March 20th, 2012

Glazed Coconut Bread

If I could deliver each of you a gift, I’d make this glazed coconut bread.  I’d wrap it in brown paper and tie it with a string – because it is one of my favorite things!  {Fortunately for me, I have a dear friend who frequently brings me this little piece of heaven!}

Since I can’t get each of you your own little loaf, with my friend’s permission {you’ll all be thanking her soon}, I am going to share this recipe so you can enjoy it too.  I think it is perfect for Easter breakfast/brunch or for upcoming parties and showers – makes wonderful Christmas gifts too  . . . . really there isn’t a day that wouldn’t be great for this bread!

The recipe makes two regular bread loaf pans which you can slice and serve for brunch or dessert.  You can also make it in smaller pans and wrap them up for wonderful Easter gifts, neighbor gifts or party take homes! {just adjust baking time for smaller pans}.   I promise you’ll get lots and lots of rave reviews!


Glazed Coconut Bread


4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 cup buttermilk

Coconut Glaze
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon coconut extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease or spray 2 bread loaf pans.

In mixing bowl beat eggs until fluffy.  Add the sugar, oil, and coconut extract and beat 3 more minutes.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder,  and salt and add to mixing bowl.  Mix until combined.  Add coconut and buttermilk.  Pour batter into loaf pans and bake for approximately 45 minutes.

Remove pans from oven and set on wire rack.

Immediately mix the glaze by combining sugar, water and butter in small sauce pan.  Allow mixture to boil for 1 minute and then add in coconut extract.  Slowly pour the glaze over the hot bread (in the pan).  Allow the glaze to seep in the bread and down the sides of the pan.

When cool enough to handle, remove the bread from the pan (yes, it’s a little sticky) and allow to finish cooling on the wire rack.  Slice, serve, and savor each bite!



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31 Responses to “Glazed Coconut Bread”

  1. I would love to win the Breville Panini Press.

  2. I’m going to make this bread tomorrow and I would love to win the Panini press!!

  3. Is this almost cake-like? A little old lady sells “Coconut Bread” at the occasional sidewalk sale at our local mall and I have been searching and searching for the right recipe!

  4. Yes – it is like eating cake. It is so moist and delicious with a yummy glaze ….mmmmm heavenly! Try and let us know how you like it!

  5. thanks for the response! It’s not that she won’t give it to me though – we always luck out and miss her when she’s there or she’s not coming as much. I’ve been on a quest for one that tastes like I remember it. I will let you know how it goes!

  6. We love coconut at our house. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. love your site!!

  8. This sounds WONDERFUL! Pinning this!

  9. Wow.. Just wow. It looks so good.
    I can’t wait to try it. First time visiting your blog and it is just chock full of delicious looking things! I am going to lose feeling in my finger from Pinning everything! 🙂

  10. Oh. Em. Gee. This is the most delicious bread I have ever made… HANDS DOWN. This is so good my husband has made himself 3 plates in the last 15 minutes. It’s all i can do to keep his hands OFF until dessert. LOL. WOW. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. LOVE LOVE LOVE this delightfully decadent treat! ♥ xoxo

  11. I made this bread last weekend for Father’s Day. It was AMAZING!!!! We served it with Vanilla ice cream and it was perfect for my father in law who loves coconut. We’ve been munching on it all week and I think it’s gotten better over time! I poked holes in the top of the bread before drizzling the glaze so it seeped into the bread a bit. Also sprinkled some of the extra coconut flakes on the top. YUM!

  12. […] you’re a coconut person, you’re going to love this. I found this recipe on another blog and decided to try it. I ended up making a couple little alterations, and it turned out great. […]

  13. Thanks for sharing! This looks so yummy that I pinned the recipe! Your newest follower from

  14. […] is a so simple quick bread and coconut to boot! Gotta love coconut : […]

  15. Just wanted to let you know that I just had an irrational moment, not sure if this recipe was printed in my home, and then freaking out that it might have disappeared from online! LOL. Glad to see it’s still here!

  16. I was writing down the recipe for the glazed coconut bread and I noticed that the recipe doe not tell where or when to add the baking powder. Can I just use one or the other? Either baking soda or baking powder or do I need both?
    Thank you.

  17. Sharon – thanks for catching my mistake – you should add the baking powder with the baking soda- yes, you do need both. Hope you love the bread! Let us know how it turns out!

  18. This is the most amazing recipe ever!!! Everyone fights over it, even the people who don’t like coconut! I just can never seem to get it out of the pans in one piece.

  19. Yasie – so glad you love the bread as much as I do!! Sorry yours is not coming out of the pan. I use Bak-Klene spray- nothing ever sticks and it doesn’t leave build up. See this post:
    You can get it at Williams-Sonoma or Amazon. It costs a little more but worth it for baking. You could also try running a knife around the edge and loosening the bread before putting on the glaze . . . hope that helps! Thanks for following!

  20. Do you have any alternate suggestions for a substitute for buttermilk? I have a child that loves coconut but is allergic to milk. We use Soy milk in recipes that call for regular milk. Unsure of what to use in the place of buttermilk.

  21. Whit. I use lemon juice or vinegar with milk for a substitute.

    I’m not sure if it works with soy, but definitely worth a try. Let us know if it works I’m sure others would be interested.

  22. Mmmmm! Never had coconut bread, going to have to try it. Found you over on Jam Hands linky party.

  23. This sounds soooo good! I am baking it this afternoon…needed something to take to a ladies meeting at church tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck….please come back soon.

  24. Just wanted you to know I am sharing this yummy recipe at my blog today..would love for you to come over and check it out. Thanks –

  25. This is the most amazing recipe ever!! Has anyone else had trouble getting all of the bottom of the loaves out of the pan. I have tried a million different ways of getting the bread out but one chunk in the center middle always sticks to the pan.

  26. Yasie- I’m so glad you love this Coconut Bread as much as I do! I use this baking spray and always have good results.

    You can also line your pan with parchment paper to prevent the bread from sticking!

    Enjoy a piece for me!


  27. I made this along with about 6 other breads to give to family members for gifts and I have to say, this is tied, along with a carrot banana bread I made for my favorite. Everyone has been talking about how good this bread it. Will definitely be making this again. I LOVE how the glaze gives it a slightly crunchy top around the edges.

  28. Thanks Rhonda – I’d love to try your carrot banana bread!

  29. P.S. I used the aluminum disposable pans for this bread. I used Pam olive oil spray, poured in the batter and after letting it cool, poured the glaze over the top and left it stay in the pans to eat out of. No need to try and get the bread out of the pans. Didn’t have any issue cutting slices and getting them out in one piece.

  30. Beautiful and tasty loaf. Will be making this again and may switch it up by replacing coconut with orange and orange peel in the glaze.

  31. I adore this bread!!! Wondering if it freezes nicely?


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