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Banana bread gets a bit of a tropical makeover with the addition of coconut and a sweet, citrus glaze in this Citrus Glazed Coconut Banana Bread. Lemon juice or lime juice both work well here, use whatever you have on hand.

Citrus Glazed Coconut Banana Bread


  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x

Description

Banana bread gets a bit of a tropical makeover with the addition of coconut and a sweet, citrus glaze in this Citrus Glazed Coconut Banana Bread. Lemon juice or lime juice both work well here, use whatever you have on hand.


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened, shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the coconut oil and sugar together until crumbly. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the bananas, yogurt, milk and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the banana mixture. Fold in 1/2 cup of the coconut
  4. Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut over the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon or lime juice. Spoon the glaze over the top of the banana bread.

Recipe Notes:

adapted from Taste of Home November 2015