You cannot visit Key West without trying a slice of key lime pie. I have no luck recreating what I consider a good key lime pie, but I did make this key lime bread that turned out pretty delicious. 

Key Lime Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes 

Cook Time: 50 minutes 

Cool Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes 

Ingredients:

Bread: 

⅓ c unsalted sweet cream butter (room temp) 

1 c granulated sugar 

2 large eggs 

1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest 

1 tbsp fresh Key Lime juice

1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

1½ tsp baking powder 

½ tsp kosher salt 

½ c sweet cream buttermilk 

Glaze: 

¾ C powdered sugar 

2 tbsp fresh squeezed Key lime juice 

Topping

½ c toasted coconut 

2 tbsp fresh grated lime zest 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

Prep loaf pan with nonstick baking spray 

Bread: 

Add butter, sugar, and eggs to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar, and eggs together until it becomes a light color and the mixture is fluffy. Continue to blend while adding in the lime juice, zest, and vanilla.

Set aside. 

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a second bowl.

Slowly begin adding one-third of the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture. After each addition of the flour mixture, add in one-third of the buttermilk. Continue to mix until all ingredients are blended.

Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

(Check to make sure the bread is baked by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf.) Once baked, remove the loaf from the oven. 

Set the bread while still in the loaf pan on a counter to cool for 15 minutes. 

Glaze:

Add the powdered sugar and lime juice to a bowl. Beat until cream. Drizzle the glaze over warm bread.

Sprinkle toasted coconut over the glaze. 

Top with freshly grated lime zest.

Set aside until the glaze has set. 

 

Slice and serve.

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Yield: 10

Key Lime Bread

Cuban Key Lime Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅓ c unsalted sweet cream butter (room temp) 
  • 1 c granulated sugar 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest 
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime Key juice 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1½ tsp baking powder 
  • ½ tsp kosher salt 
  • ½ c sweet cream buttermilk 
  • ¾ C powdered sugar 
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed Key lime juice 
  • ½ c toasted coconut 
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated lime zest 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

Prep loaf pan with nonstick baking spray 

Bread: 

Add butter, sugar, and eggs to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar, and eggs together until it becomes a light color and the mixture is fluffy. Continue to blend while adding in the lime juice, zest, and vanilla.

Set aside. 

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a second bowl.

Slowly begin adding one-third of the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture. After each addition of the flour mixture, add in one-third of the buttermilk. Continue to mix until all ingredients are blended.

Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

(Check to make sure the bread is baked by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf.) Once baked, remove the loaf from the oven. 

Set the bread while still in the loaf pan on a counter to cool for 15 minutes. 

Glaze:

Add the powdered sugar and lime juice to a bowl. Beat until cream. Drizzle the glaze over warm bread.

Sprinkle toasted coconut over the glaze. 

Top with freshly grated lime zest.

Set aside until the glaze has set. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate.

Key Lime Bread Recipe