Coconut Cornbread is a sweet, nutty twist on traditional cornbread; made with unexpected ingredients then topped with zesty lime butter. Whether you enjoy this as a snack or a side with a hearty meal, one thing is for certain... You will be reaching for seconds!
Leave the Jiffy box at the grocery store! Coconut Cornbread is super easy to make and tastes way better than any store-bought mix.
The inclusion of coconut and lime flavors reminds me of something indulgent and tropical. This moist buttery cornbread has a melt in your mouth quality and tastes like a slice of heaven!
Cornbread is such a versatile bread that it can be savory or sweet. I often go back and forth between the two flavor profiles. What matters most, is that the bread is moist and flavorful.
Most commonly, cornbread includes cornmeal, butter, and a bit of sugar. This time, I opted for sweet!
Sweet Lime Butter is a delicious addition to Coconut Cornbread. Just the thought of slathering it on a hot slice of cornbread has my mouth watering! Luckily, it is super simple to make.
It can be whipped up in a matter of seconds while the cornbread is baking in the oven. Simply combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a small bowl and mix together. Then spread on top of a slice of coconut cornbread when you are ready to eat. It is that easy!
No one wants a dry, crumbly cornbread. Definitely use buttermilk milk instead of regular milk for a soft, moist yet firm structure. Adding an extra egg or including sour cream also improves the texture of the cornbread.
Cornbread pairs well with lots of different entrees. I think Coconut Cornbread would taste delicious with something saucy or marinated. Try one of these:
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