The Best Thing Since Sliced Banana Bread

I love banana bread, unless it has nuts in it.  I do not agree with the concept of putting hard bits of walnuts, pecans, etc. into soft baked goods.  That is a major food texture faux pas in my book.  There is nothing worse than slicing into a loaf of banana bread and finding it filled with squirrel food, or biting into a piece of delectable looking carrot cake only to have your teeth come crunching down on a stinking walnut.  It’s just wrong.

I am, however, not averse to adding other things to a nice banana loaf – chocolate chips, blueberries, and most recently coconut.  Last week I had some bananas about to go bad and a half used can of coconut milk lurking around in my refrigerator so I turned to Pinterest (my favorite recipe finder these days) in search of a recipe for coconut banana bread.  After looking through a few, I found a recipe that seemed pretty simple and didn’t require a trip to the grocery store for ingredients.  I whipped it up and in about two hours was enjoying the tropical fruits of my labor.

The bread was really good and I found myself thinking, as I often do, How can I add some booze to this?  I decided that the next time I made the bread, I would top it off with a glaze made from my new favorite – Malibu Sundae. Banana, coconut, chocolate, yes!  Since I can be a tad impatient, I made another loaf today.

Coconut Banana Bread with Malibu Sundae Rum Glaze

I’m trying not to eat it all before tomorrow.  The bread on its own is delicious (check out the recipe over at Fat Girl Trapped in a  Skinny Body) , but not overly sweet.  The addition of the rum glaze adds a perfect kick of boozy sweetness and it couldn’t be simpler to make!

Malibu Sundae Rum Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons Malibu Sundae

Mix the confectioners sugar and rum in a bowl until smooth, then pour over whatever it is you want to glaze!  Let sit until the glaze has hardened, then have a slice…or two, but not three.  Definitely not three.  Cause that would just be too much.  Right?

Coconut Banana Bread with Malibu Sundae Glaze




7 thoughts on “The Best Thing Since Sliced Banana Bread

  1. Angela glad to see you are back backing in all this heat. Your banana bread looks delish. I love the rum glaze touch. Did you have any left for the girls to try. If so send me a piece will ya. lol Miss you!!

  2. Yum! This looks great! I don’t know why I’ve only just tried banana bread at the beginning of this year, I think it’s because I’m a bit weird about having fruit in my cakes *don’t ask* but I loved it! Will give this a try!

    1. Thank you! For the longest time I had a problem with fruit in any kind of lettuce salad, so I know where you’re coming from. Wendy’s made me a convert with their Apple Pecan Chicken salad though! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I grew up eating banana bread with nuts in it, so I guess I just sort of assumed it had to be that way 🙂 Now chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are a no nut zone for me. I do not want to chew my ice cream 😉

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