TROPICAL BANANA BREAD WITH KEY LIME GLAZE

 

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  • Servings: 1 loaf
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Backstory

This is another of the million banana bread recipes to be found on the net or cookbooks. I made it tropical by adding pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts. The glaze (not shown) is optional.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ripe banana, mashed (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, very well drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • For Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 5 teaspoons of key lime juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9 5 inch metal loaf pan with flour-added cooking spray.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, using high speed of an electric mixer; add eggs, one by one, beating 30 seconds after each egg. Beat in vanilla and bananas. Stir in pineapple.
  • Stir flour mixture into banana mixture in three parts mixing (not beating) with a spoon. Stir in nuts. Transfer to loaf pan.
  • Bake until top of loaf is golden brown and a tester comes out clean, about 55 - 65 minutes. Remove from oven, cool in pan for 10 minutes and turn out onto rack. Spoon glaze over the top of warm loaf and sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut.
  • For Glaze: Mix 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar with 5 teaspoons of key lime juice until it is smooth.
  • Makes 1 loaf.
  • This is another of the million banana bread recipes to be found on the net or cookbooks. I made it tropical by adding pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts. The glaze (not shown) is optional.

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