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Key Lime Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (16 slices each)

I first tried this deliciously different bread at a friend's house, and she graciously shared the recipe with me. It's so easy to make and it tastes absolutely yummy! —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Key Lime Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Key lime juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs. Beat in lime zest, juice and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in walnuts.
  2. Transfer to 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. Combine confectioners' sugar and enough lime juice to reach desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely.
  4. Freeze option: Do not make glaze. Securely wrap cooled loaves in foil, then freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature. Prepare glaze as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 173 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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