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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

292 calories; total fat 12g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 25mg; sodium 214mg; potassium 106mg; carbohydrates 45g; fiber 1g; sugar 30g; protein 3g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 166IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 40mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 66mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (6)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
I too had the same problem! You can purchase it on Amazon.com I was about to order it when I thought of a little gormet kitchen store in the next town. They had it !! And they asked what the deal was because two other people had called looking for the same ingredient. They asked if I would bring a copy of the recipe when I cam ein to pick up the marmalade. :)
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I've made this twice, both times a hit. I found the marmalade at Whole Foods.
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This bread is so sticky and so hard to work with. Excellent flavor, couldn't find the marmalade at my Wegman's, so used 1 1/2 well ground up limes (skin and all). And substituted orange marmalade for the glaze. That being said, bread is very crusty on the outside, extremely dense, and not well constructed. Difficult to eat because it's more like a bisquit (and I followed the recipe exactly and made it twice thinking I did something wrong. Now, I'm off looking for a different recipe, or some way to make this more palatable and keep the flavor.
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Why would BH&G even print a recipe requiring such a hard-to-find ingredients? But that wasn't my only problem. What does "prepare" the loaf pan mean? I assume it means grease, but maybe I'm supposed to flour it too. When am I supposed to add the coconut to the batter? Never? And after I've baked it, how long do I leave it in the pan before cooling on a rack? Just sloppy, sloppy recipe writing. By the way, it was more like a cake than a bread.
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I want to make this but can't find lime marmalade in any of my local grocery stores. Any suggestions where I can buy it?
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I was able to find the marmalade at Wegmans. It is definitely a bread and not a cake-like consistency. It was very good, but I think next time I would cut back on the marmalade as the lime tast was very dominant - and add more coconut. Grease and flour the pan well as the maramalade can melt and make it sticky on the edges of the loaf. Overall I was pleased with it. This would be a great summer treat with iced tea.