I love “breakfast” breads. The loafs that are so sweet that can be just as easily be eaten for dessert. First they are a great snack or on the go breakfast for my kiddos. Second they hold up for a while provided you wrap them in plastic. They never last longer then a day here.
You will need 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), 3 cups of flour, 1 tbs baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1tsp vanilla, 1 lemon zested, 1 1/2 cups unsweetened “lite” coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut.
First we need to toast the coconut in order to make it more fluffy and tasty. Preheat oven to 350 F, spread the coconut of the cookie sheet and toast for about 10 minutes mixing it often or else it will cook unevenly and ever BURN… yes BURN.
While the oven is doing its job swift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
This is what the coconut will look like when it is nice and toasted.
In a large bowl add two eggs and whisk them.
all done. Melt the stick of butter.
Pour the butter into the eggs.
in goes vanilla
mix it all nicely together.
add coconut milk
Whisk well together trying not to eat it all. Oh it smells so good like the tropical beach.
Add the milk/egg mixture to the flour.
stir it around a bit
in goes the toasted coconut
and a sweet hand of a toddler… it is a hard ingredient to come by but hopefully you can find some soon. It really makes a huge difference.
Caught red handed… by the way are toddlers allowed to eat uncooked eggs? Oh well it hasn’t killed him yet.
Pour the batter into a 9×5 inch greesed pan. Bake in 375 F oven for 1 15 min or until the wooden pick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Cool before serving.
Don’t touch. You know you can do it. It will only take about 20 minutes. Go read a book, take a shower but do not get into a staring contest with the cake. You will always always loose.
Now dust it with a bit of powdered sugar.
Dig in. You can serve it with your favorite tropical jam like Mango, Pineapple or Guava. Me I am all Cherry or Chocolate (nutella). Yeah I really do not think this loaf of bread is going to last till tomorrow. It will be tough for it to make it till dinner.