Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

I had lots of bananas from my trees and needed to use them up. I had been disappointed with the recipes I'd used in the past--they were a bit too dry and tasteless. I made up this one to use the coconut and rum I had on hand. I served it during the Thanksgiving meal and every-one loved it. The 20 minute prep time is to give the raisins time to soak.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2 cup measuring cup, place the raisins with 1/2 cup hot water, the brown sugar and rum.
  2. Allow to sit 20 minutues to plump up and flavor the raisins.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the oil, melted margarine, egg and white sugar.
  4. Beat till smooth.
  5. Mash up the bananas into the bowl and beat till smooth.
  6. Add in the flour, baking soda, salt a little at a time, alternating with the liquid from the raisins until all the liquid is used up.
  7. Beat well.
  8. Stir in the raisins, coconut and pecans.
  9. Pour into two well greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for 50 minutes or till tests done.