Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lemon Coconut Quick Bread

lemon coconut quick bread
I'm not even sure where to start on this post. Should I start with my love for quick breads or my January cravings for all things lemon?

lemon coconut quick bread
OK...let's start with quick breads. Banana bread, lemon poppy seed bread, pumpkin bread, carrot bread, gingerbread. I am 100% #teamquickbread. Making them, eating them...snacks, breakfast, dessert. I'm in.

When we were newlyweds, we had a group of friends to our house for the weekend. I remember I made several different quick breads and served them for breakfast with all kinds of spreads and butters. The thing was, though, I was VERY into low-fat cooking at the time. I made one of those recipes a few years ago. Ugh. Not so great. I was very proud of myself at the time though. Ah, youth.
I'm older and wiser (and chubbier) now.

lemon coconut quick bread
Lemon. Lemon, lemon, lemon. Do you crave lemon in January, too? I guess after months of pumpkin spice and gingerbread, lemon just tastes...fresh.

Actually, just the sight of lemons makes me happy. Growing up, the wallpaper in our kitchen was printed with lemon trees. Our breakfast room had a coordinating wallpaper with lemons. (Our kitchen countertops were leaf, not olive, green.) I still love that my mom gave us a great love for color and pattern. And lemons.

lemon coconut quick bread
Now that I've blabbed on an on, let's talk about THIS bread. It's bright, tangy, sweet, with the coconut adding a little bit of magic. A slice of this bread is a little like sunshine on a dreary January day.

You could make the bread without the glaze...it would be so yummy toasted with a bit of cream cheese or lemon butter. I'm a sucker for glaze, though, so...
lemon coconut quick bread
You can literally whip up this batter in about 10 minutes and have yourself a merry little quick bread in about an hour. How's that for (almost) instant gratification?

I'm sharing this recipe over on Imperial Sugar.
Satisfy your quick bread and lemon cravings all in one recipe!

lemon coconut quick bread


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