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Easy Healthy Tropical Banana bread (with lime glaze)

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
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, North American
Keyword banana, bread, quick bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 261kcal



  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest


  • flaked sweetened coconut sprinkles (if desired)


  • 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
Nutrition Facts
Easy Healthy Tropical Banana bread (with lime glaze)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg