Gluten Free Coconut Bread | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

This is a really delicious quick bread for those who are interested in dairy and gluten-free and low-carbohydrates diets. The bread is moist and light and easy to make. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup or some homemade mango jam.

  • 240 g Desicated coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • 4 Small eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 30 g Maple syrup
  1. Grind the desicated coconut into flour-like consistency. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape the seeds with a spoon or pairing knife.
  2. Line an 8x4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to150C/300F.
  3. Whisk together the coconut flour and baking powder. Beat the eggs, egg whites, vanilla seeds and maple syrup until light and fluffy. Fold in coconut mixture until well combined.
  4. Bake the bread in the middle of hot oven for about 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. | © 2013 |


Kitcheninspirations 4/4/13 18:43

What a great idea Angie, coconut bread sounds so decadent, but I bet it's not bad for you. I love the taste of coconut and can imagine how delightful this would be toasted.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/4/13 19:02

Delicious! This moist bread must taste wonderful.



Angela Darroch 4/4/13 19:04

You always have such lovely and original ideas. Great recipe

Rita Bose 4/4/13 19:09

Bread looks fantastic, as usual!! :)

Nisa Homey 4/4/13 20:57

Amazing bread as always, but one question, do you think I can make these with fresh coconut and with fresh coconut milk instead of maple syrup since I live in the land of coconuts-Kerala...any suggestions?? and yes I am pinning this amazing and flavorful bread...

Bread and Companatico 4/4/13 21:29

amazing that this gluten-free bread can look so good and can be done with so simple ingredients that everyone has at hand in the kitchen.

Abbe Odenwalder 4/4/13 22:22

Angie, I've never seen anything like this. It sounds great and I think the maple must give it incredible flavor!

Mr. & Mrs. P 4/4/13 22:58

We have a couple friends that have gluten allergies.. Sharing this with them. They would love it..

Mr. & Mrs. P

Anonymous 4/4/13 23:43

I could totally see making this into french toast...omg!!! Yum!!

OohLookBel 5/4/13 00:46

I'm definitely interested in gluten-free at the moment, and this bread looks ideal. So moist and golden, too.

Shabitha Karthikeyan 5/4/13 02:00

Looks too good. Coconut in bread is always my favorite.

Jeannie Tay 5/4/13 02:15

This bread peeked my curiousity! I have never baked a cake using just coconut flour! I have to pin this to try:)

Mich Piece of Cake 5/4/13 03:26

This looks so easy and has so few ingredients, which are easy to find. I can certainly make this.

Lite Home Bake 5/4/13 03:42

Very creative, Angie. Nice soft texture.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 5/4/13 04:27

I love coconut and this looks delicious, Angie!

wenn 5/4/13 04:28

looks yummy! I love it!

Belinda 5/4/13 05:08

Gluten free? I'm sold!!

The Yum List 5/4/13 06:40

Mmm... coconut gives such a lovely texture.

Ah Tze @ Awayofmind 5/4/13 08:06

This bread is interesting, using coconut flour!

Esther Lau 5/4/13 09:12

Angie, the texture of the bread looks soft, light and "neat" :) Beautiful!!!!

kitchen flavours 5/4/13 09:15

Delightful bread! I love baking with coconuts, and this is pinned!

Lenia 5/4/13 10:59

What a great loaf!Very easy recipe and healthy as always!I am gonn give it a try!Kisses,dear!

Anonymous 5/4/13 11:19

Angie, this would be perfect for my little nephew who is gluten intolerant.
:-) Mandy

Munatycooking 5/4/13 12:21

OMG! So moist and I'm sure the smell is heavenly. Really Angie, you're amazing :)

Vicki Bensinger 5/4/13 13:45

It never occurred to me to grind coconut into flour. Brilliant idea and although that type of coconut tends to taste dryer I'm sure it still adds some moisture to the bread. I love coconut so this right up my alley and it sounds so simple - even better. Thanks for sharing.

Finla 5/4/13 14:46

Looks beautiful. I love anything with coconut but my daughter seems to dislik coconut in bakings.

Priya Suresh 5/4/13 15:20

Love to have a huge slice of this fabulous bread.

Angie Schneider 5/4/13 16:52

@Nisa Homey I am sure that you can use fresh coconut, but you might have to adjust the quantity of eggs. Syrup can be substituted with milk or left out if you didn't want the sweet touch.

Pam 5/4/13 17:07

I love coconut - this bread looks pretty & delicious.

Koko 5/4/13 18:05

Mmmmmm! Coconut is my absolute favourite...Ive never had it in bread though!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 5/4/13 19:28

I've been wanting to try baking with coconut flour. This definitely looks doable!

Anonymous 5/4/13 21:54

Love this! and mmm and serving with mango jam sounds even better!

Guru Uru 5/4/13 22:03

What lovely and crumby bread :)

Choc Chip Uru

Liz Berg 5/4/13 23:27

Oh, I love all things coconut...and your bread looks terrific, Angie!

Daniela Grimburg 6/4/13 03:52

This looks amazing! Very creative recipe, I love the coconut flavor.
The picture are so pretty, specially the one with the vanilla bean:)

Marcellina 6/4/13 07:25

What simple but delicious looking bread! I always thought it was hard and expensive to bake gluten free. This disproves my thoughts! Wonderful!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 6/4/13 08:55

beautiful bake and sound healthy too.

Anne Regalado 6/4/13 09:53

This is such a wonderful bread , Angie ! Desiccated coconut instead of flour sounds really delicious :D

My Little Space 6/4/13 10:22

Such delicious bread. I especially love the smell of coconut. Simply irresistible. YUmmmm....
Enjoy your day dear.

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 6/4/13 12:37

I made coconut scones yesterday as a small experiment and it was lovely. I'm sure that your bread will be delicious as well.

Kathy 6/4/13 12:54

Oh my gosh, this bread looks and sounds delicious!! I love anything with coconut! Very interesting recipe!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 6/4/13 13:12

I bet this tastes amazing. The coconut must add fabulous flavor.

Barbara 6/4/13 13:21

My daughter's favorite breakfast, Angie. But my recipe is not gluten free and uses coconut milk and sugar. Naughty me.

Joanne 6/4/13 13:57

That is a gorgeous loaf! Can't believe it's ALL coconut!

Hema 6/4/13 17:03

Coconut and maple syrup, what a lovely combo in a bread..

Veena Theagarajan 6/4/13 17:42

this is totally new.. what a combo.. must try

Julia | 6/4/13 19:23

Impressive! This bread has the texture of real bread, and yet it has no flour and you've used coconut to replace flour! I have to start trying these gluten free recipes!

Amy Jo 6/4/13 20:58

I am wanting to make a grain-free bread soon for some jam and sunbutter spread...and this one might do the trick!

Erica 6/4/13 23:15

I loveeeee coconut bread,Angie!This recipe sounds delicious and healthy!Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Baker 6/4/13 23:20

Look amazing Angie I love your breads always look beautiful!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 7/4/13 00:00

This is a great gluten-free recipe, Angie!

Mother Rimmy 7/4/13 05:16

I've already sent this recipe to my daughter-in-law. She's our gluten free family member and a fantastic cook. She'll love this.

Dawn Yucuis 7/4/13 06:09

This sounds wonderful. I love coconut.

GEni 7/4/13 14:29

You read my mind Angie! I am going to be trying a two week GF diet to see if my headaches go away and this will be first on my list of delicious things to make so I don't feel deprived.

Roz Corieri Paige 7/4/13 14:44

Delightful! The coconut must contribute to a wonderfully moist bread! So nice to have a healthier quick bread to enjoy Angie~

What's Baking?? 7/4/13 15:23

I always enjoy your food and this is no different. Nice.

Elisabeth Foodandthrift 7/4/13 15:48

I'm with Lizzy, I love all things coconut, and your bread looks terrific and absolutely delicious, Angie!
I've been so absent from my blog for a while, and have not commented on blogs...including yours; so I'm catching up now!

Susan 7/4/13 16:40

I have so many friends that need Gluten-free and this would be a perfect baked gift to give them. Thank you for your knowledge on these different flours...I learn so much from your blog, XOXO

Debra Eliotseats 7/4/13 16:40

I have everything for this!

Rosita Vargas 7/4/13 17:05

Delicioso y lindo pan me encanta esta de lujo Angie,abrazos y abrazos.

Gourmantine 7/4/13 17:51

Beautiful bread! I make a similar version, just all savory, love that this is sweet!

Anonymous 7/4/13 20:23

we used to called it roti kelapa in indonesia,
thx for sharing this recipe angie....

Claudia 8/4/13 04:55

Hard to believe it is gluten-free. Just lovely and sweet. Now - where do I get dessicated coconut? Very intrigued.

mjskit 8/4/13 04:56

Very clever to make the flour from the coconut! What a great idea and a great recipe! Aside from making this myself, I will be sending it to a young friend of mine who is starting to cook for a gluten-free diet. She'll love this as well.

Lisa 8/4/13 06:35

I just pinned this! I cannot believe it's gluten free..the crumb is exactly like that of a moist quick bread with wheat flour. Beautiful and delicious, Angie!

kankana 8/4/13 07:00

I never baked a coconut bread and I am very keen to try it out!

Gourmet Getaway 8/4/13 13:34

A sweet coconut bread would be amazing... I love the idea of this bread yummy, thanks for sharing :)

Alida 8/4/13 14:52

I love coconut and it would be impossible to resist a bread like this! A cup of tea will go just perfectly with this!

Anonymous 8/4/13 16:34

Huge fan of coconut. Thanks for sharing!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 8/4/13 19:43

Such a beautiful bread! Looking at it, it's hard to believe it's gluten free too! Great recipe, Angie.

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 8/4/13 22:14

Wow this bread sounds like a cross between a quick cake and a macaroon. It looks so wonderful. And nothing beats a fresh vanilla bean.

Norma Chang 9/4/13 02:33

Unique and original, love the idea.

Jenn 9/4/13 03:10

I am loving this recipe... the wonderful flavor of coconut without the flakes!! :) It's a thing of beauty!!

Reeni Pisano 9/4/13 03:19

Love the ease of this recipe for such a wonderful outcome Angie! The texture looks perfect! Bet it would make some good french toast.

Lora 10/4/13 18:17

Love this flavorful quick bread. Yum.

The Duo Dishes 12/4/13 05:52

So curious about this one! We made a recipe with coconut flour and underestimated the amount of liquid/moistening agents needed to keep the dough together. Maybe a bread would be easier!

Kiran @ 15/4/13 07:53

There's something about coconut that makes me happy. So so happy!!

karin 15/5/13 03:43

I tried to make this tonight and used coconut flour instead (240 grams). It ended up being crumbs. What would the conversion be for using coconut flour?

Angie Schneider 15/5/13 06:14

@karinKarin, I assume that the coconut flour you use is very absorbent. Since I have never baked with coconut flour, so can't tell you the exact conversion. You might have to add more eggs to thin the batter out a bit if it is too dry, so the crumbs will be able to hold together.


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