Coconut-Lime Bread


With coconut stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top, this coconut bread recipe is full of island flavor! The lime marmalade melted on top is the perfect tangy yet sweet counterpart to balance the flavors in this coconut quick bread recipe.

Coconut-Lime Bread
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 loaf (14 slices)


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup coconut milk or milk

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup flaked coconut, toasted

  • ¾ cup lime marmalade, melted*

  • 1 tablespoon lime marmalade, melted

  • ¼ cup chip or flake coconut, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl beat egg with a fork; stir in coconut milk and melted butter. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in 1 cup of toasted flaked coconut.

  3. Spoon one-third of the batter into prepared pan. Spoon half of the 3/4 cup marmalade over batter. Repeat with remaining batter and marmalade, ending with batter. Using a thin metal spatula or table knife, swirl the marmalade through the bread.

  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap with plastic wrap; store at room temperature overnight before slicing.

  5. Before slicing, brush top of loaf with 1 Tbsp. melted marmalade. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup toasted coconut.

Melting Marmalade

Spoon marmalade into a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup. Heat 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on 100 percent power, stirring every 30 seconds until marmalade is a spoonable consistency. (If softening only 1 to 2 Tbsp. of marmalade, heat just 20 to 30 seconds.)

Toasting Coconut:

To toast, place coconut in a shallow baking pan. Toast in a 350°F oven 5 to 7 minutes or until it starts to brown, stirring once. Watch carefully, coconut can quickly go from golden to burned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
12g Fat
45g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.4mg 7%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 106mg 2%
Folate, total 39.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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