Pan de Coco (Coconut Bread)   Leave a comment

Belizeans include coconuts in everything they cook and bake.  So, having a bread made of coconut is no exception.  Actually, coconut bread is my absolute favorite bread.  It is not only delicious but very easy to make.  In some Latin countries it is also called Pan de Coco.  Here’s a recipe:

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. grated nutmeg
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups sweetened or unsweetened flaked coconut
2 eggs
1 cup coconut milk or evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla or coconut extract
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.

In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon. (Dry Ingredients)
In another bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla or coconut extract, coconut oil & coconut milk. (Wet Ingredients)
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together to combine.
Fold in flaked coconut then pour in loaf pan and bake for 50-60 mins.

Serve warm or cold 3-6 people.

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Posted October 4, 2011 by belizecuisine in Breakfast, Sides

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