And the winner is…..

First off we have a winner of the prize pack. Using Random.org’s Integer Generator the lucky winner is #203…otherwise known as Mary of Shazam in the Kitchen. Congrats to Mary and thanks to all who left a comment. Mary please email me at luvbriere(at)gmail(dot)com so that I can get your address to send you your treats.

The first time I had banana bread that was not baked by my mother was the college cafeteria. Not exactly a bakers delight. I had grown up all my life having my banana bread made with graham flour and had no idea that anyone made it any different. And though delicious is not how I would describe it, it did get me think as to what the “average” banana bread tasted like. The banana bread that everyone seemed to grow up on.
From that point on I pretty much tried every banana bread I could find. I’ve had some winners and some losers. But when I saw this bread over at A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen and it had key lime involved, I HAD to try it. So glad I did. This was originally a “light” recipe, which I quickly changed. If you want to see the original recipe that is lower in calories go here. I on the other hand added more butter, more sugar and full fat Greek yogurt to my banana bread. So in a way it is more like cake. The key lime glaze really adds a depth of flavor to this bread that makes it fall into the prestigious top five banana breads I have ever baked. Since I am also obsessed with adding mascarpone to my banana breads as of late, I think the next time I make it, I will add some of that.
Life is a little too busy right now so this post is a short one. Thanks to all of you who wrote about your evil gym experiences to me via email…they were good for a laugh and made me feel less alone when up against Barbie and Ken. :P

Coconut Banana Bread with Key Lime Glaze

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups mashed bananas
1/3 cup Greek yogurt(or sour cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup shredded sweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Butter 1 large 9ƒâ€”5 loaf pan or three miniature pans
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in bowl, mix ingredients.
Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer or spoon until well blended.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended.
Add flour mixture; beat at low speed or by hand until just moist.
Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.
Pour mixture in loaf or divide amongst three small pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. If baking in a large pan bake for about 1 hour.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes large or 5 minutes small loaves.
Remove from pan and place on a wire rack.

Key Lime Glaze
1 TBSP shredded sweetened coconut( I actually used much more)
½ cup sifted powdered sugar
1 ½ TBSP key lime juice

Combine ingredients, stirring with a whisk and drizzle over banana breads while still warm.
Cool completely on wire rack.

Source: Adapted from A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen who adapted their recipe from Cooking Light and Southern Living.

Comments

  1. That looks like a pretty special banana bread.

  2. Tropical twist banana bread… I like it!

  3. That is totally lush looking Peabody. How do you manage that? Oh wait you told us how: added more butter, more sugar and full fat Greek yogurt. Right! But you do get a great photo!

  4. Banana bread with lime glaze — that sounds like a winning combination.

  5. That is a delicious loaf of bread, Pea! I’m a sucker for both coconut and lime (they’re huge here in Brazil) and they must go wonderfully with bananas!

  6. key lime is just perfect for banana bread. This recipe looks gr8. Hope you are feeling better now.

  7. I am so glad you liked my Coconut Key Lime Banana Bread. Great photos.

  8. Congratulations to Mary!! :0)

    Nothing beats homemade banana bread; and I LOVE your variation, with the coconut and lime – how divine is that?!?!!

  9. It must be banana season because I’m seeing banana bread all over the blogosphere! We can’t seem to keep enough bananas on hand lately for me to make bread. I keep buying them, but they keep disappearing!

  10. I knew banana bread was popular, but I had no idea how many different recipes there were out there!

  11. I think the key lime glaze sounds wonderful on banana bread.

  12. Well done to the winner, and at least the rest of us have this lovely coconut lime bread to console ourselves with :)

  13. this look scrumptous!

  14. The combo sounds divine. I’m a little bit on a lime kick so I’m definitely bookmarking this one!

  15. Your recipe is most intriguing, which means I may have to try this one out. I always have loads of ripe bananas, now that I freeze them. I hadn’t thought to freeze them once they turned spotty. Now I can make banana bread at my leisure rather than the slave to over ripe bananas. (I wonder why it took me so long to figure out i could freeze them? I am a wally.)

  16. This looks freaking amazing, Peabody!! I will definitely be making this SOON!

  17. An interesting twist to banana bread. I’ll definitely have to try it.

  18. There are so many ways to do banana bread! I adore this one. The glaze just totally takes it over the top!

  19. OH MY GOD! Peabody, stop making me drool!

  20. Amazing!! I love the idea of mixing the tart key lime flavor with sweet banana bread. Brilliant!

  21. Horray for Mary! And thats a nice twist on Banana bread.

  22. So I’ve never had banana bread, mostly because I don’t like bananas. But with the addition of the lime and coconut? I’d so try it. :)

  23. That Coconut Banana Bread looks AMAZING! sounds and looks wonderful!

  24. Totally yummy banana bread! I love the addition of Greek yogurt.

  25. that combination sounds wonderful! maybe this is what i will make w/my leftover key limes! :)

  26. Wow … I haven’t been around in a while and check out what you’re doing … banana bread with FULL FAT GREEK YOGURT!!!

    I love how you fattened up a recipe. So funny. I’m a on a real key lime kick lately so rest assured I’ve bookmarked this lovely bread. And as you know, all you have to do to get me to swoon is put coconut on something. I’m all there!

  27. This looks good to me, lovely actually, but I’m not sure I could sneak it past the children. Have to try it sometime.

  28. This turned out unbelievably delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  29. I made this when I first saw it on your site and will be making it again this weekend. I thought I had the best banana bread recipe but this one tops them all. It is fantastic. Better the next day! Thanks so much.

  30. I just made this tonight, with a few subs, a couple of changes here and there, but the taste…OMG! Haven’t tried the Key Lime Glaze yet. It might all be eaten before I get that far!

  31. The banana and coconut pair well together for the bread, but the key lime glaze was a strange addition…. At least to my taste buds. The bread itself was “delish”!

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