Buttermilk Lime Tea Bread

Filled with refreshing citrus flavor, this quick bread is an all time favorite!


6 servings


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon granulated (white) sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease of an 8 x 4-inch or 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour or grease with shortening then lightly flour.

In medium bowl, mix flour, 3/4 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt; set aside.

In another medium bowl, stir egg, buttermilk, oil, lime peel and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice with spoon until well blended. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir just until moistened (some lumps will remain). Spread in pan.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and 1 tablespoon sugar.

Brush lime juice mixture over top of warm bread. Cool in pan on wire cooling rack 10 minutes; remove bread from pan to wire cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. When completely cool, wrap in plastic wrap. Bread is best served the next day.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Cool Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Additional Information

For a tasty spread, stir a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of grated lime peel into a tub of spreadable cream cheese.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 35), Total Fat 4 g (Saturated Fat 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 120 mg Total Carbohydrate 22 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 11 g ), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2

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