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.
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!
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:
- Coconut Cake
- Snowball Cupcakes
- Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes
- Coconut Cream Pie
- Almond Joy Muffins
- Lemon Macaroon Cheesecake
- Pina Colada Cupcakes
- Pineapple Creme Brulee
- Pineapple Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls
- Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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!
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.
More great bread recipes on my “Bread Recipes” Pinterest board!
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For the coconut bread:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, (the kind in a can)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter,, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the toppings:
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk, (the kind in a can)
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
To make the coconut bread:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and mist a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
- Place the flour, coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
- Place the coconut milk, melted butter, egg, and extracts in a large liquid measuring cup, and whisk to combine.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and fold together just until combined.
- 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.
- Cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the toppings:
- Lightly toast the coconut flakes in a dry pan over medium heat, until just beginning to turn brown. Set aside.
- Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl and add the coconut milk and coconut extract.
- Stir together until smooth, then drizzle over the coconut bread and top with toasted coconut flakes.
Made the Coconut Bread and all I can say is WOW…..what marvelous flavor and I LOVE anything coconut. Only mistake I made was instead of one cup of the coconut milk, I used the entire can and noticed after it was baking that I wasn’t supposed to use the entire can, but it turned out wonderfully anyway. This Coconut Bread is worlds better than coconut cake. Thanks for the recipe, my taste buds are in Heaven!
I love the taste of coconut but dislike the texture of shredded [or dessicated – as we call it in the UK] coconut and coconut flakes. I can substitute with flaked almonds on top but can I omit the shredded coconut in the cake??
This is a wonderful bread! I love coconut, and have made a coconut layer cake before that’s heavenly. This is just like it! I would highly recommend not baking it for as long as is recommended, as mine got quite a tough crust around it (but it is still great!)
This is awesome. It’s delicious without the topping.
Can I make this coconut bread with some other flour like almond or brown rice flour or even buckwheat flour
I have not tried so I can’t say for sure- but feel free to experiment!
Wow I can’t wait to bake coconut bread
Thank u for the recipe
You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy!
I prepared this loaf cake earlier today. After inverting it, I noticed it was lightly burned on all sides. The top was a beautiful golden color. I baked it for 55 minutes at 375 degrees. I had to cut off a thin layer of the bottom and the sides to salvage the cake. The rest of the cake is moist and flavorful. The glaze amplifies the coconut flavor. Delicious!
I’d like to try making it again but baking it at 350 degrees.
is the calorie count for the whole loaf or per slice?
It’s per serving if you divide the loaf into 8 equal portions. If you want to slice it thinner, use the slider that pops up when you hover over “Servings.” This will change the calorie count.
You didnt you yeast to bake yours why? I thought yeast was to make it rise (double the size) please shed more light on this as I want to try your method. Thank you
It’s a quick bread, not a yeast bread. So it’s leavened with baking powder.
YES! I made this yesterday. This is another recipe that’s not too sweet, but satisfies a sweet craving.
Next time I’m gonna try adding slivered almonds and mini chocolate chips to the top before baking.
I got that idea from your almond joy muffins which I almost made but decided on the bread. I thought
I might try freezing individual slices for portion control. For anyone thinking of trying, go ahead. You
won’t be disappointed. Great crumble if you follow instructions and let it cool completely. Otherwise
you’ll have a very enjoyable crumbly mess. Thanks for another great recipe.
My pleasure C! So happy you liked it.
Commented earlier that bread was very crumbly. Waited until it was completely cooled and cut into thicker slices, and bread didn’t crumble. Nice and moist and great coconut flavor. Thanks for recipe.
Just made this bread today and followed the recipe exactly. While the flavor is great, I love coconut, the bread was very, very crumbly. If I make it again, I’ll add more butter and hope it holds together.
Love the pic & recipe, however I wish that comments would take more of a review approach. That would help us all decide whether or not we want to try this gorgeous looking coconut bread! It seems to be the norm with all internet recipes across the board, not just this one. We as readers/bakers want the invaluable input from folks that actually used the exact recipe, followed by an accurate rating…seems fair enough, right?
Confused yet amused!!
Hi Vina! I would love to have more reviews on all my recipes but unfortunately that’s not up to me- it’s up to the reader! If you decide to make this, I’d love your feedback. You can comment as well as leave a star rating. It would be really helpful if you could get that ball rolling on this post. Thanks!
Such a great treat for coconut lovers!
this is a great looking cake!
Girl, you make the pretties food!
Oh my gosh, thank you for this recipe! I have so much sweetened shredded coconut left over in my pantry, and I needed a recipe to use it all up!
Perfect! Hope you enjoy Bhiravi!
Perfect for coconut lovers! Love that chunky coconut on top.
Allie, this recipe looks delicious, but your Snowball Cupcake recipe was too enticing not to click on. Then I saw you did a video and I said it before, but you are just too darn cute! Marshmallow frosting on top of your delectable chocolate cupcakes–Heaven! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter.
Aw, thank you so much Amanda! Thanks for clicking around and thanks for watching the video, and thanks for the sweet compliment! Hope you had a fun holiday too 🙂
I’m drooling over this one 🙂 Cant wait to try!
What a gorgeous loaf! I can never pass up a coconut treat!