It’s cold and snowing here today. Really more snaining, which is worse than if it was just snowing. The kids have found all the toys that make the most noise and seem to be playing with them simultaneously. I need a vacation to some place warm and by an ocean as of yesterday but it’s not going to happen. This bread is about as good as I can do today. I may or may not be inhaling the bottle of coconut extract and sucking on limes as I type this.
Disclaimer: This bread is NOT healthy. It has sugar and butter. Lots of it. And eggs. It is not gluten free, it doesn’t even have whole wheat flour. I suppose you could use half whole wheat flour and throw in some flaxseed or something, but for your mental health, please don’t. Enjoy with a drink that is heavy on the rum and pineapple while listening to Jimmy Buffett. Or this right here.
Coconut Banana Bread
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 c white sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1 stick of butter, softened or melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp coconut extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed. About 1 c.
1 c coconut milk
1/2 c (4oz) cream of coconut
1 c sweetened flake coconut
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray.
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together butter and sugars with a wooden spoon. Beat in eggs. Stir in vanilla and coconut extracts and cream of coconut. Mix in mashed banana and coconut milk.
Alternate mixing wet and dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in flaked coconut and pour into pan. Bake until done in the center. Let cool slightly and glaze.
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
zest of lime