Monday, December 26, 2011

My coconut bread recipe

Hello friends!
Its late, but I just baked a loaf of coconut bread for the week & it turned out fantastic so I had to share what I did. This loaf was better than the last one.  It is very dense, filling and is low points on WW....only 3 pts per slice! I top mine with 1 T. of the Natures Hollow jam & a few fresh berries. I feel like I am eating a slice of cheesecake!

Sherri's Lemon Coconut Bread Recipe
Mix the following ingredients in a stand up mixer with the beater blade:

1 stick Land O Lakes Light Butter (cut into small pieces. I did not have mine at room temp)
3 eggs
3/4 c egg beaters
1 T lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
3 T. lemon juice
3/4 c. unsweetened vanilla or original almond breeze
2 oz light cream cheese (Naufchatel)
1 T vinegar (I didn't have apple cider vinegar)
1/2 cup Ideal brand sugar substitute (new product. Its Xylitol! :)
Mix all above ingredients until blended well.

Then add
3/4 c. coconut flour (sifted)
2 tsp baking powder
Mix until well blended

Spray loaf pan with Pam & Fold batter into loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 mins checking every 20 mins. Allow to sit in loaf pan about 20 mins then invert on cooling rack. Slice when cool. My loaf yielded 10 slices. I know some of you girls can get 12 slices out of your loaf. I haven't been able to do that.

I gotta tell ya girls, this came out AMAZING!!!! Nothing short of a little taste of heaven! I think the difference was the light STICK butter and the Ideal sugar substitute. I was hesitant to try it (Ideal) but when I tasted it, it was very good & no bad aftertaste. If you see it on your grocers shelves, don't hesitate to buy it. I think it is great & not too expensive either...around $4.50 for a large pouch. I'm not crazy about baking with Truvia. Its OK, but I notice an aftertaste with it.

I had the end slice with a little natures Hollow Apricot jam & it was so yummy! I just wanted to share my little tweak of this recipe with you girls. The original recipe was taken from Dawn & Rosalie's Blogs. Kudos to you ladies for sharing it. I'm hooked!!!!

Have a great night!


  1. Yum, I'll have to bake some up this week. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That sounds so good! I still need to try it with lemon juice. I love making the bread with yogurt and coconut milk - it makes the bread so much lighter and better! I'm playing around right now with leaving the butter out! So far I've been happy with all my results. I just make sure I have more of the milk and yogurt.

  3. HI Sherri, that sounds really good and I LOVE the lemon flavor too.
    Have a great day :-)

  4. Hi Sherri. It's great that everyone puts their own twist on this coconut bread. Last time I made it with the egg beaters too. I always use the fresh lemon juice, but I leave out the lemon extract. I used sour cream last time instead of the cream cheese. I will try your version though as a comparison. Always room for improvement! Big coconut bread hugs from me to you!

  5. Hi Sherri - Just spent a LOT of time reading your blog from when you started it. Thanks for the inspiration! I have lost 40 pounds on the BFC, but got stuck and tired of losing so slow so haven't really stuck to it the last 6 months. The good news is that I didn't gain weight back so I am ready to start again to lose my last 40 pounds. Blogs like yours really help! Kari

  6. Thanks girls for all the great comments & welcome Kari! ITs so great to welcome new people to our blogging group! Be sure to comment so we know you visited. Best of luck in 2012 in losing that last 40#. I have 28 more to go and it feels like Im pulling teeth! Arrgh! But I am NOT giving up!!!! :)

  7. Welcome, Kari! 40lbs. in 2012!!! :) You've got a great group of gals here ready and willing to support you.