Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Coconut Sweet Bread - #BreadBakers

This coconut quick bread hails from Trinidad. It's your standard quick bread filled with shredded coconut, raisins, and mixed peel. I've avoided this quick bread because I'm not a fan of mixed peel and I've typically seen it loaded with mixed peel. However, I found the perfect cheat. Last Christmas my supermarket had coloured cho-cho (mirliton or chayote) instead of mixed peel. You get the colours without the flavour. That, I can live with. This is definitely joining the list of breads that I'll make over and over again. 

This month the Bread Bakers are making quick breads. No waiting for the yeast to rise, delicious bread in a jiffy. Be sure to scroll down for the other treats this month. Thanks for hosting, Stacy!

Coconut Sweet Bread
2 1/4 cups flour 
1 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup mixed peel 
1/4 cup raisins 
1 1/2 cups freshly shredded coconut 
1 egg 
1 cup milk (You can use coconut milk)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon almond essence


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" baking pan. 

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss in the dried fruit and ensure that they are well coated. Stir in the shredded coconut. 

In separate bowl mix egg, milk, oil, and almond. 

Pour into the flour mixture and mix gently until just combined. 

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 60 - 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. 

After 10 minutes, turn out onto a wire rack to completely cool. Allow to cool before slicing. 


#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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  1. Glad you were able to find a good substitute for the mixed peel, Kelly. That sure is pretty sliced!

  2. I adore coconut, and I've never tried it in a quick bread. Mixed peel isn't something I've ever seen in stores around here so nice to see a substitute. I'd probably sub something else myself as well. :)

  3. This sounds yum. The addition of mixed peel with coconut reminded me of a bread which we used to eat as kids. Delicious

  4. I'm not a big fan of peel myself, so this sounds like a great solution.

  5. Fabulous bake Kelster. Amalgamation of lovely flavours. We are a big fan of coconut and this recipe is bookmarked for sure!