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Spinach Coconut Rolls

This spinach coconut roll recipe is a twist on the classic cinnamon roll. Naturally green sweet bread dough with a coconut filling--delicious, healthy and fun!
Spinach is known as a rich source of iron. According to the USDA, spinach contains a relatively high level of iron, compared to other vegetable and meat sources.

  • 265 g All-purpose flour
  • 6 g Active dry yeast
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 140 ml Creamed spinach
    , thawed
  • 70 g Butter
  • Some egg wash (for brushing)
  1. Place all the dough ingredients, except butter, in a mixing bowl fixed with dough hook. Stir until a dough ball forms. Add in butter and knead until the dough has become smooth and elastic.
  2. Place it in a lightly greased bowl, covered and let rise in a warm place for about 60 minutes until the dough has doubled in size. Coat your finger with flour and press your finger into middle of the dough, the indentation should remain visible for a few seconds.
  3. While the dough is fermenting, you can prepare the filling. Beat the sugar and butter until light. Add in egg and coconut shreds and stir until mixed.
  4. Punch down the dough to release the gas during the proof. Divide it into 2 portion. Cover with a plastic wrapper and let rest for about 15 minutes. Roll each into a 28x15cm rectangular dough. Spread half of the filling on the top and roll up. Cut each into 7 pieces.
  5. Place them in a lightly greased 28cm round baking pan. Let rise for about 60 minutes and brush with egg mixture. Bake in a preheated 175C/350F oven for about 18-20 minutes.


Evi Erlinda 20/1/20 11:09

Indeed, it's really healthy and delicious roll!

Tanza Erlambang 20/1/20 11:42

love anything with coconut...yummy

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 20/1/20 11:57

very unique flavors together and I love them both!

Mae Travels 20/1/20 15:53

Your flavor combination really sounds delicious! Unfortunately my husband does not like spinach in most dishes, so it's not a recipe for me.

best... mae at

Arpita 20/1/20 17:17

These rolls look so fluffy n delicious. Love the flavours ��

Anca 20/1/20 17:31

Wow, these look so good. They must be delicious too.

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 20/1/20 18:20

These rolls are so fun, Angie! I love the color! I've never had spinach with coconut before, so I'm definitely need to try these! I bet they are absolutely delicious!

Pam 20/1/20 19:37

You've amaze me, another winning recipe! Love the combo of flavors, esp coconut. Great color too, Angie! Thanks!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 20/1/20 21:01

Your cuinary creativity continues with this unique and healthy bread. With the coconut, I'm sure it's delicious! Can't beat healthy plus delicious! Thanks Angie!

tigerfish 21/1/20 00:27

The lovely aroma of butter and coconut in these soft and pillowy rolls...

愛shi家庭 21/1/20 03:39

HI, great bread for anytime enjoyment with this spinach coconut roll!

Valentina 21/1/20 05:07

Another brilliant recipe. So much flavor here -- and an interesting combination, too. Just lovely! :-) ~Valentina

Rafeeda AR 21/1/20 05:47

What an interesting roll! The spinach and coconut combination is indeed intriguing... The rolls look really fluffy...

Nancy Chan 21/1/20 09:38

Looks so fluffy and nice.

savorthebest 21/1/20 17:24

Wow Angie, this looks great and it is such a unique spin on cinnamon rolls but much healthier!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/1/20 17:51

So unique and delicious looking, Angie! I can tell by your photos how soft the crumb looks too. Great idea!

Tania| My Kitchen Stories 21/1/20 23:14

Angie these look delectible. I love that you have snuck some greens into this

Jeff the Chef 22/1/20 05:24

You come up with the best combinations. The spinach makes this bread so gorgeous.

Merryn 22/1/20 10:54

This delicious and so health too. It's a pretty and delightful combination, thank you Angie.

Pam 22/1/20 17:36

Beautiful and delicious!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 22/1/20 17:43

The texture of these rolls is fabuous! I can see how tender and delicious every bite will be!!

Evelyne CulturEatz 22/1/20 18:00

I am in love with these rolls, they sound wonderful. Love your creativity!

Natalia 22/1/20 20:25

Oh yum, they look so perfect, what a creative recipe! I think I will try those☺

foodtravelandwine 22/1/20 21:14

What a great combination!.....I love the idea to incorporate coconut in a salty tasty bread!!.....I always use it in sweet dishes....Have a WONDERFUL 2020!!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Marissa 22/1/20 23:03

Love this twist on classic cinnamon rolls, Angie! And the spinach adds such a pretty color.

Deeksha 23/1/20 00:41

Flavour of coconut and nutrition of spinach in a bread... wonderful combo Angie!

Torviewtoronto 23/1/20 02:04

that is a beautiful colour too looks delicious

Julie 23/1/20 05:58

wow, that's indeed a healthy one with spinach dear..loved the addition of coconut shreds too, bookmarked to try :)

The-FoodTrotter 23/1/20 13:18

This roll is so confusing, it looks both this a dessert and a savoury pastry, it doesnt seem very sweet nor very salty! But delicious obviously :)

Juliana 23/1/20 22:51

Talking about amazing bread...using cream of spinach in bread dough is brilliant...and I love the combination of sweet and a hint of savory. Great recipe Angie...have a wonderful rest of the week!

mjskit 24/1/20 04:12

WOW! That's creative and mighty delicious! I didn't know you could buy frozen creamed spinach. Need to keep a look out for that. Wonderful rolls Angie!

Sherry's Pickings 24/1/20 05:21

spinach and coconut? wow what an interesting combo. they look so delicious tho! cheers sherry

yonosoymillenium 24/1/20 09:42

tengo que probar esta receta, que buena pinta tiene

Amy (Savory Moments) 24/1/20 14:04

Wow -- these rolls look so delicious, fun, and creative!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 24/1/20 15:44

Okay these are officially the coolest colored rolls ever!!

Balvinder 24/1/20 16:48

Its a nice twist to plain coconut rolls and the texture looks insanely good.

lisa is cooking 24/1/20 21:30

I love flecks of green in these! The rolls look so tender and delicious.

Evi Erlinda 25/1/20 05:48

Delicious rolls!
Have a great weekend, Angie!

judee 25/1/20 16:26

Wow Angie- I can only imagine how delicious those rolls are with the spinach and the coconut. Sounds amazing

2pots2cook 25/1/20 17:03

Absolutely irresistible ones Angie. Pinned !

GiGi Eats 25/1/20 20:09

Oh wow! This looks delightful - so fluffy!! The coconut shreds - could you taste them when eating? Like big hunks of them?

Kelly | Foodtasia 26/1/20 14:24

Angie, such a brilliant idea to put spinach in the dough! And the coconut filling sounds wonderful!

Marcelle 26/1/20 19:17

Wow, these look soft and fluffy, Angie! Nice twist on a roll. I'm pinning it so I can give it try soon!

Królowa Karo 26/1/20 21:28

It must be great! I love spinach and I have to taste it!

fimere 27/1/20 20:46

un pain génial j'aime bien la couleur d'épinard
bonne soirée

Noob Cook 29/1/20 05:58

I absolutely love the hint of coconut aroma in bakes. Love the touch of healthy greens (spinach) too.

Katerina Delidimou 30/1/20 09:01

I love this unusual combo of spinach AND COCONUT!

Suja Manoj 30/1/20 17:30

Delicious and fun the color and coconut flavor.

Easyfoodsmith 31/1/20 17:01

Yum! The flavors sound so good Angie. And those rolls look absolutely gorgeous.

Vicki Bensinger 1/2/20 05:33

I don’t think I’ve ever had spinach and coconut together, let alone in a roll but love both. These rolls sound so tender and flavorful.

Ana Regalado 2/2/20 06:04

Interesting combination and looks really tempting!

Iwona 8/2/20 20:49

I would like to try it :)


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