This Easy Healthy Tropical Banana Bread, with amber rum, coconut and lime glaze really gives this quick banana bread a depth of flavor and truly balances the banana. If you are looking for unique banana bread recipes, without an overpowering banana flavor, then this is the one! * Rum extract can be substituted for rum
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray
Combine flours, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add 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, if desired.
Bake at 350° for about 1 hour (I cooked it 10 minutes longer, as it wasn’t quite done) or until a cake tester/wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.
Combine powdered sugar, lime juice, and zest stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.
*Note: You can substitute rum extract for the amber rum if you prefer a non-alcoholic version**Note: These loaves freeze well