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What can be better than a slice of moist banana bread with a glass of milk or cup of tea? It’s very enjoyable!

Jamaican Banana Bread


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What can be better than a slice of moist banana bread with a glass of milk or cup of tea? It’s very enjoyable!

Jamaican Banana Bread

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I especially like this recipe, because of its flexibility.

You can add additional tropical flavors by adding dried fruits, chopped nuts, pineapple, pina colada-flavored yogurt or you can top banana bread with coconut flakes after pouring on the glaze.

Just take a break from your everyday routine and imagine you are on an island – while enjoying this mouth-watering slice of Jamaican banana bread with rum.


You can prepare this moist banana bread by using these ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, raw sugar, melted butter, eggs, mashed ripe bananas, plain low-fat yogurt, dark rum, vanilla extract, sweetened flaked coconut, powdered sugar, lime juice.

Jamaican Banana Bread


Mashing bananas is easy! First, you need to peel bananas. Then, I can recommend three ways to mash bananas that I use:

  • Mash bananas in a food processor or a blender. This is the fastest and the easiest way to mash bananas. Break peeled bananas in a half and place in a food processor. Pulse a few times until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Mash bananas using a potato masher. This method is the easiest when you don’t want to use your food processor or when you don’t have it. Just place peeled bananas in a bowl and mash them with a potato masher.
  • Mash bananas with a fork. This is a good way to mash overripe bananas. For firmer bananas, you will need to put in more effort to achieve the desired consistency. Place bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork.

Jamaican Banana Bread

This is amazingly moist, tender, and delicious Jamaican banana bread with rum. It has a rich tropical flavor and is topped with sweet lime glaze.


For the banana bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour;
  • ¾ tsp baking soda;
  • ½ tsp salt;
  • 1 cup raw or turbinado sugar;
  • ¼ cup butter, melted;
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature;
  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana;
  • ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt;
  • 3 tbsp dark rum;
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract;
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut, divided.

For the lime glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar;
  • 1 ½ tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice.


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together raw sugar and melted butter using an electric mixer. Then, add eggs, one at a time. Beat after each addition.
  • Add mashed bananas, low-fat yogurt, dark rum, and vanilla extract to the wet ingredients. Beat until completely combined. Then, add the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Stir in ½ cup sweetened flaked coconut. Don’t overmix the batter.
  • Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper (leave some paper hanging on two sides, it will help to remove the Jamaican banana bread with rum from the loaf pan). Then, transfer the banana bread batter to the prepared loaf pan. Top with an additional 1 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until ready. Check the readiness of the moist banana bread using a toothpick inserted in the center, if it comes out clean – the bread is ready.*If the banana bread is already golden brown, but still not ready inside, cover it with aluminum foil.
  • While the bread is baking, prepare the lime glaze. In a bowl, mix together powdered sugar and lime juice. Set aside.
  • Remove the banana bread from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack. Then, remove the bread from the pan. Place on the cooling rack and drizzle with lime glaze. Let it cool completely. Then, slice and enjoy!

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