Delicious and exotic twist on the common and bland banana bread. So good you will never bake another run-of-the-mill banana bread! Serve and watch the happy faces!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
Beat together 2 tablespoons of softened butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy. Slowly beat in sugar until well incorporated. Add the egg and mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. In a different bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, 2 tablespoons rum, lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla extract; stir well. Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter and mix well. Mix in 1/2 of the mashed bananas. Continue with another 1/3 of the flour, followed by the remaining banana mixture, and finally the remaining flour. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup coconut flakes.
Pour the mixture into the loaf pans, and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about one hour. When finished, cool for 10 minutes in the pan, remove, and finish cooling on a wire rack.
After you take the banana bread out of the oven, prepare the topping by stirring together the brown sugar, remaining butter, lime juice, and 2 teaspoons of rum in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer stirring constantly; cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth, about one minute. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons pecans, and 2 tablespoons coconut. Spoon this topping over the loaves while they are still warm. The topping will harden slightly when the loaf cools.
Per Serving: 131 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 3.8g; cholesterol 12.9mg; sodium 92mg.
Eating healthy breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a great way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and gives me energy to take on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feel full all day , and less likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before break .
Make fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your cereal bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.