Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

I came across a recipe from Our Best Bites the other day, and when my sweet tooth acted up between lunch and dinner, I knew it was time to try it out. The family was skeptical at first – especially of the lime glaze – but it looked too promising to pass up.

Mom: "The lime makes it!"

Success! It was easy to make and a hit with the family.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (I used 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut for batter, 2 additional tablespoons for on top

Directions:

Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Beat butter, sugar and eggs until blended. Then beat in mashed bananas, sour cream, milk and vanilla. Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Finally, stir in coconut by hand. Pour bread batter into a greased loaf pan (9×5”) and sprinkle with additional coconut.

Pre-oven. The coconut sprinkled on top gives a fun texture when baked. And it looks great!

Bake for about an hour, or until done (mine took 1 hour, 15 min). Sara at Our Best Bites recommends covering the top with foil midway through the baking time to prevent excessive browning.

When cooked through, take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. While you wait, whip up the lime glaze: 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice mixed with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Lime Glaze

After the bread has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the top with a spoon. Let it soak into the bread – the glaze is the best part!

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