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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
My Mother-in-Law Katie made this bread for me about a month ago and it was amazing. I wanted to make something yesterday for a friend of mine that just had a baby and she suggested I make this...perfect idea. I had to double the recipe so that we could enjoy as well.
2 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/4 C (4 Tbs) real butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 C mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large bananas)
1/4 C sour cream or plain yogurt
3 Tbs apple juice or milk*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut
Topping: 2 Tbs additional coconut
Glaze: 1/2 C powdered sugar whisked with 1 1/2 Tbs fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended.Add eggs and beat to combine.Add banana, sour cream or yogurt, apple juice (or milk), and vanilla.Beat until blended.
Add flour mixture and beat at a low speed until just combined.Stir in 1/2 C coconut.
Pour batter into a 9x5" loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.Sprinkle additional 2 Tbs coconut on top.
Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until a knife or skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Note: Check bread after about 40 minutes.If the top has browned and the coconut pieces are looking toasty, cover top of bread lightly with a piece of foil.Continue baking until done.
When done, remove pan from oven.Let cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes and then carefully remove from pan.Whisk powdered sugar and lime juice together for the glaze and then drizzle over top.Cool for another 15 minutes before slicing.