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sweet lime butter in a bowl with sliced coconut cornbread
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Coconut Cornbread with Sweet Lime Butter

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!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Britney


  • 10-inch cast iron skillet


  • 1 stick Salted butter, melted 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk 
  • ½ cup Brown sugar 
  • cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil 
  • ¼ cup Coconut cream 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Coconut extract
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Baking powder 
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 ½ cups  All-purpose flour 
  • ½ cup Shredded coconut, additional for topping
  • 4 tbsp Butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Lime zest
  • 2 tsps Lime juice
  • 2 tsps Sugar
  • pich Kosher or flake salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, sugar, vegetable oil, coconut cream, vanilla extract, and coconut extract. Whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together kosher salt, baking powder, cornmeal, all-purpose flour, and shredded coconut. Add to wet ingredients and mix until smooth, about 10-15 seconds
  • Spray a 10-inch oven-safe skillet with nonstick baking spray and add batter to the skillet. Sprinkle with additional coconut shreds and bake for 35 minutes, until golden brown.
  • To make the lime butter, combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a small bowl and mix together. Spread on top of a slice of coconut cornbread.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg