Jamaican Banana Bread

Jamaican Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • Two cups of flour, all-purpose
  • one and a half teaspoons of baking soda
  • One cup granulated sugar and half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • Two big eggs
  • 3/4 cup of ripe bananas, mashed (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup of low-fat plain yogurt (or flavored like a pina colada!).
  • Three teaspoons of apple cider OR dark rum
  • Half a teaspoon of extract from vanilla
  • half a cup of sweetened coconut, flake
  • Cooking spray
  • One tablespoon of coconut, sweetened and flake
  • Half a cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Turn the oven on to 350°.
  2. Using knife to level, lightly scoop flour into dry measuring cups. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt, whisking to combine.
  3. In large bowl, combine butter and granulated sugar; beat on medium speed with mixer until completely combined. One egg at time, add and beat thoroughly after each addition. Beat in the yogurt, banana, rum, and vanilla until well combined. Mix in flour mixture and beat on low speed until moistened. Add 1/2 cup of coconut and stir.
  4. Fill 5-inch loaf pan with batter, sprayed with cooking spray, and top with tablespoon of coconut.
  5. For one hour, or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, bake at 350°. Ten minutes of cooling in the pan on wire rack; remove from pan.
  6. Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.
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