Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

A few months back while on Pinterest I stumbled upon this recipe from Sweet Pea’s kitchen that was published in Cooking Light magazine.  Anyway recipes I find on Pinterest tend to be 50/50 some rock & some suck!  This one ROCKED.  One loaf lasts less then 12 hours in our house so I have started making double batches.  It is quick & easy to make and is flavorful & most when done.  I did change up a few things from the original recipe which I have highlighted in red.  I hope your friends and family enjoy it as much as mine!


Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum, light rum, coconut rum or apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut for the top
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat sugar and butter 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.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing loaf to a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and juice; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.

Yields: 1-9×5 loaf

Source: Cooking Light, September 2007

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2 Responses to Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

  1. Jessica says:

    Just found your blog through a convo in the PDF patterns group! This looks amazing! Me thinks it needs an allergy free partner in crime for our gluten free/egg free house. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

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