Best Vegan Coconut Bread or Muffins & Custom Recipes

Dec 9, 2013

One friend wanted a coconut bread recipe.

Another wanted a dairy-free coconut “dessert thing.”

Oldest son, now 14 and able to devour entire continents of food daily, especially post-soccer, pleaded for “a giant coconut thing filled with coconut topped with more coconut.”

And my old friend, Cris, came to visit from her goat farm Central Mexico and brought with her…freshly grated coconut (vacuum-sealed).

Done deal.

Except I was not about to make so many different coconut breads. So I created this recipe which satisfied them all. If you plan on serving this as a dessert, you might think about making whipped cream on top (and if you have leftover coconut milk from this recipe, you could add a splash to the whipped cream , folding it in post-whip, so you have a super coconut concoction). Or you can serve this with coconut rice and steamed veggies. Or have it with tea.

Best Vegan Coconut Bread or Muffins

If you are making muffins, keep the time to about 18 minutes or when tester is nearly clean and tops are browning. But the skillet is the way to go if you have one (and if you don't, look for them at yard sales - they are easy to reseason and get better with age The coconut flour makes this fairly high in protein and binds without eggs..

2 tsp coconut oil for pan

1/3 C unsweetened applesauce

1 banana, mashed

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup olive oil

3/4 cup light coconut milk (you could also use any other non-dairy milk)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup coconut flour

1 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 brown sugar

1 heaping cup shredded coconut (sweetened or not, up to you)

1/4-1/2 cup large unsweetened flakes for top

Heat oven to 350. Grease skillet with coconut oil. Mix all other ingredients (saving large flakes for top), stirring only enough to combine. Scoop into skillet, spreading a little so layer is even. Sprinkle large flakes on top. Bake about 50-60 minutes until browning on top and cooked through.