Tropical Banana Bread

Carolyn Haas


Made with a variety of fruits native to various parts of South and Central America as well as the Caribbean islands

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20 Min
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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

How to Make Tropical Banana Bread


  • 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.

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About Tropical Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Latin American

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