SWEET COCONUT BREAD RECIPE (2024)

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Sweet Coconut Quick Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won’t be able to resist a slice!

This recipe for Sweet Coconut Bread is a lovely quick bread recipe with fantastic flavor and lovely texture. The bread itself is chock full of coconut and pecans, then topped with a sweet coconut glaze. We love it for breakfast, but it also makes a wonderful afternoon snack or after-dinner treat.

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This recipe for Coconut Sweet Bread is sponsored by Kroger and Bolthouse Farms.#BolthouseFarmsatKroger All opinions are 100% my own.

What ingredients are in coconut bread?

Here’s what you’ll need to make our Sweet Coconut Bread~

–2 eggs

–1 cup sugar

–1/2 cup coconut oil

–1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein Milk®

I love usingBolthouse Farms® Plant Protein Milk® in my coconut bread because it adds a nice boost of protein and bakes just like regular milk! It’s a non-dairy plant-based milk that contains 10 grams of pea protein per serving, 10x more than almond milk! Plant Protein Milk is non-GMO, soy free and has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Oh, and it tastes great! Several in my family can’t tolerate dairy milk, so I’ve been purchasing non-dairy milks for years. Plant protein milk is new to me, but I love the flavor and texture and can easily see this becoming a favorite of ours. I foundit in the dairy section of Smith’s, our local Kroger store. Add a bottle to the grocery list!

–1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

–1/2 cup pecans, chopped

–1 tsp. coconut extract

–1 1/2 cups flour

–1/4 tsp. baking soda

–1/2 tsp. baking powder

–1/2 tsp. salt

How to make Sweet Coconut Bread

To make our recipe for Sweet Coconut Bread, you’ll first preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly spray an 8″ loaf pan with cooking spray. I like to use the non-stick spray made specifically for baked goods. It contains flour in addition to the oil, so breads and cakes don’t stick to the pan.

Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There’s no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don’t overmix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. This is one of my favorite tricks for baking quick bread! If you test the internal temperature, you can be assured that the inside of your bread is sufficiently baked, which means it won’t collapse as it cools! Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.

How to make Coconut Glaze

To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.

Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts as a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

How do you make Healthy Coconut Sweet Bread?

It’s easy to make changes to a regular sweet bread recipe to make it healthier. Here are several ideas on how to make this bread healthier:

  • use Bolthouse Farms® Plant Protein Milk in Original flavor– less sugar and just as much protein
  • replace the 1/2 cup sugar in the bread with 1/4 cup brown sugar (brown sugar tastes sweeter, so you’ll need less!)
  • replace half of the oil with applesauce
  • use half whole wheat flour in place of entirely all-purpose flour
  • omit the glaze on top

Sweet Coconut Bread Recipe ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sweet Coconut Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract

Step-by-Step Directions for making Sweet Coconut Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray an 8″ loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside
  3. Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There’s no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don’t over mix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.
  4. To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.
  5. Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

Bake mini loaves for about 30 minutes or muffins for about 12-15 minutes.

AVOID SUNKEN BREAD

The easiest and best way to avoid sunken bread is to use a cooking thermometer to check the inside of the loaf. Fully cooked bread will register 200°F on a thermometer. My all-time favoritethermometer is the Thermapen. It’s super fast and incredibly durable. Anothergreat cooking thermometer is the ThermoPopwhich is a more basic version that works just as well!

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Sweet Coconut Bread Recipe

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!

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Course: bread, Breakfast, Quick Bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: sweet coconut bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour

Total Time: 1 hour hour 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 12

Calories: 303kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sweet Coconut Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Lightly spray an 8" loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There's no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don't over mix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.

  • To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.

  • Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

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Notes

Bake mini loaves for about 30 minutes or muffins for about 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.1mg


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How long does it take to bake sweet bread?

A regular 8-9″ loaf pan of sweet bread will bake in about 55-60 minutes. If you like using mini loaf pans, they take 35-40 minutes to bake. If you’d like to adapt this recipe for muffins instead, bake those for 18-20 minutes. Always check for doneness either by measuring the temperature of the bread with a meat thermometer. It should read 200 degrees F. You can also check by inserting a toothpick in the center and having it come out clean.

Did your quick bread sink in the middle?

Here’s how to help your quick bread not sink in the middle after it’s baked. This happens to me occasionally too! Often it’s because I’ve overmixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only half full each time. As always, make sure your baking soda isn’t too old- it should only be on your shelf for 6-9 months before purchasing new.

Best Bread Pan?

I bake a lot of bread and the pans I prefer are eitherceramic, glass or cast iron. These pans will bake bread more evenly and release the bread more easily after baking. I don’t like using dark or nonstick pans because the bread cooks unevenly. It darkens on the outside before the bread is cooked on the inside, so the coloring is uneven. Read more aboutwhich bread pan is the best here!

Can coconut sweet bread be frozen?

I love freezing loaves of coconut bread! How you prepare sweet bread for freezing really depends on how long you intend to keep it frozen. If you just want to freeze it for a week or two, I’d wrap it in plastic wrap or foil and place the loaf in a large freezer ziplock bag. Most often, when I bake sweet bread to freeze it, I’ll bake mini loaves so that they fit in the ziplock bag easier. If you want to freeze it for 2-6 months, I’d wrap it more securely, making sure it’s airtight and wrapping it in a double layer of foil or plastic wrap, then placing it in a ziplock bag.

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What is coconut bread made of? ›

Combine flour, sugar, coconut, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir once or twice with a wooden spoon. Add eggs, milk, water, oil, coconut extract, vanilla, and cinnamon; mix until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

What is pani popo? ›

Samoan Coconut Bread Rolls, aka Pani Popo, are decadent sweet dinner rolls baked in coconut milk. Light, airy, and fluffy, they are unbelievably good! Pani Popo is baked in a delicious coconut sauce that makes it even better.

How do you extract coconut Flavour? ›

With the grater disk attached to a food processor, grate the coconut. Place 1 1/2 ounces of the coconut into a 1-cup glass jar with lid and pour the vodka over it. Seal and shake to combine. Place in a cool dark place for 5 to 7 days, shaking to combine every day.

How many calories are in coconut bread? ›

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Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 1 slice (51g)
How many calories are in Sliced Coconut Bread? Amount of calories in Sliced Coconut Bread: Calories 190Calories from Fat 81 (42.6%)
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How much fat is in Sliced Coconut Bread? Amount of fat in Sliced Coconut Bread: Total Fat 9g-
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Is Coconut Bread good for you? ›

It's low in carbs, high in fiber, gluten-free, and easy for your body to digest.

How much sugar is in coconut bread? ›

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ServingIngredientCalories
8.33 gegg12
16.67 gsugar64
0.36 gvanilla1.0
0.42 ozdried coconut53
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What is palusami made of? ›

In Fiji and Samoa, it's called palusami. But what is it? Corned beef or mutton, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and coconut cream, wrapped in big taro leaves, then put in an underground oven called a lovo. Today, most people are using ovens instead of lovos, and this recipe is no exception.

What kind of rolls are there? ›

Fritter is a stuffed bread roll. Italian roll or hoagie roll, long roll or steak roll – long, narrow roll with an airy, dry interior and crusty exterior. Kaiser roll – crusty round roll, often topped with poppy seeds or sesame seeds, made by folding corners of a square inward so that their points meet.

What do you need for Pani Popo? ›

Ingredients
  1. 3 1/2 cups (420g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour.
  2. 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar.
  3. 1/4 cup (28g) King Arthur Baker's Special Dry Milk.
  4. 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast or active dry yeast.
  5. 3/4 cup (170g) water, lukewarm.
  6. 2 large eggs.
  7. 4 tablespoons (57g) butter, softened.
  8. 1 1/4 teaspoons (8g) table salt.

What chemical gives coconut its flavor? ›

In the case of coconut, the lactone which dominates the fragrance of coconut is gamma-nonalactone but more commonly referred to as coconut lactone. This chemical is characteristically known for its creamy coconut flavour with fatty, milk, buttery notes.

What enhances coconut flavor? ›

Coconut and Turmeric: The warmth and complexity of turmeric pairs exceptionally well with the creamy nutty notes of coconut, creating a taste combination that's delicious in herbal teas, prepared sauces, snack chips, and nutritional supplements.

Can you use coconut milk instead of coconut extract? ›

Unless you're making something exceptionally delicate, coconut milk is fine for substitution.

Can diabetics eat coconut bread? ›

Coconut by nature contains good fat, is a source of dietary fiber. Coconut in any form is suitable for diabetic people.

Is coconut bread good for diabetics? ›

#Coconut flour is a great alternative to traditional wheat flour for people with diabetes. It is low in carbohydrates and high in fiber, making it an excellent choice for people who need to manage their blood sugar levels.

How many carbs in a slice of coconut bread? ›

Liberated Coconut Bread (2 slices) contains 11g total carbs, 7g net carbs, 25g fat, 6g protein, and 290 calories.

What is coconut flour made from? ›

Coconut flour is one of the many food products made from the fruit of the palm tree Cocos nucifera. Made from dried, ground coconut meat, coconut flour is a natural byproduct of coconut milk production. Like wheat flour, coconut flour is a white or off-white flour commonly used in baking.

Is coconut flour bread good for diabetics? ›

Coconut flour is rich in dietary fibre, which can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease and lower cholesterol levels. As it is low in carbohydrate compared to flours such as wheat and corn, it is useful for people with diabetes because it has a mild impact on blood glucose levels.

How many carbs are in coconut bread? ›

Liberated Coconut Bread (2 slices) contains 11g total carbs, 7g net carbs, 25g fat, 6g protein, and 290 calories.

Why is coco bread so good? ›

So how do they taste? According to African Bites, buttery, shy on the sweetness scale, and akin to dense Hawaiian rolls. And if you're wondering why it's called "coco bread," Taste of Home states that it's due to the added coconut milk.

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