Pan de Plátano Del Caribe ~ Caribbean Banana Bread

Caribbean Banana Bread
Caribbean Banana Bread
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Although Banana Bread might have been invented in the United States it has been adopted by the Latino community. Here is a Caribbean recipe for Banana Bread with Coconut and a Tres Leches Mix to soak the bread after baking and a Lime Coconut Glaze topping.

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Caribbean Banana Bread

Pan de Plátano Del Caribe ~ Caribbean Banana Bread

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 1 Loaf


Banana Bread

  • 7 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ripened bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • cup milk
  • ½ cup shredded coconut

Tres leches Mix

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup regular milk
  • 1 cup condensed milk

Lime Coconut Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 zest and juice of one lime


Banana Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy and well-combined.
  • Mash ripened bananas with a fork.
  • Add the bananas, vanilla and two eggs.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Gradually add it to the mix, alternating between the dry ingredients and a bit of milk. Add a little bit of shredded coconut.
  • Transfer batter to a buttered and floured loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let bread cool for 20 minutes.

Tres leches mix

  • Add equal parts of evaporated milk, regular milk, and sweetened condensed milk to a bowl. Mix.

Lime Coconut Glaze

  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, using a whisk or a fork. Once mixed chill in the refrigerator until needed.

Finish the Job

  • Make small holes in your banana bread, using a skewer, knife, or toothpick. Pour the tres leches mix, little by little until the mix is completely soaked into the loaf.
  • Chill inside the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from mold and spread lime coconut glaze on top. Cut and serve.
Keyword Banana, Banana Bread, Coconut
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