This banana bread is very popular in our home. It's always been a heavily requested sweet treat and even has a funny family history behind it. It's the very last thing I baked just a few hours before my first born decided he was ready to meet the outside world. Not sure what prompted it, probably the so called, "nesting stage," but I baked not one, but six loaves of this banana bread during my final hours of my 1st pregnancy. It took me three rounds of batter prep to make all those loaves since my mixer
Dessert Bread with a Twist
This banana bread probably gets it's praise from the subtle coconut hints and surprise tang from the lime juice in the glaze. I love most banana bread and haven't found many I don't like, but I have to say I have trouble not making it with the coconut and lime flavors now. I always want to make banana bread this way and have trouble reverting back to making standard banana bread. It's just that good this way.
Save those Bananas!
Don't make the mistake I did years ago before I really started baking for fun. Do not toss those over-ripe soft bananas! Freeze them! I make this banana bread with fresh or frozen bananas (thawed) or even a mix if I'm short on one kind. The taste and texture is just as good in my opinion either way. I store my over ripe bananas peeled in a freezer bag for smoothies or baking. You never know when they'll come in handy if you really like playing in the kitchen.
Try out this recipe and let me know how you like it!Print