As you may have noticed by now, I am a coconut LOVER!!! When I saw this on the blog called Our Best Bites, I knew I had to try it and it was all I had hoped for and more! I have made it twice in one week. The bread is very moist and yummy with the coconut in it, but when you take a bite of the top with the lime glaze and the toasted coconut - WOW! It is delicious!!! I highly recommend this. (It is a recipe originally from Cooking Light Magazine, so it is a lower fat recipe, but when you eat half the loaf yourself - it kind of negates the "light"ness of it!)
Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
adapted by Our Best Bites from Cooking Light
2 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1/4 C (4 TBSP) real butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 C mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large bananas)
1/4 C plain low-fat yogurt
3 TBSP milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut
Topping: 2 TBSP additional coconut
Glaze: 1/2 C powdered sugar whisked with 1 1/2 TBSP fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs and beat to combine. Add banana, yogurt, milk, and vanilla. Beat until blended.
Add flour mixture and beat at a low speed until just combined. Stir in 1/2 C coconut.
Pour batter into a 9x5" loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle additional 2 TBSP coconut on top.
Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until a knife or skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
When done, remove pan from oven. Let cool on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes and then carefully remove from pan. Whisk powdered sugar and lime juice together for the glaze and then drizzle over top. Cool for another 15 minutes before slicing.