We Be Jammin’ Jamaican Banana Bread


Delicious and exotic twist on the common and bland banana bread. So good you will never bake another run-of-the-mill banana bread! Serve and watch the happy faces!

Original recipe makes 2 loaves


2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed overripe bananas
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons dark rum, or rum flavoring
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons dark rum, or rum flavoring
2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans
2 tablespoons flaked coconut

  • PREP

    45 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr


    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat together 2 tablespoons of softened butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy. Slowly beat in sugar until well incorporated. Add the egg and mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. In a different bowl, mix together the bananas, milk, 2 tablespoons rum, lime zest, lime juice, and vanilla extract; stir well. Pour 1/3 of the flour mixture into the butter and mix well. Mix in 1/2 of the mashed bananas. Continue with another 1/3 of the flour, followed by the remaining banana mixture, and finally the remaining flour. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup coconut flakes.
  3. Pour the mixture into the loaf pans, and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about one hour. When finished, cool for 10 minutes in the pan, remove, and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  4. After you take the banana bread out of the oven, prepare the topping by stirring together the brown sugar, remaining butter, lime juice, and 2 teaspoons of rum in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer stirring constantly; cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth, about one minute. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 tablespoons pecans, and 2 tablespoons coconut. Spoon this topping over the loaves while they are still warm. The topping will harden slightly when the loaf cools.


Calories: 131 kcal
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Fat: 3.8 g
Fiber: 0.8 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Sodium: 92 mg