Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze


I am stuck inside staring out my window at all the rain. Is anyone else ready for summer, eating dinner on the deck, basking in the sun, home made ice cream, and lounging at the pool. Doesn’t that sound like a dream. Instead I will have to busy myself in the kitchen making hot coconut banana bread with a melty lime glaze…ok not too bad of a deal I guess.

And not just any banana bread recipe, but my favorite banana bread. I have taken the bread to parties and showers and it is always a hit. I mean who wouldn’t love coconut banana bread with a sweet limey glaze. The best part is that it is relatively light for banana bread, with only 4 T of coconut oil. The coconut oil in this recipe is so good,  it gives it so much flavor.  If you don’t have coconut oil on hand butter will work too, but you should seriously consider buying coconut oil because it is so good for you.

I am a banana treat fanatic, and always buy two bunches at the store, one for baking and one for eating. Here are some more banana treats I love;banana pancakes, cinnamon chip banana cake, and banana cookies with peanut butter glaze, really just about anything with banana is amazing.

A little tip, if you don’t have ripened bananas at your house and want to make this banana bread or the other treats above, just bake your unripened bananas with skins on in the oven for 20 minutes, while prepping the rest of the ingredients, they will caramelize and turn black and sweet. This doesn’t work with green bananas just yellow bananas that aren’t black and really sweet yet.

** Note for my gluten free friends this banana bread is not gluten free, kamut does contain gluten.

**Update I switched the sweetener to raw sugar or coconut sugar because they have the best flavor.

Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
adapted from Our Best Bites

2 C flour, I used kamut, but whole wheat would work as well
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C  sugar or for a healthier option coconut sugar
1/4 C coconut oil, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 C mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large bananas)
1/4 C plain yogurt
3 Tbs buttermilk (or any type of milk, almond, rice dream etc.)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut, unsweetened

Topping: 2 Tbs additional coconut
Glaze: 1/3 C agave with 2 T lime juice  OR

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl cream together coconut oil and sugar or if using coconut sugar.
3. Add in eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and buttermilk beat until smooth.
4. In a separate mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut, mix until smooth.
5. Mix together the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, do not overmix.
6. Fold in the mashed bananas.
7. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
8. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes (if coconut starts getting too brown, cover with tinfoil the last 15 minutes of baking).
9. While bread is baking whisk together agave and lime juice.
10. Drizzle over the hot bread and go ahead and eat a piece right out of the hot pan, you deserve it!
11. Then let it cool 15 minutes and slice it.

I posted this recipe to Melt in Your Mouth Monday. I just found the blog, for Melt in Your Mouth Monday people come and post their favorite recipes. It is like a little blog party, go check it out for other great recipes!

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17 Responses to Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

  1. Kelsey says:

    I have made this bread twice and it turns out perfect every time. Awesome recipe! The second time I made it I actually used a strawberry freezer jam that didn’t set (i was experimenting with coconut sugar for sweetener). The bread was still great, I omitted the coconut in the bread and made the glaze with lemon juice. Fun little twist. I have yet to try Kamut so that is my goal for the next batch. Thanks!

    • desiree says:

      I never thought of using lemon for the glaze, I will have to try that. How much jam did you put in? I actually have a bunch of strawberry jam that I just made. Thanks for the fun twist.

      • Kelsey says:

        I used a little less jam than the amount of bananas that it called for. I mainly made sure that the consistency of the batter was about the same as the first batch of banana bread I had made.
        Thanks again

        • desiree says:

          What a great use of your jam went wrong! Experimenting with natural sweeteners sometimes can be tricky, I hate to throw stuff away when they do. I will have to try jam as a sweetener sometime, thanks for the great idea.

  2. Krysta says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.

  3. Tiffany says:

    YUM! This looks incredible…quick question- is there anything I can substitute for the yogurt? I don’t have any at home and am really wanting to try this out! :)

    • desiree says:

      Tiffany- Hi! I bet applesauce would do the trick or even sour cream if you have some on hand. I would love to hear how it turns out!

  4. Tiffany says:

    I have both on hand. I will let you know which I try and how it turns out :)

  5. Tiffany says:

    The sour cream worked great :) …I am definitely going to have link up to this recipe from my blog! This was so sosososososoossososo YUMMY! I also used white wheat flour and vanilla almond milk. I will def be making it again and I am going to try it with kamut next time. I’ve never tried kamut before, but you’ve convinced me :) LOVE your blog by the way :) Thanks for all the yummy recipes and great tips :)

  6. Tiffany says:

    By the way, where’s the best place to buy kamut? Amazon? Thanks! :) (Sorry for all the :), I’m a little bit addicted to them :))

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  8. Holly says:

    I am just in the beginning stages of my new healthy eating lifestyle and I just found your website. I love love love the fact that you “healthified” a recipe from Our Best Bites!!! They have been my go-to blog whenever I need a good recipe! I haven’t actually made this bread yet from their blog, but I can’t wait to try your version! I would love if you made some of their other recipes healthier! :)

  9. Holly says:

    I just found your website from the 100 days of real food blog. I am just in the beginning stages of clean eating. I love love love that you adapted an Our Best Bites recipe. I love their blog and will miss their recipes with my clean eating change. Hopefully I can learn how to adapt some other ones to be healthier! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • admin says:

      Hi Holly! I am so happy that you found me! I LOVE their website too and so I like to remake a lot of their recipes. You can learn to adapt recipes, it isn’t as hard as you think! Good luck with your journey you can do it, and it is SO worth it. Oh and good news our best bites gave us permission to use a lot of their recipes in our meal plans:) which is nice because I love them too.

      • Holly says:

        That is exciting! Is it mostly meal plans in the Real Foods Program or ones that you post on the website?

        • admin says:

          Hi Holly! Yes the ones in the program. But there is a variation of one of their recipes in the free meal plan on the site too.

  10. Mandy Cheshire says:

    I made this today and want to tell you it is DELICIOUS! We love it! THANK YOU!!! :)

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