The very talented Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin started The Secret Recipe Club (or TSRC, here on) a while back. I know! Doesn’t it sound so cool and fun! Well, it is! The idea behind TSRC is simple. Each participating blogger is assigned one of the other participating blogs (much like a Secret Santa). No one reveals whose blog they have, they just visit, pick a recipe, and make it! My assigned blog this month was Suz’s Thru The Bugs on My Windshield.

Now, the moment I clicked on Suz’s blog, I knew what I wanted to make. Because the first recipe itself caught my eye! Now, I have to tell you, recently I have this craving for everything coconut. The list includes coconut chocolates, Indian dishes with coconut like the Kerala cauliflower dish I recently made and Pina Colada (yes, alcohol can never be left behind, can it!). So when I saw Suz’s recipe for coconut banana bread which was topped with coconut lime sauce (coconut lime sauce- who can resist that!) , I was sold.

Coincidentally, Suz tried this recipe for her last month’s TSRC blog hop. Well, Suz and I get attracted to the same sweet things, I guess! Besides this recipe, Suz who lives with her Mountain Man, has a lot of other good recipes that I am tempted to try and have bookmarked, including her Chicken Asparagus Penne Pasta salad, her never-fail Pie crust and Amanda’s Cantaloupe Quick Bread. Do check her blog out, guys (she makes her own homemade vanilla extract- yup, she is that good!) I did a slight variation to the recipe. Though I would have loved to try the recipe with bananas, my stomach just can’t digest it anymore. It’s sad, really, it is, especially at times like these! I used to love banana bread and to have coconut in it, ah! How good would that have been! Sigh! Well, some things you just can’t help, can you. So, instead of banana, I thought of using zucchini. The substitution worked really well, more than what I expected. The only problem, I feel, some might have is that since I took out the banana, some of the sweetness also went away with it. V found the sweetness perfect, and with the glaze you don’t miss the sugar, but if you like your stuff sweet, you should up the sugar amount. Another reason why the sweetness might have been off the mark was that I did not realise that my stock of sugar was low, and found out only when I started mixing everything up.

Now, not that I need a reason to make Pina Coladas, but this was a perfect time to make some! So, there I was, sipping my Pina Colada and biting into my take on Suz & Krista’s coconut banana bread, with this song playing on my mind.

Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I’m not much into health food
I am into champagne
I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O’Malley’s
Where we’ll plan our escape.


Coconut Zucchini Bread with Coconut Rum Lime Glaze

Adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar (you might want to increase the amount, if you like yours more sweet)
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe zucchini, grated (about 2 zucchinis)
  • 1/3 cup plain Low or No-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Rum or Rum Extract (I used Malibu)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup flaked sweetened Coconut
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. Cream butter and sugar then beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add zucchini, yogurt, vanilla and the rum. Beat until well blended.
  4. Stir in coconut and all dry ingredients until just blended. Don’t over stir.
  5. Spoon batter into loaf pan.
  6. Bake for about an hour, or until toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the bread.
  7. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes or so, then transfer to serving plate.

Coconut Rum Lime Glaze (I halved the recipe as there were ingredient issues!)

  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Rum or Rum Extract (again used Malibu)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed Lime Juice
  • Milk to get glaze to the right consistency (you can use coconut milk, in case you have that in hand)
  1. Mix all ingredients except milk in a medium bowl. Add milk until it becomes a thick but smooth glaze. Set aside.
  2. Toast coconut under the broiler until just browned. Set aside. (Do keep an eye while the coconut is broiling. I burnt a batch!)
  3. Drizzle glaze over bread. Top with toasted coconut and lime zest.

To view the rest of the SRC’s posts click on the link below:



34 Thoughts on “Zucchini & Coconut Bread with Coconut Rum Lime glaze

  1. Thrilled to have taken part in SRC with you and discovered new blogs!

  2. I have made this bread too and it IS awesome. I am in love with anything that has the words lime and coconut in it. ;)

  3. I like that you added the zucchini. I’m not huge on banana but I love coconut and lime. This looks like an awesome bread!

  4. I love zucchini bread, and the addition of coconut and rum sounds so tropical and delicious!

  5. Coconut and lime anything sounds delicious and your bread even more so.

  6. This sounds terrific! I love the combination of flavors – I’m crazy for coconut too! :) I like not-so-sweet breads like this, so I love the idea of using zucchini for the banana, yum! :)

  7. I like coconut in just about anything, but this looks AMAZING! You did such an awesome job photographing it too. I’m hungry…I think its dinner time ;)

  8. What a wonderful way to use zucchini! No one will be complaining about too much of that plentiful vegetable with the promise of a loaf of that bread.

  9. This looked divine when Suzanne made it and yours look fabulous, too. Yum!

  10. Wow, your zucchini coconut bread came out beautifully! Love all the gorgeous photos, and great idea substituting zucchini for banana. I think it actually goes along with the lime glaze since they’re both green! By the way, I am a coconut lover too!

  11. You sure know how to make a zucchini bread look like the most delicious thing ever. Those pictures are tops!

  12. Beautiful bread, I can’t even imagine the combination of flavors, wish I could have a sample :-). And the photo is so pretty!

  13. Cute post. Coconut-lime is definitely a great combination! This bread looks divine :)

  14. pingabhi on 16 May, 2011 at 6:49 pm said:

    Looks Yum! The rum reminds me of my favourite BBQ dish – Caramalised pineapples bathed in rum. SLURP.
    Love the song too :)

  15. I loved this when i saw it on Suzanne’s blog last month and it looks just as amazing here too! So glad you played along!

  16. Isn’t this SRC thing ridiculously great?!?! I LOVE what you did by using the zucchini! Great idea and the photographs make my mouth water! You’ve convinced me I am making this again over the weekend while my in-laws are visiting. It’s just too good to only make it once! Congrats on a beautiful post!

  17. When Suz made this for last months Secret Recipe Club post she actually started with my Coconut Banana Bread with Coconut Lime Sauce, so I already know how good the banana version is! I’m looking forward to trying your version with zucchini when my zucchini is ready later this summer!

  18. That cake looks gorgeous! Great pick, and amazing pictures. Welcome to the group!

  19. This bread looks awesome! Love all the pics. The flavours sound really intriguing especially with the zucchini. Can’t wait to try it.

  20. MMM! I want to stick my finger right into the glaze. heehee!!

  21. I LOVE coconut anything… this is bookmarked for me to try!

  22. I am going to try this – last time i tried a zucchini recipe it failed – this looks like a winner. Nice work, love going around seeing what everyone had made.

  23. This sounds delicious – and what a great idea to use Malibu in it! I like the idea of the zucchini with the coconut, that’s a nice change from banana too. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  24. I absolutely love what you did with the SRC Shumaila … that loaf looks delicious! It’s got all good in there…wow!

  25. Zucchini bread has always been a favorite of mine and I can only imagine the incredible flavors you have going on there!! Will definitely be trying this very soon…

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop last week.

  26. baby chauhan on 28 May, 2011 at 10:10 pm said:

    I tried the bread and it was vow!

  27. WOW this looks so good- I can’t wait to try it!

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  31. Love this! I have too much fresh zucchini from the garden and I’ve been on the hunt for a good zucchini bread recipe for the last few days. This looks perfect! I can never resist coconut…

  32. I told my husband about this one. He is crazy about zucchini bread, and this steps that up to a whole new level. Can’t wait to try it when we get somewhere where zucchinis are available!

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  34. Terrific. Thank a lot for posting this. I’ll definitely return to this site to see what’s new and recommend my coworkers about this website.

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