Friday, May 29, 2009

Tropical Coconut Bread

I was going to wait until over the weekend to post this one, but after tasting it, I cannot wait to share it with you. Coconut is one of my favorite things, ever. I have a recipe for coconut cake, that I will save for another time, but I was searching Recipezaar, trying to find a way to use up some buttermilk I had and I came across this recipe.
To me, it is more like a poundcake. I am in love with this bread. It is so moist and so much lighter than I thought it would be. The coconut is definately the star ingredient in this bread. It would be fabulous if you are attending a luau themed party or just if you are looking for something a little different than you usually make. The recipe is for 2 loaves. I halved it and am sorry I did. This is a definate keeper for me.


Tropical Coconut Bread


3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp coconut extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup shredded coconut



1. Preheat oven to 325.


2. DO NOT USE A MIXER WITH THIS RECIPE, USE A SPOON OR SPATULA AND STIR BY HAND.


3. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.


4. In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, and coconut extract; mix well.


5. Alternately add flour and buttermilkto sugar mixture and stir only until moist.


6. Stir in shredded coconut.


7. Pour batter into 2 prepared loaf pans , place on middle rack and bake for 1 hour.






I hope you will all give this a try. ALOHA!

36 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks yummy! I'll bet the coconut extract really adds something.

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  2. I love coconut and am going to give this a try. I wonder if you subbed some of the buttermilk for coconut milk or better yet pineapple juice w/crushed pineapple how yummy that would be?! Just had another thought macadamia nuts on top!!! YUM! Oh, yeah, I'm making this sometime this weekend!
    ~ingrid

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  3. I'm with you, I love coconut. I can't wait to try this recipe!

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  4. This looks fantastic!! Definitely seems to be more of a poundcake than a bread, but regardless, it really looks tasty.

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  5. I love coconut too! The bread looks moist and delicious!

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  6. I'm definitely bookmarking this one - I love anything with coconut in it! Thanks!

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  7. Ingrid- someone on recipezaar,who reviewed the recipe said she used cocnut milk instead of buttermilk and I am going to try that next time

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  8. How do you think this would work as cupcakes? The recipe looks excellent!

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  9. Katy: I think this would make excellent muffins; I think that's what I'm going to do with the recipe, actually.

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  10. I am in love with coconut! And this cake! I bet that would be perfect with some fresh fruit and whip cream.

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  11. Oh, this sounds good! I love coconut and this looks so moist and delicious :D

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  12. What a yummy coconut bread, I love that it has extract and shredded coconut!

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  13. I really like your blog and enjoyed reading it. I am going to follow it.

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  14. ooh! I made a bread like this once before! It as gone in a flash! ultra-coconuty!

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  15. I bet it's so terrific with the coconut extract added in! Yum!

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  16. How very timely, I just bought some coconut tonight that I only need a little of for a recipe I'm making tomorrow - I'll have to remember to come back

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  17. Ooo, I love coconut as well. I can't wait to try out this "bread." The fact that it's more like a poundcake only makes it appeal to me more! Delicious!

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  18. What's nice about this recipe is that I have everything on-hand right now. I sounds delish and just might be the first thing I make with my kids this summer.

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  19. Denise.. this looks like a winner. Love the adding pineapple idea, then it may taste like a pina colada.. It is something I am going to try definitely.. Why not post your coconut shortbread too.. thats so good!

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  20. A coconut bread sounds excellent! Wonderful coconut flavor with the extract too. yum!

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  21. OK, I can now attest to the fact that this is an awesome recipe: just made it in the form of muffins. TO DIE FOR! Not too sweet, very coconutty, and really nice texture, PERFECT if you're a lover of coconut as I am. Denise, I'll have a post up soon - probably on Tuesday. THANK YOU!

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  22. Oh yummy! I can't wait to try this, it looks fantastic!

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  23. Your bread sounds wonderful...I know my husband and I would love this with a cup of coffee in the morning!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog/following! I really enjoy your blog--I actually just left you a comment regarding your chicken fingers/potty training, but didn't know if you'd see it!?!?

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  24. This looks so unique... can't wait to try it! Sounds wonderful!

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  25. It looks really dense and moist! Too bad my hubs hates coconuts!

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  26. Denise, this looks so tasty - coconut is a favorite of mine!

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  27. Hi Denise, Your coconut tropical bread looks like a winner. I would like to try these and keep one at home and bring one to work! Thanks!

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  28. Mmmm-this sounds and looks amazing! I'm definitely marking this one to try!!

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  29. Delicious! Your coconut tropical bread soooooo
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  30. This looks so good! I hope to try this soon. I made something similar once from Tyler Florence on Food Network but it didn't turn out the way I wanted..so I can't wait to try this one. :-)

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  31. That looks so moist and delicious!! I think my family would love it!

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  32. Whether bread or pound cake, it looks absolutely delicious. I love coconut.

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