Moist, soft, and sweet, this glazed Coconut Bread is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee! A simple quick bread that comes together in minutes, with no mixer required.

A loaf of glazed coconut bread with dripping icing and toasted coconut flakes on top, on a marble board with a blue cloth underneath.

I’m so excited to share this coconut bread with you today!

There is just something about a quick bread. They’re like, maximum impact with minimal effort. Just stir a few dry ingredients together, add a few liquid ingredients, pour it in a loaf pan and boom. Incredibly delicious treat.

And there is no better time to enjoy coconut than right now!

Sliced Coconut Bread on a marble board with text overlay.

Someone left a comment on one of my Instagram posts this week saying “Easter owns marshmallow.” I couldn’t agree more, but when I think of Easter I also think of coconut. And pineapple!

I’ve got a bunch of marshmallow, coconut, and/or pineapple desserts here that I think you’d love:

These are all fan-freaking-tastic, but if you’re in kind of a last-minute situation, I think this coconut bread is the way to go!

Vertical image of coconut bread slices on a marble board over a blue cloth.

It makes a great breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack, and it’s moist and just sweet enough, with a buttery richness and plenty of tropical coconut flavor.

We’re using coconut milk, sweetened shredded coconut, and coconut extract, so there’s no doubt about it! It’s all coconut.

Once the bread has cooled, glaze it with a coconutty powdered sugar icing, and top it with big shards of toasted coconut. I’ve used the unsweetened kind, to balance the sweetness and also just because I love the look of those big curls!

Just toss them around in a dry pan over medium heat. They start to brown pretty fast, so keep them moving!

If you’ve got overnight guests coming this holiday weekend, make them this coconut bread! It makes a perfect breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack.

Horizontal image of sliced coconut bread on a marble board over a blue cloth.

More great bread recipes on my “Bread Recipes” Pinterest board!

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Coconut Bread

Moist, soft, and sweet, this glazed Coconut Bread is perfect with a cup of tea or coffee! A simple quick bread that comes together in minutes, with no mixer required.

Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serves 8     adjust servings


For the coconut bread:

For the toppings:


To make the coconut bread:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and mist a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the flour, coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Place the coconut milk, melted butter, egg, and extracts in a large liquid measuring cup, and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and fold together just until combined.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the bread comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the toppings:

  1. Lightly toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan over medium heat, until just beginning to turn brown. Set aside.
  2. Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl and add the coconut milk and coconut extract.
  3. Stir together until smooth, then drizzle over the coconut bread and top with toasted coconut flakes.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 589kcal Calories from fat 247
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Carbohydrate 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 55g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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