champagne flutes and everything. So I have 3 of the items I bring pretty nailed down, so that makes it fun to bring new bread and cakes each time. Then I'm not totally over whelmed on Thursday night. But this cake was fantastic, it was really moist and the coconut texture was great. It was a nice change of pace and considering its almost gone I think it went over well too.

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

2 cups of AP Flour
3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup of sour cream
3 tablespoons of rum
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of flaked sweetened coconut
3 tablespoons of flaked sweetened coconut
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non stick cooking spray. Combine the flour, baking soda,salt, and 1/2 cup of coconut and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until well blended. Add eggs in one at a time beating well after each addition. Add in the banana, sour cream, rum and vanilla and beat until blended. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour mixture slowly and beat until it is just moist. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the 3 tablespoons of coconut. Bake for 45-50 or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a rack in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan and let cool on the rack. Combine the powdered sugar and the lime juice and drizzle it over the warm bread and let it cool completely.

3 comments:

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed this bread, it has been awhile since I have made it...and I do have bananas to use up!

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  2. That looks really good. I like the sound of a coconut and lime banana bread!

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  3. Gretchen - It was fantastic and a hit at breakfast. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.
    Kevin - it was a texture and flavor overload. I wish I had some right now it was so good.

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