Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Coconut Banana Bread

1 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum extract sometimes I use Almond Extract, I like the almond flavor with banana and coconut
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 medium)
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
6 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
In a bowl, combine butter and sugar; mix well. Add eggs and extracts; beat on high speed until thickened. Stir in bananas. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to banana mixture. Fold in the chocolate, coconut and pecans. Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.