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Coconut Banana Bread with Lime

Coconut and Lime Adds a Subtle Update

Whenever one of the horses win  I send goodies with Hubs to share with the grooms.   Like apple pie everyone seems to enjoy banana bread.  This coconut banana bread is a nice variation the flavour is a bit sharper and the coconut adds texture.

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Coconut Banana Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Prepare pans with butter and flour.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs

3 bananas (1 1/2 cups)

tsp vanilla

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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

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Add pecans and coconut, stir.  Place in 1 large or four small loaf pans.  Bake at 350 – large pan 35 min, small pan 25 min, or until done.

Topping

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.

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As these are traveling I made some DIY loaf pan boxes to send them in.

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Have a great week.

Leanna

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