Instead of using butter for this banana bread recipe, I used coconut oil. The result was a super moist bread with a light coconut taste. Combined with a coconut crust and a lime glaze, you have a great tropical treat.
The lovely tropical flavour from the coconut, bananas and lime helped me forget that I’m in the middle of a Canadian winter, and not somewhere near the Caribbean.
- 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (or butter)
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ripe, medium-size bananas
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- extra 2 tbsp of coconut flakes on top (optional)
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp lime juice
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a loaf pan, with parchment paper. Combine flour, cinnamon, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
(In my new mixer. Love it!!!!)
Add in brown sugar, and mix at medium speed, until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg and bananas, mix until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed, until just moistened. Stir in coconut flakes.
Pour into loaf pan and sprinkle with extra 1 tbsp of coconut flakes if you’d like. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the centre should come out clean.
Allow bread to cool in the pan, on a cooling rack, for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pan and allow to cool for another 20 minutes.
Whisk together powdered sugar and lime juice, and pour glaze over bread. Allow to sit for 15 minutes before slicing to serve.
Now for the Giveaway…
I’m very excited to announce that the folks at
Tropical Traditions are giving one lucky reader their
own quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
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I receive the newsletter. I’ve made a similar recipe from Cooking Light and substituted coconut oil. It was delicious!
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That banana bread looks so good!
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Christine Darbanella says
Registered for the TT newsletter. This bread looks so moist and good. Will definitely try this soon!
I have to try that recipe! Looks delicious!
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I’m already subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter, and would love to win this wonderful coconut oil. Thank you for this great recipe!
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also pretty sure I was signed up already.. But oh well. I need some coconut oil for my smoothies
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Terrific! I am signed up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter…this recipe would be the perfect one to make with their coconut oil give away! 🙂
Thanks so much…….
i put some in my tea instead of milk, it’s different and more creamy
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The recipe of coconut banana bread with lime glaze is not only tasty, but also very healthy. Thanks for sharing