Friday, February 4, 2011

Coconut Bread


Ok so I today I turn 28.

And for my birthday I made myself a little treat.

As you may have already noticed, I loooove me some coconut.

Let's see... Coconut Kona Ice Cream, Chewy Chocolate Coconut Blondies, Coconut Cake, Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate... ok, you get the idea.

Well I didn't think it was right to make myself a cake on my own birthday.

I'm assuming Mr. Vittles is handling that - my favorite is actually ice cream cake anyway.

But I did think it was not only right, but perhaps necessary, to make myself some of this coconut bread.

Happy birthday to ME!

Coconut Bread
  • 1/2 C. canola oil
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened coconut cream (or coconut milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 C. flour
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1/4 t. baking soda
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 C sweetened flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease one 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 loaf pan.

In a small bowl, whisk canola oil, coconut cream, eggs, and vanilla extract until blended.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flaked coconut and mix well.  Add wet ingredients from small bowl, and mix just until combined - do not overmix.

Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool on baking rack (I took mine out of the pan after 10 minutes).  When completely cooled, cut into slices.  Store in airtight container. 

Recipe Adapted from
The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner, by Liz Edmunds

31 comments:

  1. I too LOVE coconut. This looks so yummy, I will be making this soon!

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  2. Happy Birthday, love your bread.... I am also big fan of coconut, what an amazing ingredient:)

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  3. I got to try this..love coconut, but never tried it in the plain bread..Yours look stunning!

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  4. And Happy Birthday..wishing you everything best!!!

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  5. Happy bithday - this looks like a delicious birthday treat!

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  6. Hope your birthday has been the best ever!

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  7. Just finished eat ours. Yum! We didn't have any coconut, so I added 1/8 cup of poppyseeds instead. We topped with some homemade lemon curd and it was divine. Perfect amount of sweetness!

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  8. Ohhh my! This looks awesome! My favorite foods are anything with coconut. I bet this is delicious!

    Happy Baking

    keatonthefoodie.blogspot.com

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  9. this looks great! Happy Birthday! I gonna try this soon! I have some coconut in the frridge!

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  10. I will be making this for sure!! Yum!

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  11. Well I know what I am making this weekend, I love coconut bread, and can't remember the last time I have had any. And I like big thick slabs with warm custard dripping over the bread. Oh I am making myself drool. :)

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  12. What an interesting recipe! My husband's a big coconut fan! I'll have to run this one by him!

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  13. I adore coconut as well! This looks like such a delightful bread. Happy Birthday!!

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  14. I am a coconut nut also. This bread looks so moist and delicious. On Tryityoumightlikeit.com she made homemade Almond Joys once. You may want to take a look. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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  15. happy Birthday and OMG this looks so good - i can't wait to try it!!

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  16. Happy birthday to you!! I'm a big coconut fan myself and your bread looks amazing.

    Kristi

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  17. Happy (belated) Birthday Maggie!!!
    I love me some coconut tooooo...this loaf looks ammmmazing!

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  18. Happy Birthday! I actually used coconut milk in my version too but forgot to mention that in my post. This bread looks delicious!

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  19. Happy Birthday! She gets this instead of cash when she babysits! Great recipe, gorgeous photos!

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  20. Happy Birthday! I am a coconut fan as well. I have never had/heard of coconut bread but I definitely want to give this a try! It sounds right up my alley :)

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  21. Another coconut fanatic here...your bread looks so moist and wonderful!

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  22. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mmmmmmmm coconut! :D

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  23. Many Happy returns of the day :)
    Coconut bread sounds like a fantastic idea!


    US Masala

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  24. Happy Birthday and sorry for the delay. Your coconut bread looks delicious. Or maybe it’s just me and my obsession for coconut. Thanks for the recipe.

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  25. yummmmmmmmmmmmmm! thanks for sharing! this would make a great pina colada french toast, don't you think? swell :)
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  26. Happy belated!

    That looks absolutely freakin' fantastic. Did you share it? I'd be like, "Hands off my coconut bread!" :D

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  27. Hi,
    I'm a first time commenter, even though I'm a frequent visitor.

    I just had to say that I've made this several times and it just keeps getting better and better - fantastic recipe!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  28. @Liis Liis, I'm so glad that you are enjoying it! Coconut is the best :) Thanks so much for letting me know!

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  29. Just discovered this recipe today and made a loaf. Really yummy. I used half white and half whole wheat flour (I always try to bake this way) - came out great. Next time I will try using coconut oil instead of canola (healthier and adds a bit of coconut flavor) as well as brown sugar (I think it would compliment the coconut nicely). I'll post again after I try those substitutions. Thanks for an awesome recipe and a GREAT idea - never thought of coconut in a quick bread!!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing your substitution ideas! Sounds great!

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