Jamaican Banana Bread

Barb Mack


I have entered this in our local fair and won "Best in Class" and "Reserve Champion"

★★★★★ 2 votes
1 loaf
35 Min
1 Hr


2 Tbsp
butter, softened or margarine
2 Tbsp
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
1 large
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
1 c
ripe and mashed banana
1/2 c
skim milk
2 Tbsp
dark rum or 1/4 tsp of rum extract
1/2 Tbsp
lime peel, grated/ zested
2 tsp
fresh lime juice
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
pecans, chopped
1/4 c
coconut, flaked sweetened
cooking spray


1/4 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tsp
2 tsp
lime juice
2 tsp
dark rum or 1/8 tsp of rum extract
2 Tbsp
pecans, chopped
2 Tbsp
coconut, flaked and sweetened

How to Make Jamaican Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Coat an 8x4” loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside
  • 2In XLarge Bowl: Beat 2 Tbl. Butter & cheese at medium speed of a mixer; add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.
  • 3In Separate bowl: Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well.
  • 4In another separate bowl: Combine banana and next five ingredients (banana through vanilla); stir well.
  • 5Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition. Stir in ¼ cup pecans and ¼ cup coconut.
  • 6Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375 for 60 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Let cool slightly on wire rack
    Combine brown sugar and 2 tsp. Each butter, lime juice, and rum in a sauce pan; bring to a simmer. Cook 1 minute; stir constantly. Remove from heat.
    Stir in 2 Tbl. Each pecans and coconut; spoon over loaf.
    Wrap in Tin foil, best after the next day ..if you can wait that long!

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About Jamaican Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Other Breads