Brace yourself, you’re going to see a lot of banana recipes on here. For some reason I can’t seem to regulate my banana buying. I love them but I can’t seem to out-eat my buying trips. Ultimately I’m left with a few brown strays by the end of every week. But that’s ok…banana’s are so versatile, I’ll just keep trying new and different things.
This one is fairly different. The coconut/banana combo is fabulous but the lime glaze just adds the tiniest tang to it.
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 large bananas)
1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
3 tbsp apple juice or milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut
Topping: 2 tbsp additional coconut
Glaze: 1/2 cup 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 bananas, sour cream or yogurt, apple juice or milk and vanilla. Beat until blended. Add flour mixture and bead at low speed until just combined . Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.
Pour batter into a 9” x 5” 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 (mine actually took closer to 80 minutes.) Make sure knife or skewer comes out completely clean. If you find after about 45 minutes or so that the coconut on top is too brown cover loosely with foil for the remainder of the baking time.
When done, remove pan from the oven and let cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Whisk powdered sugar and lime juice together for the glaze and then drizzle over top. Cool for at least another 15 minutes before serving.
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