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baked banana bread

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

5 from 57 votes
Soft tender banana bread studded with shredded coconut and topped with a sweet and tangy lime glaze.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings8 people



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened, no substitutions
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 ½ cups ripe bananas, mashed (about 4 - 5 large bananas)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons milk or apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coconut, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract optional


  • 2 tablespoons coconut, shredded


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest okay to eyeball and zest to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5" loaf pan with non-stick spray, and if desired, line with parchment.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended. Add eggs one at a time and beat until well combined. Add banana, sour cream, milk, vanilla and coconut extracts. Beat until combined. Add flour mixture and beat at a low speed until just combined. Stir in ½ cup coconut.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle additional 2 tablespoons coconut on top.
  • Bake in the oven for about 1 hour or until a knife or skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Note: Check bread after about 45 minutes. If the top has browned and the coconut pieces are looking toasty, you can cover top of bread lightly with a piece of foil. Continue baking until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with loose crumbs, but no wet batter.
  • When done, remove pan from oven. Let cool on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes and then carefully remove from pan. Whisk powdered sugar and lime juice together for the glaze and then drizzle over top. Cool for another 15 minutes before slicing.


  • Recipe was adapted from Cooking Light.


Calories: 323kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 312mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 279IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Quick Breads
Keyword: banana bread, Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Sara Wells
Cost: $5
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