Favorite Recipe #7 Coconut Almond Bread

25 05 2011

It only took one bite of this sweet bread for me to fall in love. All I can say is AMAZING!

In the last Bountiful Basket we got 2 coconuts so I was on the hunt for some good coconut recipes.  I stumbled across a coconut almond bread recipe that people raved about.  I love almonds and coconut so I didn’t figure you could go wrong.  It made my house smell wonderful while it baked and it tasted even better!


The hardest thing in this recipe was getting the coconut out of the coconut.  I will post pictures of the whole process when we do the next coconut.  First you take the back end of a very heavy duty knife and holding the coconut in your hand whack the coconut with the back end of the knife hard. Do this a few times and the coconut should start to crack.  Keep whacking it along the crack until the whole thing is opened up.  If you want to catch the coconut juice inside do this over a bowl.  Once you have the coconut halved place on a baking sheet and bake in a 325o F oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the coconut meat starts to pull away from the shell.  At this point there will still be some brown on the coconut meat and you can just use a potato peeler to take that off.  Then you can just grate your coconut meat with a box grater. Use the grated coconut right away or freeze for future use.

Now that you know how to get your coconut from the shell lets make some coconut almond bread.


Coconut Almond Bread

~ 2 eggs

~ 1 cup sugar

~ 1/2 cup shortening

~ 1 tsp. coconut extract

~ 1/2 cup milk

~ 1/2 tsp. salt

~ 1/2 tsp. baking powder

~ 1/4 tsp. baking soda

~ 1 1/2 cup flour

~ 1/2 cup coconut

~ 1/2 cup chopped almonds


~ 1/2 cup sugar

~ 1/4 cup water

~ Tbsp. butter

~ 1 tsp. almond extract

Beat eggs, sugar, shortening, and extract together. Slowly mix in milk and dry ingredients. Pour into a bread pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 60-70 minutes at 325o F or until knife comes out clean. While baking boil sugar and water for a few minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and extract. Pour over cooked bread and let set for two hours before removing from pan.

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Coconut Almond Bread



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