Coconut Rum Lime Glazed Banana Bread

This coconut rum lime glazed banana bread is perfectly moist and glazed with the most delicious brown sugar coconut rum lime mixture. It’s perfectly sweet and the perfect way to use up all those browning bananas. It’s time to get into the kitchen and start baking! 

My mom has been visiting this week and she made me banana bread. Not just any old banana bread though. Like legit “OMG, I CAN’T STOP EATING THIS BREAD” banana bread. She claims her secret is the brown sugar coconut rum lime glaze that gets poured on top while the bread is still hot. I’m not going to disagree because that glaze is crazy delicious. She sorta deserves an award for thinking to glaze banana bread because it’s 100% appropriate. 

Plus, who doesn’t love a glaze? Glazes bring us all together. 

Want to know another great thing about this coconut rum lime glazed banana bread? It makes the perfect breakfast. And lunch. And dessert. And maybe dinner if you’re really not feeling cooking. I mean, it’s summer. Sometimes you just don’t want to cook. 

You should also know that this bread is craaaaaaaazy moist. <— worst. word. ever.

I have this bad habit of over stirring my banana bread and making it sorta blah so just make sure to not over stir and you’ll be ok. Also, listen to me when I say this. Please don’t skip the glaze. Just don’t. Don’t be one of those people who are all “but there is sugar in the bread we don’t need a glaze” because you’ll be wrong. You need to taste the glaze. It’s crazy baller.

Oh, if you’re out of coconut rum spiced rum works just as well!

Ohhhhhh and 1 more thing! Don’t skimp on the maple flavoring either. It really works here!

{Looking for more easy ways to use up bananas? Try my Banana Bread CrispNo-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Granola BarsBananas Foster MilkshakeBanana Cinnamon Donuts or my Banana Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake}

Coconut Rum Lime Glazed Banana Bread

This coconut rum lime glazed banana bread is perfectly moist and glazed with the most delicious brown sugar coconut rum lime mixture. It's perfectly sweet and the perfect way to use up all those browning bananas. It's time to get into the kitchen and start baking!

Yield: 2 9x5 loafs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 80 minutes

Ingredients:

For bread: 

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cup buttermilk

For glaze:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 teaspoons coconut rum
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 9x5 loaf pans with non-stick spray, set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer add white sugar, salted butter, and brown sugar. Mix until creamy and lighter in color, about 3 minutes.

Add eggs in one at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides after each egg.

Mix in mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and maple extract.

In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. With your mixer on low alternate between adding in your flour mixture and your buttermilk. Mix until just combined.

Add half of your batter to each prepared loaf pan and gently rap against the counter to release any air bubbles.

Bake for 45-60 minutes on the middle rack of your oven or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the middle of the bread. Mine usually takes 60 minutes but I start checking around the 45-minute mark.

Once fully cooked remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan and setting it on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper.

Slowly pour the glaze over the bread, so it soaks into the bread instead of just pouring over the edges. Let the bread sit until cooled so it can soak up the glaze and set. Cut when the bread is cooled.

For glaze:
In a small pot add all ingredients and warm until the sugar is melted and fully combined.