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

 

 

Sundae Funday

Here we are folks, Monday AGAIN.  Another weekend has passed by all too quickly and another week looms long on the horizon.  Right now you are probably saying to yourself, Monday mornings are bad enough without this chick bringing me down.  What gives?

I give!  I give you this!

Boozy Banana Split in a glass!

That’s right – I am turning Mondays around!  Okay, well maybe just this Monday but it’s a start, right?

One day a few weeks ago, while perusing Malibu Rum’s Facebook page, I discovered the existence of Malibu Sundae.  Chocolate ice cream, coconut, rum… This sounded SO GOOD that I had to have it!  I hit my usual liquor store which has a huge selection of pretty much everything.  They did not have this.

Neither did any of the other liquor stores within a 15 mile radius of my house.  I know this because I called them all.

“Hi!  I was calling to find out if you carry Malibu Sundae?”

“Malibu Sunday?”

“Sundae like ice cream sundae.”

“Oh, no, we don’t have that.”

I finally found it on the website for a nearby liquor store.  They didn’t have it in-store but I could special order it through their site.

And then it arrived.  And it was good.

It’s delicious by itself, straight out of the bottle.  It’s awesome mixed with Baileys Caramel and half & half.  It’s AMAZING in my Tropical Sundae Cocktail!

Tropical Sundae

Tropical Sundae Cocktail

2 oz Malibu Sundae
1 oz Creme de Banana
2 oz half & half
1 oz pineapple juice
1 banana cut into chunks
ice
chocolate syrup, 1 maraschino cherry, 1 pineapple chunk for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients except the garnish ingredients in a blender and blend.  Swirl chocolate syrup inside the glass, pour and enjoy!  Adding a hokey cocktail umbrella ups the cheer factor – especially helpful after another soul-crushing Monday at work.

Malibu Sundae, Banana Liqueur, Pineapple Juice

Cheers!