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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


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large 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 sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9x5-in. loaf pan. 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 prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Bake 50-60 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: 193 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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lindaaase User ID: 4392051 250026
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2016

"This bread is great. I made one without the coconut & one with. I think i like the plain. I used 1/2 stevia 1/2 sugar. I omitted the salt cause I`m really watching the sodium. I didn`t use the glaze. Our guests, Gary & LInda liked it too!"

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 248574
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"Nice makeover! I also made this without the glaze. Thumbs up from all the family!"

mrsh318 User ID: 3583996 243258
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This is moist and fabulous! This will be a regular recipe for me. I didn't even put on the glaze. It was delicious without it. I may try the glaze though when I make this recipe using a bundt cake pan."

rwd1 User ID: 7402659 143324
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Good one second time"

jill5ball User ID: 6110737 179129
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"This is an excellent recipe! I used half white and half whole wheat flour and it worked great. I also do not glaze the bread as it is sweet enough without glaze!"

KristiJo User ID: 887218 180082
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"I made it using gluten free flour and it was amazing! The whole family enjoyed it's sweetness, incredible moistness and flavor. It's definitely a keeper!!"

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