We all know that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, but what about when Costco gives you limes?  (You know, like after you give them your credit card…)  And what if the limes are the size of your fists?  I found myself in this predicament last week.  So I started off with  Chili-Lime Mango Chicken and Brazilian Lemonade. And of course I made a couple batches of my favorite Lime-Cilantro Dressing.  We drizzled that over big salads with strips of Taco Chicken.   It wasn’t until I got down to the last couple of limes that it dawned on me that I haven’t shared one of my favorite recipes with some of my favorite people (you!)

I love this bread.  It’s close enough to a traditional banana bread that everyone loves the flavor.  Yet it’s just different enough that people always say, “Wow!”  It’s especially great for functions where you’re asked to bring a bread (I’m imagining brunch with friends, church events, etc.) and you know everyone will show up with the same 3 kinds.  This one is definitely a stand-out.  It’s a sweet banana bread laced with a little coconut and then drizzled with a tangy lime glaze.

You don’t stray far from the normal routine here.  Beat the sugar and the wet stuff, then add the flour and the dry stuff and then dump in some coconut.  Do you like how straight-forward that is?

Once your batter is in your baking pan you sprinkle some extra coconut on top before popping it in the oven.

This creates a great crunchy texture on top, adds flavor, and makes it look extra fancy 🙂

But that’s not all.  While that bread is cooling for a few minutes you’ll whip up the sweet lime glaze and then drizzle that on top.

Since the bread is slightly warm still the glaze just kind of melts over everything, coating the coconut and sinking into the cracks and crevices on top.

Seriously people.

The best part is that it’s not just gorgeous and drool-worthy on the outside.  The inside is super soft and moist and the glaze just gives a hint of lime with every bite.

 

 

105 comments

  1. Do you think apple cider will work okay? I've got some that needs using up! This sounds great for a bake sale this week!

  2. Sara – Can I just tell you how funny your post is? Last weekend I hosted a girl's night with a Mexican theme. I made your awesome recipes for taco chicken and tortilla soup. I used 9 limes from the grocery store, but needed a few more…well, I had to go to Costco anyways…you know the story…while I still used 6 of the limes from Costco, I still have 20 more!!

    I CAN'T WAIT to try this recipe. You and Kate have converted me to the deliciousness of lime!

  3. Sweetened or unsweetened coconut or does it matter? I prefer my breads not to be icky sweet, especially with the glaze added to this one, so am wondering what you recommend. Looks yummy and a nice change from my standard banana bread.

  4. This looks so delicious! I love the idea of a lime glaze atop the banana and coconut flavored glaze. I may have to make this the next time I have ripe bananas, or perhaps for the bake sale this Saturday!

  5. I LOVE this recipe. It has been a favorite of mine for a few years now… I was very hesitant to try it at first because I am a believer that banana bread should never be without chocolate. But once I tasted the lime/coconut/banana combo… I was converted. Mmmmm.
    And I have used orange juice instead of apple juice.
    I hope my bananas turn brown REAL soon so I can make some.
    Love it.

  6. O I can't wait to try this recipe..it looks so scrumpticious ….I have voted everyday but out of all of them I have missed three so I hope you can forgive me..I have been trying first thing in the morning to remember….I love your blog so much and would find it a blast if you would visit mine..way different from yours but I think fun to look at lol! http://tmcc4.blogspot.com…have a great week everyone 🙂
    Mandy

  7. YUMMMO! I can't wait to make this! It looks delicious. I have an event to bake something for on Saturday and I think I found what I'm making. Thanks!

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