Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book



Coconut Lime Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!

Here’s a little something for when you are feeling the urge to get messy in the kitchen. It’s a delightful coconut lime loaf (okay, who are we kidding – it’s a cake in loaf form!) with a delectable lime icing topped with our most favorite baking ingredient…..desiccated coconut! Moist and sweet, this is the perfect slice to have with a cup of tea mid-afternoon. Surely, the ultimate indulgent pick me up!

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


For the Loaf:

  • 2 cups organic gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup unrefined granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (or rock salt)
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • Juice 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 measures of cointreau (optional) or sub with non-dairy milk or oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Juice 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the tablespoon of flaxseed meal into a bowl and whisk with three tablespoons of water. Set aside.
  3. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the zest of two limes and the half cup of desiccated coconut and gently incorporate with a spatula.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl combine the apple sauce, lime juice, vanilla extract, cointreau and oil. Whisk together until everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Combine the almond milk, coconut milk and cider vinegar in another smaller bowl and set aside. It may curdle a little – that’s fine.
  7. Make a well in the center of the flour and add all the liquid ingredients including the flaxseed meal, which should have absorbed the water by this stage and become jelly like.
  8. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet using a spatula using a light folding action. Be sure to not overwork the mixture. When a thick batter has formed transfer to a prepared loaf tin (simply grease a tin with a little vegan margarine) and place in oven to bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Whilst it is in the oven make the icing by placing the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add the lime juice until a thick paste is formed. You may need to stir it again before pouring onto the loaf.
  10. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before attempting to remove it from the tin. When it has sufficiently cooled, carefully remove and place on a cooling rack covered with baking parchment to cool further.
  11. After the loaf has completely cooled pour over the icing allowing it to spill down the sides. Finally, sprinkle over the desiccated coconut and leave to set for an hour or so before slicing.





Aine Carlin is a blogger, actress, wife and proud vegan. Originally from Derry, Northern Ireland, she currently resides in Penzance, Cornwall where she does the odd bit of acting, a whole lotta cooking and a fair amount of eating. Her other passions include photography, writing, playing her uke and all things retro. Follow her ever-evolving vegan journey and delicious cruelty-free eats, which are regularly chronicled on her beloved blog Pea Soup Eats.



Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through recent recipes below:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes [Vegan]

Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cake [Vegan]

Raspberry and Dragon Fruit Mousse Cake

Roasted Cauliflower With Leeks and Tarragon [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Roasted Cauliflower with Leeks and Tarragon

Beet Tacos With Mung Beans With Blackened Tofu, Radish Slaw, and Crispy Corn [Vegan]

Beet Tacos With Mung Beans and Blackened Tofu Radish Slaw and Crispy Corn b

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

17 comments on “Coconut Lime Loaf [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

Click to add comment
Vandana Bali
4 Years Ago

Way too much sugar.

Anie Rinker
4 Years Ago

Lacey Dawn

John McArthur Jr.
4 Years Ago

You have gone Vegan?

Amber Lorna
4 Years Ago

Rickey Smith

Lisa Dempnock Maxfield
4 Years Ago

This looks SO good! I've bookmarked and will be baking this weekend, Yum!!

Typo Andrew
4 Years Ago

Valencia Can we please bake and sell it on etsy?

Craig Bunyan
4 Years Ago

That would taste lovely with a nice spread of butter

Amanda Colombani
4 Years Ago

Jay Elena

Carmen G Hernandez
4 Years Ago

For me!

Gina Marie Zirounis
4 Years Ago

Lucinda Taafe Krlich!


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×