Coconut Lime Zucchini Loaf – Two Peas & Their Pod


Quick Summary

Coconut Lime Zucchini Loaf- moist lime zucchini loaf cake finished with a sweet lime glaze and toasted coconut. Enjoy a slice for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

lime zucchini loaf cake with a slice missing.

When life gives you zucchini, you make zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini cake…and MORE!

I LOVE creating recipes with zucchini and this Lime Coconut Zucchini Loaf is a new favorite. If you like my lemon zucchini bread, I think you will love this recipe too.

So is this loaf bread or cake? It can pass as either, so call it whatever you want. Either way, it is DELICIOUS!

The loaf is super moist, thanks to the zucchini, and bursting with fresh lime flavor. It is topped with a simple and sweet lime glaze and toasted coconut. Cut into thick slices and enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It is good anytime of the day.

lime zucchini loaf ingredients in bowls.

Loaf Ingredients

  • Flour– use all-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder and baking soda– to give the loaf a nice lift.
  • Salt– to enhance the flavor.
  • Granulated sugar– to sweeten the loaf.
  • Lime– lime zest and fresh lime juice.
  • Eggs– 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • Coconut oil– melted and slightly cooled
  • Vanilla extract– use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Zucchini– you will need 2 cups of shredded zucchini. You don’t need to peel the zucchini. If your zucchini is super watery, give it a quick squeeze in paper towels, but don’t squeeze out all of the liquid. You want the loaf to be moist.
lime zucchini loaf cake batter in bowl with spatula.

How to Make Zucchini Lime Loaf

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and lime zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant, this brings out the best lime flavor.
  • Add the eggs, coconut oil, lime juice, and vanilla extract. Stir together until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, don’t over mix. Gently fold in the shredded zucchini.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf, about 50 to 60 minutes. Check early to be safe.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let sit in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen with a bread knife around the edges and carefully remove the bread from the pan. Place on a wire cooling rack.
unbaked lime zucchini loaf in pan.

Glazing the Loaf

The loaf is great plain, but I like to make it even better by adding a simple lime glaze and toasted coconut! It is always fun to get dressed up:)

  • While the loaf is still a little warm, make the lime glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and lime juice. Start with 1 tablespoon but add a little more until the glaze is pourable.
  • For easy clean up, place a baking tray or cutting board under the cooling rack to catch any drips. Spoon the glaze over the top of the bread, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • Sprinkle toasted coconut on top. Gently press the coconut into the glaze so it sticks.
  • Cool completely, slice, and enjoy.
lime zucchini loaf with lime glaze and toasted coconut on cooling rack.

How to Store

When the loaf is completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap and store at room temperature. The loaf will keep for up to 3 days.

The freeze also freezes well. I recommend freezing the loaf without the glaze. Let the loaf cool completely and wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to months. Thaw and add the lime glaze and toasted coconut.

lime zucchini loaf cake with lime glaze and toasted coconut.

More Zucchini Recipes

Coconut Lime Zucchini Loaf

Lime zucchini loaf cake topped with a sweet lime glaze and toasted coconut. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

For the loaf:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini*

For the topping:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, plus more, as needed
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut, toasted
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and lime zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Add the eggs, coconut oil, lime juice, and vanilla extract. Stir together until smooth.

  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined, don’t over mix. Gently fold in the shredded zucchini.

  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf, about 50 to 60 minutes. Check early to be safe.

  • Remove the bread from the oven and let sit in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen with a bread knife around the edges and carefully remove the bread from the pan. Place on a wire cooling rack.

  • While the loaf is still a little warm, make the lime glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and lime juice. Start with 1 tablespoon but add a little more until the glaze is pourable.

  • Place a baking tray or cutting board under the cooling rack to catch any drips. Spoon the glaze over the top of the bread, allowing it to drip down the sides. Sprinkle toasted coconut on top. Gently press the coconut into the glaze so it sticks. Cool completely, then slice and enjoy.

if your zucchini is super watery, give it a good squeeze, but don’t squeeze all the liquid out. You want the bread to be moist.
I like to toast the coconut to garnish the loaf, but regular sweetened coconut flakes work too.

Calories: 262kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 157mg, Potassium: 136mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 82IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

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