‘Tis the season for baking quick breads! I think it’s Mother’s Day that always puts me in the mood for a quick bread or two…or maybe it’s the fact that we have a gap between foodie holidays and I just need an excuse to bake something sweet? Whatever it is, the result was a yummy bread full of key lime goodness! Try a slice for breakfast…dessert or a snack. This went over big with my family!
This recipe makes enough for one loaf of bread. If you can’t find a key lime, substitute with one lime.
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
the juice and zest of 2 key limes (about 2 tablespoons of juice and 1 tablespoon of zest)
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the glaze:
1 key lime (juice and zest)
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray one loaf pan with Pam. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs until light and frothy. Beat in your sugar and oil. Stir in your key lime juice and zest. Set aside.
In a second mixing bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and salt and mix together with a fork.
Slowly beat your flour mixture into your key lime mixture. Beat until just combined.
Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf should come out clean when the bread is done.
Allow the bread to cool at least 20 minutes before removing it from the pan to finish cooling.
To make the glaze, combine your powdered sugar with the juice of one key lime and about 1/2 tablespoon of the zest. Add more powdered sugar if it’s too thin or more zest if it’s too thick. Drizzle glaze over bread when you’re ready to slice and serve.