Jamaican Banana Bread

  • Landfall189 Posted: 05/27/10
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    This is hands-down, my FAVORITE banana bread recipe. It has a kick, so if you're a traditionalist and like the more mellow banana bread taste, this one might take some getting used to--that said, I love flavors of the Bahamas and Caribbean, so I typically add at least half again the volumes of rum, lime rind, and lime zest to really kick things up a notch. I also knock the sugar back to 1/2 or 2/3 cup, depending on how ripe the bananas are, since they have plenty of sugar themselves to sweeten things up. Enjoy!!!

  • kls2003 Posted: 01/22/09
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    Fantastic. I made muffins instead of bread. I didn't have any rum or extract, so I just omitted it and added more vanilla. Instead of the stuff you pour on top, I toasted some coconut and put it on top before I put them in the oven. Great bread - will definitely make again!

  • dburge Posted: 08/20/09
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    This is a different twist on banana bread so we had to try it. Really it's worth trying but I enjoy eating other banana bread recipes more.

  • karaboo Posted: 03/13/10
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    these are so yummy! I made them into muffins so they are easier to eat and I couldnt be more pleased. only thing I didnt do was the glaze and I added 2 extra T of butter instead of cream cheese since I didnt have any on hand. they are so light fluffy moist and yummy!

  • BlueeyedSara7 Posted: 09/19/11
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    With the exception of making muffins, I followed the recipe exactly and was very pleased. Will definitely make again.

  • JimMarltonNJ Posted: 01/11/12
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    Rich flavors make this amazing.

  • Druthz Posted: 01/19/12
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    I have been making this for years, and if I don't make it at least every 6 months, my husband wants to know why I haven't! It's great, perfect with coffee in the morning, and when having with friends over, no left over for sure!

  • Natman Posted: 12/04/12
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    The taste is great, I'm trying to figure out how to make it hold together better.

  • mickeyengland Posted: 09/25/12
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    I've tried so many banana bread recipes over the years, some are too dry, some are too dense, but this one is absolutely deeeelicious! My husband, who claims to not like sweets, probably ate half the loaf! This was so easy to make and it rose up so high in the pan. The coconut really gives it a nice surprising taste! The only changes I made was I left out the lime zest and juice (didn't have any) and used lemon juice in place and used only 1/8 tsp. rum ext, (that's all that was left in the bottle) and the bread was perfect. I also didn't make the glaze because I knew he wouldn't like it, actually it didn't need it, the bread is great without the glaze. I'm going to make up a bunch of these and freeze them for use over the winter! Thanks "My Recipes" for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!

  • SusannahM Posted: 12/20/12
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    Love this recipe! Have made it many, many times. My family's favorite banana bread recipe by far.

  • Vicuska Posted: 01/30/14
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    This was lovely! I have tried many very good banana bread recipes from CL, but this is my new favorite now. The lime gives such a nice fresh touch to it! I think next time I will bake it in a slightly longer tin, as it took me 30 min more to bake it as indicated in recipe.

  • goochiegourmet Posted: 10/17/12
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    I love this banana bread! I made it yesterday and it turned out so moist and for those who don't like coconut, it's hardly recognizable. I love coconut and may add more next time!

  • Cena4L Posted: 11/25/13
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    We went "bananas" over this one! No changes needed!

  • WendolynDurley Posted: 07/18/13
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    This banana bread I must make..

  • SRodrig185 Posted: 07/23/14
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    Moist, sweet and warm right out of the oven. I think the cream cheese/butter mixture along with the rum gave this a great texture. Easy. I didn't have any coconut, but I can tell it would have been even better with coconut.

  • SaraGram Posted: 11/04/13
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    This Banana Bread tasted good but it took WAY too much effort to not be the BEST Banana Bread I have ever tasted. I could hardly taste the banana, the rum, the lime or the coconut. The recipe required mixing up various items in four different bowls that were eventually combined with the glaze on top. It was pretty and had a nice texture but was just not worth it!

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