Recipe: Jamaican Banana Bread

Jamaican Banana Bread

Try this warm and easy recipe for a nice night in. Easy to prepare, about an hour to bake in the oven. Substitutions always welcomed here. Let us know your take on this banana goodness and share your photos with us on our social media.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum, (or rum flavoring)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum, or rum flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Lightly grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans
  3. Beat together 2 tablespoons of softened butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy.
  4. Slowly mix in the sugar until
  5. Add the egg and mix well
  6. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl
  7. In a different bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, 2 tablespoons rum, lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla extract; stir well.
  8. Pour part of the flour mixture into the butter and mix well
  9. Mix in half of the mashed bananas
  10. Continue with another portion of the flour, followed by the remaining banana mixture
  11. Add the remaining flour
  12. Add the pecans and coconut flakes
  13. Pour the mixture into the loaf pans, and bake one hour
  14. When finished, cool for 10 minutes in the pan
  15. Prepare the topping by stirring together the brown sugar, remaining butter, lime juice, and 2 teaspoons of rum or rum flavoring in a small saucepan over medium-high heat
  16. Bring to a simmer stirring continuously
  17. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth
  18. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons pecans, and 2 tablespoons coconut
  19. Spoon this topping over the loaves while they are still warm


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