We Be Jammin’ Jamaican Banana Bread April 10, 2021 by admin Leave a Comment Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons cream cheese 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed overripe bananas ½ cup milk 2 tablespoons dark rum, or rum flavoring ½ teaspoon lime zest 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans ¼ cup flaked coconut Topping ¼ 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 Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease two 8×4 inch loaf pans. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.