Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Coconut Banana Bread with Cambrie

Coconut Banana Bread with Glaze


source Cooking Light
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 large bananas)
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
3 tablespoons dark rum (substitute apple juice or omit)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice (I like to use orange juice)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk to combine.

Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.

Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan.

Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool bread completely on wire rack.

Cambrie spent the day with me and we baked Coconut Banana Bread together.
She stirred and whisked and mashed and licked and ate coconut right from the bag!
then I polished her fingernails and toenails
then she ate three bananas
then she was a wee bit impish
then she melted my heart with those soft brown eyes
then I had to give her a hug
and kiss those soft cheeks!

Not only does Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop like this bread, I am assuming Cammie likes it a lot too, since she ate two slices, stuffing her mouth way too full with each bite.
The best-est days are those spent with a two-year-old!

37 comments:

Snap said...

Cambrie is such a cutie! Love her dress ... your crochet? I read coconut (love), then banana bread (love) and then saw lemon glaze (love) and I thought -- THIS recipe has to be a winner!

Cyn said...

I might have to try this bread. Hubby doesnt like coconut but me and the kids do. Your grand daughter is so adorable!

NanaDiana said...

I am saving that recipe, Lorraine. Cammie is just darling! I'll bet you made that dress, didn't you? It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful day. I love those 2 year olds- xo Diana

podso said...

The bread looks good. But even better is your little helper in that adorable dress!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

It's all delicious! You are such a wonderful Mom-Mom....

Maple Lane said...

Such beautiful photos of Cambrie. She is precious and I'll bet you made that sweet dress she is wearing. What fun to have an assistant in the kitchen. What a blessing she is!

Barbara F. said...

Cambrie is adorable and I love her crocheted dress (by Mom-Mom?). This bread sounds so delicious. xo

Maryann said...

Precious pictures, can't think of a better way to spend the day than with grandchildren...you are indeed a blessed woman

Sue said...

What a sweet kitchen helper you have LDH, This recipe sounds so delicious. I have now copied it. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

Winnie said...

This is a wonderful looking loaf and I have to say quite unique too :)

But this sweetie is soooooooooo cute.....!

Ann said...

I don't know what looks sweeter, the bread or Cambrie. She is a little doll and that dress is adorable on her

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How sweet you both are! Cambrie's little dress is just adorable. I have a coconut banana bread recipe I use and it is absolutely delicious so I know yours is good (especially with a shot of rum, though I could take that on the side :) Ha! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Anna said...

This looks delicious, and your helper is beyond adorable - love her name!

kitty said...

The bread sounds wonderful, but your little helper with her crocheted dress, is adorable!! Gosh, does she ever look like you!!!! What a beautiful job you did on the dress for your little cutie.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Coconut makes anything better!

Love the name "Cambrie". What a joy she must be to your family.

Heather said...

She is so cute! And your recipe looks Yummy! Love Heather

EMMA said...

This sounds delicious, we often have banana bread but it never looks this good. Will definitely give this a try. Cambrie is so cute in her beautiful dress. I totally agree with Kitty above, she looks like you.

Susan said...

Oh, LDH, what a darling post. That little Cambrie is a darling doll.

The banana bread? OMG, it sounds FABULOUS. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Purabi Naha said...

"Cambrie"....wonderful name! Oh, I loved her poses and her innocent face. Her dress looks so BEAUTIFUL, just like HER!!

I loved this bread...so full of flavours....yum!!
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Maggie Ann said...

What a sweetheart! and your pictures are so wonderful...and your bread looks wonderful too. I loved that baked bean recipe with pineapple in it. Oh so much. I actually made it!!! lol. thanks Lorraine.

Lois Christensen said...

That looks delicious and your granddaughter looks adorable! Did you make her dress? Enjoy!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a darling, little helper, Lorraine! She's adorable.

I love coconut and am saving this recipe!

beti said...

your pictures are amazing!

nancycreative.com said...

That bread looks and sounds delicious! Wonderful photo!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

SWEET! From the yummy looking banana bread to your adorable grandlittle! She is a doll! & I also love the beautiful ones of both of you together.

Did you crochet her dress too? I am crocheting some yokes to sew onto little dresses for our grandbaby and think Cambrie's looks so cute!


Blessings & Aloha!
(I am finally getting around to my blog visits! Thank you for your sweet comment and letting me know that my post format was just fine...it was not showing up correctly for me while we were away!) (Oh also, love your new blog header).

Val said...

She is adorable. Love the recipe, too.

Pamela said...

What an adorable child. I love baking with my Morgan, too. Can't wait to try your recipe. Anything with coconut has to be good!

Debbie Huffaker said...

She's adorable....can't believe how much she's grown. I love the little dress you made her!!!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

SO SWEET!You are great Grand mother! And crochet dress is beautiful! Hello from Russia, Nika

Brandi said...

Awe, Cambrie is adorable. I love her dress. So sweet that she got to spend the day baking with grandma!

marie said...

She is such an adorable child! Love the "impish" photos! What a special time for the two of you...to be able to spend time "one on one" time with each other!

marie said...

She is such an adorable child! Love the "impish" photos! What a special time for the two of you...to be able to spend time "one on one" time with each other!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Canbrie is such a darling! I know how much joy a little one can bring to a day. Your banana bread looked scumptious!

corners of my life said...
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corners of my life said...

You just can't go wrong when coconut is involved and of course having that sweet little helper Cambrie.

Amanda said...

she's so cute :D

Just a little something from Judy said...

Cambrie stoll my heart today with her pretty brown eyes. I figure she is most proud to have such a young looking grandma. The bread recipe is a gift, especially because of the coconut. Thank you for sharing.

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