Jamaican Banana Bread

Jamaican Banana Bread Recipe

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I love baking bread, especially banana bread. This Jamaican banana bread is a bit of the tropics splashed in thanks to the addition of dark rum, coconut and lime.  

Jamaican Banana Bread

Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

2 C flour
3⁄4 tsp baking soda
1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
1 C sugar
1⁄4 C unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs, room temp
1 1⁄2 C mashed ripe bananas
1⁄4 C plain yogurt
3 Tbsp Bacardi Black Rum
1⁄2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C toasted coconut

Glaze Ingredients:
3⁄4 C powdered sugar
4 tbsp lime zest, divided
1 1⁄2 tbsp Bacardi Black
1⁄2 C toasted coconut

Jamaican Banana Bread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add sugar and melted butter together in a mixing bowl. Mix together with an electric mixer.
  4. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing after each addition.
  5. Mix in bananas, yogurt, rum, and vanilla. Continue mixing until combined.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients.
  7. With an electric mixer, beat after each addition until combined.
  8. Fold in 1⁄2 cup of coconut without over mixing.
  9. Scoop the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  10. Fold in 1⁄2 C coconut into the batterJamaican Bread recipe
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf if it comes out clean the bread is done.
  12. Take the bread out of the oven and place on a cooling rack for several minutes.
  13. Flip the loaf pan over and place it on a cooling rack.


  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar, lime zest and rum
  2. Drizzle it over the warm bread
  3. Sprinkle lime zest and toasted coconut on top
  4. Set aside to cool before slicing and serving.

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