Key Lime Bread

‘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.
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2 eggs
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.
 I can always find taste testers in my kitchen :).
Especially cute ones!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 23, 2015 at 10:08 am

    This looks AMAZING! You need to make it for me. šŸ™‚

  • Jen April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Looks delicious!!! I love spring/summer recipes!

    And Ashby is ADORABLE!!! šŸ™‚

  • Ramona April 23, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Oh my goodness gracious. If that bread hadn't had me smiling, that sweet girl surely did! I am making this pronto! I am a lover of anything lemon or lime.

  • Narci April 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Key lime is one of my favorites!! Totally need to try this one! Delicious!!

  • Tiffany at The Queen B Life April 23, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Key Limes are my Dad's Fav . . .pinning this to make for him for Father's Day!

  • Olivia April 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    This sounds similar to your strawberry-lemon bread (the base of it), which is my absolute favorite of anything you've shared. So I'm sure this is delicious. Sounds like a great spring/summer bread.

  • Lee Ann April 24, 2015 at 11:37 am

    This sounds really good! Thanks for posting this recipe.
    PS: your taste-tester is adorable! šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous April 25, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    This recipe is amazing! Love it! Thank You!!!

  • Christy April 30, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I just popped this in the oven! One question, do I pour the glaze over the top of the bread before I slice it? Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama April 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Drizzle the glaze over the warm bread out of the oven :). Enjoy!