Whenever one of the horses win at Northlands Park I send goodies with Herman to share with the grooms. I never met anyone who disliked banana bread, like apple pie its a safe staple recipe.
Here’s the recipe.
Prepare pans, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1/2 cup butter
3 bananas (1 1/2 cups)
Mix butter and sugar in large bowl until incorporated, add eggs, mixing well. Add vanilla. Mash bananas in separate bowl add to egg mixture. (Make sure your bananas are soft enough to mash, but I don’t use overripe bananas in my bread.)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
In separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt , blend well, add to egg mixture. Mix until slightly incorporated.
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup coconut
Place 2 tbsp of coconut and 2 tbsp of pecans on a baking sheet. Roast in oven for 5 minutes careful that they don’t burn. Remove when coconut is slightly brown. Set aside.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp lime juice
Add the butter, sugar, and lime juice to a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until bubbling, let bubble for 1 minute. Stir in the toasted coconut and pecans.
Spoon over top of the warm banana bread.
As these are traveling I made some DIY loaf pan boxes to send them in.