Monday, April 9, 2012

Jamaican Lime Banana Bread Muffins


We will soon be going on a road trip on our vacation to Florida.  That means lots of snacks in the car, because I'm always hungry in the car. When I saw Claudia @Whatscookinitalianstylecuisne's  Tropical Banana Coconut Blueberry Bread, I thought that would be good to make for the trip.  Then, I remember seeing  Jamaican Lime Banana Bread  on Liv Life. The bread has bananas, coconut, lime juice and rum, yum! When the bread is warm out of the oven, you pour a glaze of butter, rum, lime juice, coconut, and walnuts I decided to make the banana bread into muffins for easier travel. Bread or muffins, they are are wonderful. These muffins smell amazing with rum glaze coconut ,and lime juice, almost like a Banana Colada in a muffin. I had enough batter, to make a few mini muffins, too. So I ate a mini muffin, and it was out of this world so good. These muffins are now in the freezer awaiting our road trip. Enjoy!



Jamaican Lime Banana Bread Muffins

Cooking spray
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons tub light cream cheese, softened (I've also used part-skim ricotta)
1 cup sugar 

1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana 
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons dark rum or 1/4 teaspoon imitation rum extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind 
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted (I used toasted walnuts)
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut 

Glaze
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons margarine, or butter
2 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons dark rum or 1/8 teaspoon imitation rum extract
1/2 tsp lime zest
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
3 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut 

Preheat oven to 375°. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; or muffin tins; set aside.

Beat 2 tablespoons margarine and cheese at medium speed of a mixer; add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Combine banana and next 5 ingredients (banana through vanilla); stir well. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition. Stir in 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup coconut.

Pour batter into prepared pan; bake at 375° for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Let cool slightly on a wire rack.

Combine brown sugar and 2 teaspoons each margarine or butter, lime juice, and rum in a saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 1 minute; stir constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons each pecans or walnuts and coconut; spoon over loaf.

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#13
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22 comments:

  1. These do take me back to the tropics-yum! I have had the lime coconut blend and banana bread, but never all together. I am really wanting to find out what these taste like, so I am saving this recipe. Glad you posted these-they look delicious!

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    1. Tina,
      If you like tropical drinks with lime, rum, and coconut, you will love these muffins. They have taste of the tropics.

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  2. Yay!!! I had sort of forgotten about this recipe, but it's truly one of my favorites and I usually pull it out for summer gatherings. Love the muffing idea! Easier than cutting the slices and they are portable. I'm thinking the flavors will be perfect for getting you in the mood for a Florida vacation!!! Enjoy your trip, Becky! XO

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    1. Kim,
      Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. The muffins will work out well for traveling. We are driving, because the last time flew, it took 18 hrs to get to Hilton Head SC from Chicago. We'll see how it goes driving. i did put this recipe on Pinterest.

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  3. I just came inside from enjoying the amazing sunshine and these are what I see. Now I just need a drink with a little umbrella in it and I'm set. They look fantastic!

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    1. Christiane,
      I should have put the little umbrellas on the muffins:) Thanks for the tip. Glad that you like the muffins.

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  4. My husband would love these! He loves anything with "Jamaican" in the title!

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    1. Heather,

      These muffins are so good, especially with the Jamaican flavor, and the rum, doesn't hurt either.

      Thank you stopping by my blog, and your kind words.

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  5. Lime and banana...not sure how you were able to save them until your trip! I would likely eat them all up and have to make another batch :lol:!

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    1. Wendy,
      The muffins are in the freezer. I am tempted, but I don;t have time to make another batch.

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  6. Becky thanks for the mention I so wish we can get together! I work every day next week, three people out on vacation! Stinks... love these muffins have a ball hope we can meet up sometime we would have a lot of fun together!

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    1. Claudia,
      Maybe we will get together sometime. Too bad that you have to work next week,though. Glad that you like the muffins!

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  7. What delicious looking muffins. The flavours sound incredible. I hope you have a wonderful road trip.

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    1. These muffins will be perfect for a long trip. Thank you for stopping by blog, and your kind words. Hope to see you again.

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  8. These sound perfect for a road trip or any other day. Hope you have a great and very safe trip Becky!

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    1. Jen,
      These muffins are perfect for any breakfast, snack, or dessert. Thank you for the safe wishes.

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  9. I always get hungry on road trips, too! Why is that? But you've solve the problem with these yummy muffins! Perfect to get you in the mood for the tropics :)

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    1. Lizzy,
      I think that I get hungry on road trips, because of boredom. Besides my snacks, I'll have my laptop this time.

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  10. What gorgeous flavors - so inspired and delicious
    mary x

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    1. Mary,
      These muffins have incredible flavors with the banana lime, coconut, and rum. soo good!

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  11. Where do I start? COCONUT!:)Rum...oh boy. Banana and lime? This recipe is on my list of to-do baking for the weekend. Love this recipe, Becky:)

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    1. Lora,
      These muffins are a taste of the tropics for you:)

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