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Monday, May 2, 2011

Banana Nut Coconut Bread with Lime Drizzle Topping

I've made one edit to the recipe I posted below... since walnuts didn't go with either the wet or the dry ingredients, I forgot about them. But don't... they're awesome!

Well, the overwhelming applications for the SRAJD this week demolished my Monday evening (and most of my Sunday). Ha ha ha! That’s right… I’m putting off a decent blog post… still!

I will, however, at least try to remember what I put into the Banana Nut Coconut Bread I was talking about on Facebook. This was a mish-mash of several different recipes I have for banana nut bread. Sometimes you have to improvise based on what you've got in your pantry. :-)

As with most baked products, you mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, mix the liquid ingredients in another bowl, then add the dry mix to the wet mix and stir.

Dry Stuff:
2 cups flour (I used whole wheat, but you can probably use whatever)
¾ t baking soda
½ t salt
1 C white sugar
3 T dark brown sugar

Wet Stuff:
5 very ripe mashed bananas
¼ C butter or oil
2 eggs
¼ C milk, sour cream, or yogurt
½ t vanilla

I mixed these things together then added 1¼ C shredded coconut (actually, it was probably sweetened coconut flakes).

Then a folded in about 3/4 C of chopped walnuts.

I put the mixture into two 9x9” cooking pans that I had sprayed with Pam.

I threw some more coconut on top, then put them into a 350-degree pre-heated oven for … oh wow… I don’t remember… I usually just bake stuff until it’s done. Um… I’m thinking it was probably about 40 minutes. You know, test it with a knife or toothpick… does it come out clean or still wet?

You can pretty much tell when their done also when they start to get brown on the edges and on top.

After being out of the oven for half an hour, I flipped them over onto a paper plate, then flipped them back onto a regular plate so they were then face up, outside of the cooking pan.

Then I take ½ C of powdered sugar and mix it with 1½ T of lime juice… whisk together and drizzle over the warm cake.

Slice and eat… this stuff is super yummy when still warm. Mmmmm…

Okay, TTYL!


  1. I'm going to have to try this one. It sounds just divine...especially with my coffee.