This Coconut Lime Glazed Banana Bread takes a sweet, tropical twist on traditional banana bread. It’s a great way to use up overripe bananas, and every bite of the crust is studded with toasted coconut and lime zest from a simple glaze.
Everybody needs a good banana bread recipe in their repertoire for using up those brown-spotted, overripe bananas sitting on the counter. I posted my favorite banana nut muffin recipe a while back, and while I sometimes make that into a loaf too, I really love this coconut lime glazed banana bread variation too.
Coconut lime glazed banana bread is so different from your more traditional banana bread. The glaze on top adds extra sweetness, along with the sweetened, toasted coconut, and makes each bite special. I especially love the tartness of the lime and always zest my lime for the extra flavor it adds. Not to mention those bright green specks of lime zest nestled between toasty golden brown coconut just look pretty!
This is also a good way to use up any leftover coconut from Easter. Is that a thing? Do you buy coconut for Easter baking? Seems like often around that time of year I buy a bag of coconut, only use half of it, and then it sits in the cupboard until I remember it and make Mississippi Mud Brownies or this Coconut Lime Glazed Banana Bread with it.
This bread is perfect for summertime snacking too because of the light, tropical flavors. It makes a great afternoon poolside snack and you can pretend you are on a beach in the Caribbean instead of at your 6-year old’s swim lessons. Unless you are actually on a beach in the Caribbean, in which case I’m insanely jealous.
Incidentally, does anyone else have the song “You put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em bot’ together/You put the lime in the coconut and drank ’em bot’ up!” running through their head now?
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