Saturday, April 9, 2011

Coconut Lime Sweet Bread: Two Recipes



I made a TRUCK LOAD of this delicious coconut lime sweet bread for my friend April's baby shower this morning. It was super delicious and because I made so much, many people got to take it home to enjoy it. I adapted this recipe from Our Best Bites' Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze recipe and they adapted their recipe from Cooking Light. These are also great versions of this recipe. However, it is not a super healthy treat, so I did my best to make a light more Weight Watchers-friendly version along with it and the lighter version turned out really good as well! Here are both recipes:

Coconut Lime Sweet Bread

Ingredients
Bread Ingredients
2 c. Flour
1 c. Sugar
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1/4 c. Sour Cream
1/4 c. Melted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 c. Flaked Coconut
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
1/2 c. Milk
An Extra 2 Tbsp Flaked Coconut

Lime Glaze Ingredients
1/4 c Lime Juice
1/2 c. Powdered Sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Thoroughly mix dry bread ingredients together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine wet bread ingredients, leaving out the extra two Tbsp of flaked coconut. Whisk thoroughly. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix until you have a very thick batter. Pour into a greased 9X5 loaf pan. Sprinkle extra coconut on to the top. Cook bread for 60 minutes then check it by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out dry, it's done! If it's wet, bake another 5 or 10 minutes until baked thoroughly.
Remove from oven and let cool.

While your bread is cooling, whisk lime juice and powdered sugar together into your glaze. Drizzel over the top of your slightly cooled bread. Slice and serve!

Notes
Makes 14 servings of with 6 WW Points Plus per serving.



Coconut Lime Sweet Bread: Lightened Up


Ingredients

Bread Ingredients
2 c. Whole Wheat
1 c. Splenda
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3 Egg Whites
1/4 c. Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 c. AppleSauce
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 c. Flaked Coconut
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
1/2 c. Fat Free Milk
An Extra 2 Tbsp Flaked Coconut

Lime Glaze Ingredients
1/4 c Lime Juice
1/2 c. Powdered Sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Thoroughly mix dry bread ingredients together in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine wet bread ingredients, leaving out the extra two Tbsp of flaked coconut. Whisk thoroughly. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and mix until you have a very thick batter. Pour into a greased 9X5 loaf pan. Sprinkle extra coconut on to the top. Cook bread for 60 minutes then check it by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out dry, it's done! If it's wet, bake another 5 or 10 minutes until baked thoroughly.
Remove from oven and let cool.

While your bread is cooling, whisk lime juice and powdered sugar together into your glaze. Drizzel over the top of your slightly cooled bread. Slice and serve!

Notes
Makes 14 servings of with 3 WW Points Plus per serving- half the points of the fatty bread!

5 comments:

  1. This look amazing. Not sure if you noticed the April Recipe Challenge at Food Frenzy happens to be Coconut. You should consider reposting this as a recipe for the contest.

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  2. I just noticed and posted in the recipe challenge as well. Thanks Travis!

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