Monday, November 15, 2010

Luau Bread

Once a week my youngest daughter and I make a bread.
Whether it be banana, blueberry, lemon, the list goes on.
It has become a great tradition for her and I. Love through
food. This bread has a ton of coconut flavor, almost like a
coconut macaroon in bread form... YUM. This recipe
makes two, so share one and have one for yourself. Perfect
for the holidays to hand out. I like to eat mine with pineapple
cream cheese. Enjoy!

Luau Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons of coconut extract
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of shredded coconut

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2) Grease and flour 2 loaf pans
3) Do not use a mixer for this recipe
4) Use a spoon or spatula & stir by hand
5) In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder
baking soda and salt. Mix well.
6) In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, beaten eggs,
and coconut extract. Mix well.
7) Alternately add flour mixture & buttermilk to sugar
mixture & stir until moist.
8) Stir in shredded coconut.
9) Pour batter into the two prepared loaf pans. Bake 1 hour.


  1. How fun! And memories you two will always cherish!

  2. Yum! Stop by an enter my chic pretties giveaway for your daughter.

  3. What a fun tradition to start with your sweet girl! This bread sounds delish and would make a great addition at the holidays! Have a great start to your week...

  4. I love coconut - I think it is one of my very favorite things!

    AND.... what a sweet tradition with your daughter. I have 3 daughters and they always enjoy what I cook and they do help on occasion.

    Thanks for sharing! I want to make this soon... but I will eat it all. Like you said - I will have to share!


  5. What a good way to spend time together. Do you eat a bunch when it is nice and warm from the oven too? That's what I did when my daughter and I made banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting this weekend...yum :)

  6. What a good momma you are. Traditions are so important. MISS talking to you friend!

  7. Please do come on over and you can bring the bread! :) YUM!! What a great little tradition with you daughter!

  8. What a great tradition with your daughter...something she'll always remember! The bread sounds FAN-tastic!

  9. Creating memories....awesome!

    Pineapple cream cheese....that's gonna be stuck in my head. Give up the recipe. :)

  10. I was already drooling and then you added that pineapple cream cheese in there!?! Holy cow. Yumminess. Thanks for sharing all your goodness.

  11. There is something special about baking together..It adds a neat ingredient:))

    Looks yummy...I like the idea of the cream cheese and pineapple:))

  12. Thanks for the recipe! I love baking bread too(: That's a good tradition to have!

  13. Wow, this looks absolutely amazing! I love love love me some bread. Any kind.
    I love how you and your daughter have this tradition. This is something she will remember forever and pass down to her kids. I think that is awesome!
    Happy week!

  14. Pineapple cream cheese....yum, how am I going to avoide gaining weight over the holidays????

  15. My son is my special little helper in the kitchen and we are going to have to try this one! Coconut Macaroon's are one of my all-time favorite cookies so I know I will love this bread!

  16. nice to meet you, you've got a great blog! this looks so good, i love coconut in bread.

  17. Love its name and that it has coconut in it - AWESOME. I'm on a coconut kick right now!

  18. looks great !!! i love that you and your daughter bake together...

    i have been blogging since july 2009 and have never met anyone from southern cal. i always thought that was so strange.

    oh, and can you send me a Target anonymous application....


  19. Hi Val! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog! I'm glad it lead to yours ;) I have some serious looking around to do here!

    I love traditions like these. Your daughter will remember them fondly. The cake sounds delicious too!


  20. Yum! Didn't know you were a neighbor! :) this time I'll be right over to your place! ;)

  21. Now this sounds delish! I love anything with tropical flavours!

  22. This bread sounds simply divine...I love your presentation and really wish I could give this a try.

  23. This looks really nice. I'm always looking for recipes that use buttermilk, so I'll hold onto this one!

  24. What a fun tradition... and as she grows up, she will have a wild list of bread to make. I love that. Just found your blog :) I'm from NorCal!

  25. i love that you have this tradition! what a fun thing to do with your daughter! looks yummers!

  26. I made this bread and I love it. I loved it with pineapple cream cheese and just by itself. I did mention it on my blog - gave you credit and sending new friends your way.

    Thanks again! Have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!


  27. Aww Susan, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Makes me happy. It's amazing with the pineapple cream cheese.

  28. Wow Val, this is delish ... I made a loaf for me and to take to my sister tomorrow. Mine will be gone by morning. Your right, it does taste like a macaroon in bread form! Yumminess!

  29. Michele, I'm so stoked you made this. It's so tasty. I hope you sister enjoyed it as well.


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