Recipes

JAMAICAN BANANA BREAD

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup butter softened
2 large eggs
1½ cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt (or pina colada flavored!!)
3 tablespoons dark rum OR apple cider
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup flaked sweetened coconut
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
½ cup powdered sugar
1½ tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with knife.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place granulated sugar and butter in large bowl; beat with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum and vanilla; beat until blended.

Add flour mixture; beat on low speed just until moistened.

Stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Spoon dough into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut.

Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan.

Combine sugar and powdered juice, stirring with whisk; drizzle with hot bread.

Cool completely on wire rack.

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