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Glazed Coconut-Banana Bread Recipe

Glazed Coconut-Banana Bread Recipe

Give your celebration a tropical flair with this exotic variation of banana bread. It’s quick to prepare, giving you plenty of time to focus on other holiday details. —Katherine Nelson, Centerville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flaked coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, yogurt, apple juice and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut.
  • 2. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
  • 3. In a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and lime juice until smooth; spoon over warm bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 193 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.