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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Coconut Bread

I won this coconut oil on a blog giveaway at Girls to Grow, it's a great mommy blog with lots of tips, info and mommy concerns. I have been wanting to try organic virgin coconut oil for awhile and was lucky to win a generous 32 oz jar. Tropical Traditions is a great company that offers many quality organic products, and offers many specials and blog giveaways. I bought some bamboo, red and black rice when they offered free shipping. I still want to try their coconut chips and coconut flour. I wanted to try the oil for cooking as well as skin care. it is also supposed to be pretty healthy for you. I first tried using it when making popcorn, and Maranda asked what that smell was. I thought it was great, but she wasn't so sure. It has a light coconut smell not overpowering at all. Then I thought I would check out more coconut recipes that they had on the website. Many use the coconut flour and coconut cream concentrate, they sound good, but I need more product.
I ended up finding this recipe found on at Caribbean Choice. I try to find recipes for sweet bread that doesn't use so many eggs or butter. This is a Jamaican recipe and I only made a few changes...I skipped the raisins and used the grated coconut in sweet syrup instead of peeling and grating a coconut.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup coconut milk
6 Tbsps. soft margarine, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 Tbsps. raisins, floured (I skipped this)
1/2 small coconut, peeled and grated (I had some canned grated coconut in sweet syrup instead)
I also added a little coconut essence for a little more coconut flavor, I wanted to really taste the coconut. Yum!
Preheat oven at 350°F/180°C
Sift dry ingredients in a bowl.
Combine sugar, beaten egg, coconut milk, melted margarine, vanilla, raisins and grated coconut.
Scrape mixture on a floured board and knead lightly to form a dough.
Shape dough and place into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until done.

It was strange to place the bread in the pan after kneading it like this, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
I spread the sweet coconut on top as well, hoping that it wouldn't burn. I had some sanding sugar that I added to the top too. The topping worked out well, I think next time I'll add more.

It was very good for breakfast and would be a great snack. You can spread it with a little cream, sweetened condensed milk, butter or jam...or eat it as is!

Mmmm...can you smell it? It didn't last long!


  1. That looks really good! I may have to try that!

  2. that looks so yummy!! Where do you find grated coconut in syrup?

  3. BeachCoveJewelry - Thanks for visiting, and for the comment!

    Susan B. - I buy it in the Latin foods section of our super market or Big Lots. Along with the guava paste and husks for tamales and cane sugar cones! Lots of good stuff! :D

  4. Lyndsey, your bread looks fantastic. I love anything made with coconut or coconut flavoring. Your bread has my name on it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  5. the coconut bread looks great! coconut milk and fresh grated coconut must have added a nice depth of flavors to this dish. bookmarked for soon.

  6. Lyndz, congratulations on the COOL win! yay... You've made such a good use of it on this lucious looking bread. I bet it smell fabulous. I love anything with coconut as well. So, what else are you planning to do with the rest of that coconut oil??? Enjoy your day!
    Cheers, kristy

  7. Wow! The coconut bread looks lovely! Feel like having a slice now :-)

  8. oh that bread looks amazing and I'm sure it smelled even better!

  9. oh this looks terrific!! You had me at coconut, but I think I'm going to give this a try very soon. and what a large jar of coconut oil. Very nice win!! congrats.

  10. Lyndsey, this looks killer. I love coconut and your bread sounds perfect. I got some of that oil once and it is a wonderful oil. I really need to order some more and make this bread.

  11. I adore coconut! That bread must have smelled heavenly.

  12. Thanks Mary! I like the coconut flavor, some don't.

    PJ, thanks I want to try some other ways to make coconut bread to and compare.

    Kristy, thanks I've been lucky. I didn't use the oil in this recipe, but I have to try to sneak it in the rest of my cooking. I did use it on some chicken I made and Maranda didn't smell the difference :D

    Rachana, I wished I saved you some!

    Simply Life, thanks, and it did smell good!

    Betty Ray, thanks! I do love coconut and have gone a bit crazy using it lately. I was thrilled to win it!

    Megan, I do like the oil and was happy to get to try it. However I didn't use it in this recipe, but I got the idea of coconut bread when I checked out their coconut recipes on the website. I didn't have the coconut flour so I searched elsewhere for a recipe.

    TKW - isn't it funny how some people don't like coconut? Sheesh! :D It smelled awesome!

  13. Looks absolutely perfect! I'll bet it's great toasted.

  14. Julie, yum I should try it toasted, I'll bet that would be good!

  15. WOoo....what would you do with the rest of the coconut oil? ;p

  16. oh wow this looks so good will tell my Grandma you said happy birthday lol

  17. I've been making coconut bread for 35 years...since I saw a recipe in the Ft. Lauderdale newspaper. My daughter adores it toasted. She is grown and gone now, but I always have a couple loaves of it in the freezer.
    Your recipe has raisins in it which is interesting. I use coconut milk, coconut and freshly grated nutmeg in mine.

  18. Yes, I could definitely smell it! Yum :-)
    Have a great shot school/work week!

  19. Coconut bread never occurred to me! Looks yummy!

  20. Oh, it looks delicious! I love coconut and never thought of coconut bread. This is a must try for sure. Thanks for the recipe!

  21. Lyndsey, yes I can smell! and look delicious, I love your coconut bread! x gloria

  22. Looks yummy .. I love coconuts, sweet breads rock


  23. Mmmm...I love coconut. This bread must be very flavourful. Would be great toasted and spread with butter and coconut jam and a cup of tea....delicious...yum.

  24. OMG! That looks SO good!


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