Tropical Banana Bread
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- 1 3/4 c
- all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 tsp
- baking powder
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/3 c
- shortening (or coconut oil)
- 2/3 c
- 3/4 tsp
- grated orange rind
- eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp
- coconut extract, or vanilla
- 1 c
- banana pulp (i happened to have 5 mini bananas +1 regular)
- 1/2 c
- mixed, dried tropical fruits, chopped
- 1/4 c
- powdered (confectioners) sugar
- 1 Tbsp
- orange juice
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with Pam spray for baking (or grease and flour pan).
2Mash bananas, set aside
3Sift or mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4Cream shortening with sugar and orange zest.
5Beat in the banana pulp, extract and the eggs.
6Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Beat until smooth.
7Fold in the chopped fruits.
8Place in prepared pan. Bake until done, approximately 50 minutes.
9Cool and drizzle with glaze made of confectioners sugar and orange juice.