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Key Lime Bread

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and enough lime juice to reach desired consistency; drizzle over warm bread. Cool completely.
  • 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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