Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

Best Quick Bread. This recipe originally appeared on the cover of our September 2003 issue and remains one of our best banana breads. --Recipe by Jean Patterson (September 2003)

1 loaf, 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
* 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 2 large eggs
* 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
* 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
* 3 tablespoons dark rum
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
* Cooking spray
* 1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar
* 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 193 (21% from fat)
Fat: 4.6g (sat 2.8g,mono 1.1g,poly 0.3g)
Protein: 2.9g
Carbohydrate: 35g
Fiber: 1.1g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Iron: 1mg
Sodium: 179mg
Calcium: 15mg

recipes by:Jean Patterson, Cooking Light


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