A neighbor treated me with a piece of this Jamaican Banana Bread. I share the recipe with you!

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A few interesting ingredients take this Jamaican Banana Bread to a tropical place from which you will not want to return. Banana bread with an island twist.

A neighbor treated me with a piece of this Jamaican Banana Bread. I share the recipe with you!

This isn’t your ordinary banana bread – it’s infused with the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean, featuring a delightful blend of ripe bananas, toasted coconut, and a hint of rum. With its moist and tender texture, this tropical twist on a classic favorite will transport you to a sun-soaked beach with each delicious bite. Prepare to be captivated by the exotic aroma and irresistible taste of this Jamaican-inspired treat. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Join us as we share the secrets to creating this delectable island delight. Get ready to savor a slice of paradise!

A neighbor treated me with a piece of this Jamaican Banana Bread. I share the recipe with you!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or pina colada flavored!!)
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum OR apple cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
  • Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, rum, and vanilla; beat until blended.
  • Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Stir in 1/2 cup coconut.
  • Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon coconut.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.
  • Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring with a whisk; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely on wire rack.

A neighbor treated me with a piece of this Jamaican Banana Bread. I share the recipe with you!

Nutrition Information

Yield 6
Serving Size 1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories 526
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 83mg
Sodium 451mg
Carbohydrates 95g Fiber 3g
Sugar 56g
Protein 8g

A neighbor treated me with a piece of this Jamaican Banana Bread. I share the recipe with you!

Get ready to savor the flavors of the tropics with this delightful Jamaican Banana Bread. With its moist texture, delicious coconut, and a hint of rum, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. Enjoy a slice of paradise with every bite!

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  1. Sue

    Delicious! My first time using this recipe and will definitely do it again. I followed directions and measurements, changing nothing and it was perfect. Next time I will probably add nuts only because my husband asked for them. Recipe doesn’t need them in my opinion.

  2. Rebecca

    This was excellent! I would definitely make again!
    I used Grand Mariner instead of rum, I also used a tablespoon in the frosting, along with orange juice!
    I used 1 cup finely ground almonds in place of one cup of flour!…..it worked really well with this recipe!
    Will definitely pass this recipe on and will use again!

  3. Kim E

    Made this exactly as written. I will never make “regular” banana bread again! This recipe is the bomb!!!

    1. Lois

      Perfectly said. I agree wholeheartedly!

  4. Eileen

    I was tired if plain old banana bread. I tried this recipe and it was excellent. I added tart cherries for extra flavor. Yum!

  5. Susan

    Yum! A wonderful recipe that changes up regular banana bread! I added toasted pecans in my trial batch and didn’t regret. This recipe would be great for a tropical brunch! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Janet W.

    Can I make this in a Bundt pan by doing 1 1/2 recipes for a potluck dinner?

  7. Lisa

    I would like to see alternatives to use in place of the alcoholic ingredients added to recipes which require alcoholic.

    1. Candice

      It says right in the recipe you can use rum OR apple cider😉

  8. Lois

    Oh my! Oh my! I was whisked away to a beautiful place just reading this recipe. I can only imagine actually eating this. Tomorrow can not come quickly enough for me to prepare it.

  9. Diane

    Could you make this recipe into cupcakes?

  10. Trisha

    Can I possibly bake this in an air fryer and if so do you have an idea how long I should bake it? Recipe sounds really delicious, can’t wait to try!!

  11. Karen

    This is delicious!! This will be my go to recipe for banana bread. I added walnuts but other than that followed the recipe. It is so good with the glaze, don’t forget the glaze. So good!!