Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coconut Banana Bread drizzled with Caramel Coconut Icing... Yes Please!

 Coconut Banana Bread with sweet little bits of White Chocolate & Pecans running through...drizzled with a perfect Coconut Caramel Icing then topped with more Toasted Coconut. This can't be legal!!

 1 cup butter, melted
 1 1/2 cups sugar
 2 eggs
 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract
 2 cups mashed bananas (3-4 ripe bananas)
 2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1-1/4 tsp baking soda
 6 ounces white baking chocolate coarsely chopped (white chocolate chips are fine)
1/2 tsp salt
 1 cup flaked coconut
 1 cup chopped pecans (macadamia nuts would be amazing!)
toasted coconut for sprinkling
 Caramel Coconut Icing
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
 1/2 tsp caramel extract
 1/2 tsp coconut extract
 enough milk to thin (about 2-3 tbsp)

 In a mixing bowl combine melted butter and sugar. Add eggs & extracts, beat on high speed till thickened.
 Stir in mashed bananas. Combine the flour, baking soda, & salt; gradually add to banana mixture. Fold in chocolate, coconut, & pecans. Transfer to two greased 8-in x 4-in loaf pans. Bake @ 350 for 60-70 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pans. Whisk together icing ingredients & drizzle over warm bread & top with toasted coconut. Holy Goodness!!

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