Last week a dream came true for me. This dream has been 2 years in the making. Not long after I found out I was pregnant with Cuatro in the summer of 2012, a terrible longing for the beach came over me. Like, a crazy longing. To be at the beach, by myself…with my girlfriends. (My husband is a mountain guy, so a beach vacation with him might be a bad idea!)
When you have young kiddos going on vacation as a family kinda like a crisis. And it’s also very expensive.
So when the opportunity came up for me to go on a beach vacation with the girls in the Turks & Caicos Islands, I JUMPED at the chance! My husband is very excited that I get to go on this beach vacation I’ve been longing for over 2 years…as maybe now I’ll stop “whining” about not being able to go to the beach! And I’m VERY grateful to my husband for holding down the fort while I was away…sitting on the beach…with my toes in the white sand…
Now that I’m home and have quenched my thirst for a beach getaway, I decided a little tropical reminder of my time away…in the form of Coconut Key Lime Bread…was in order!
I made 2 loaves…one for our family and one for our neighbors…and #2 boys declared this the best bread he’s ever eaten IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. (He really shouted!) And has asked me to make it every day.
Note: This recipe is easy to half if you just want to make 1 loaf. (Although I’m not sure why you’d only want 1 loaf of this bread…it’s just that good that you’ll be glad you have a second loaf waiting for you after you polish off the first loaf.)
Coconut Key Lime Bread
- 2/3 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 key limes, zested and juiced
- 1 tsp vanilla(or use homemade vanilla extract!)
- 3 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 1 key lime, zested and juiced
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp sweetened coconut flakes, finely chopped
- Drops of milk, if needed to thin the glaze
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This recipe is featured on Meal Plan Monday #182.