Coconut Lime Loaf

The following recipe is listed as a Coconut Lime Tea Cake.  I chose to list it as a Coconut Lime Loaf — mostly because it looks like a loaf and because I didn’t think most people would know what a Tea Cake was!!

So off to Wikipedia I went to see what they say about Tea Cakes:

A teacake is a light yeast-based sweet bun containing dried fruit, typically served toasted and buttered.

So now I have a dilemma as the following recipe does not fit the description of a Tea Cake ….. but in reality, who really cares if it is a Tea Cake or a Loaf??  It looks delicious — is Gluten Free Vegan — and has healthy ingredients!  Isn’t that all that should matter? …..

Coconut Lime Tea Cake (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

Author: Amanda Maguire
Coconut Loaf
  • 1 C. All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill brand)
  • 1 C. Coconut Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/4 C. Coconut Milk (I used TJ’s brand from the 1/2 gallon carton)
  • 1 Ener-G Egg (1 1/2 Tsp. Ener-G egg replacer, 2 Tbs. warm water)
  • Juice & Zest of 3 Organic Limes (about 1/4 C. juice, 3 heaping Tbs. zest)
  • 1/4 C. Agave
  • 1/4 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/4 C. Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste (or Pure Vanilla Extract)
  • 3/4 C. Coconut Flakes, plus 1 Tbs. more for garnish
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease three 5 1/2 x 3 inch loaf pans and set aside.
  3. Prepare your vegan egg by combining 1 1/2 Tsp. Ener-G egg replacer with 2 Tbs. water. Stir until no lumps remain.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt.
  5. Add the Ener-G egg, coconut milk, lime juice and zest, agave, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in the coconut flakes.
  7. Transfer the batter to the greased loaf pans, garnish with the remaining coconut flakes, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Okay, now that you have read the recipe and/or the post, what do you vote?  Is this a loaf or is this a tea cake?  Submit your vote in the comment section below:


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