Coconut-Rum Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.Advertisement
Toast 1/2 cup coconut. Whisk bananas, eggs, oil, brown sugar, rum (or juice), butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Fold in toasted coconut. Whisk dry ingredients in another bowl; gently stir into the wet ingredients until just combined. Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle the 2 tablespoons coconut on top.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Look for thin flakes of dried unsweetened coconut called coconut chips in the produce section or near other coconut in large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. To toast: Place coconut chips or flakes in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until light brown in spots, 4 to 8 minutes.
1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 4 fat