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. Sara,

    What perfect timing … I have that same bag of limes from Costco sitting in my fridge right now!

    This looks perfect!! Can you tell me what kind and size bread pan you used? Love the look of the finished product 🙂

    Thanks again!!

  2. Thanks, Sara. I didn't mean to imply that the recipe sounded "icky sweet", just wanted to make sure I didn't use sweetened by mistake if you didn't intend it. 🙂

    Adding this to my recipe "to do ASAP" pile on the kitchen counter, as I do most of yours. It's a big pile…

  3. Oh I will have to make a gluten free version of this…SOON! Easy peasy, LIMEon squeezy! Thanks for this! It looks and sounds SO delicious!!

  4. ForPetesSake- I just use sweetened flaked coconut from a bag. You could use either. The bread itself isn't overly sweet so the glaze isn't overkill- (in my opinion!)

    Diana- Apple Cider is totally fine. Honestly, just about any liquid will work. The original recipe actually calls for rum, but since I don't have alcohol around I sub it out. I've used milk, juice, extra sour cream, apple sauce etc. Really, anything works!

  5. seriously people. . .

    Sara, wow. This looks so good. Mmmmm. . . coconut and lime – my two favorite spring flavors.

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