Tropical Banana Bread with Coconut and Lime Glaze

Tropical Banana Bread

Hang on to summer a while longer with this tropical twist on banana bread. The bananas in this loaf make it really sweet and the rum makes it moist! It freezes well.


  • 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 amber rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup medium unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon medium unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1  tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  • Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add 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 greased or non-stick 9 x 5-inch loaf pan ; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Tropical Banana Bread with Coconut Lime Glaze


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