Monday, January 5, 2009

Cuckcoo for Coconut

I love coconut more than life itself. Okay, maybe not that much. But if I was stranded on a deserted island and could only have one fruit, I'd pick coconut. Lucky for me, coconuts just so happen to grow on deserted islands.

When I saw Lucious Coconut Bread on Krys' Two Vegan Boys blog a while back, I asked Krys for the recipe. She copied it from VegWeb and e-mailed it to me and I put it aside for a future breakfast treat.

Check out the cool vintage snack tin with cracker, potato chip, and pretzel flowers in the background. My mom got it for me for Xmas!

I finally made it last night and it is so super good. The coconut is toasted in a skillet before adding it to the batter, so it has that special magic that only toasted coconut can have. You can find the recipe here, but I subbed whole wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose and added a 1/2 tsp. of coconut extract.

Now I'm just a little sad cause tomorrow is Raw Food Day, which means I don't get to eat any coconut bread tomorrow. Of course, I'll consume the rest every other day this week ... just not tomorrow.

Also tester friends, the new recipes are up for this week! Happy Testing!

19 comments:

shelby said...

I'm not too big on coconut...but maybe thats just because I'm scared of the fat. Good fats, Shelby..Good fats! haha The bread really looks delicious though.

Eek, a raw day in winter! I wish I could but I'm just too cold.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Can't have bread tomorrow, didya say? No worries-- just pass it to me!

VeggieGirl said...

LOOOOOVE coconut!!!

jessy said...

saw the new tester recipes this morning and i can't wait! already made out my grocery list for next week and we're gonna try everything. i can't wait!

coconut = the shiznit! i love it so much! totally gonna have to try out the recipe & use your substitutions, too. whole wheat is awesome - i love that you use it, too! hooray for some whole grain goodness!

i can't wait to see what raw deliciousness you're enjoying today, Bianca! looking forward to the post! w00t!

pixiepine said...

Heehee! I used to have that cracker tin in pink! It's somewhere in la la land from one of my many moves.

Lauren said...

haha i'm TOTALLY with you on the love for coconut...i can eat the shredded stuff right outta the bag... but i try to contain myself.. ;)

the coconut bread looks amazing though.. soo amazing. i need to try it.
have a good raw food day! :)

twoveganboys said...

Yes, the bread is awesome. And the smell of toasted coconut is heavenly. Such goodness.

Melody Polakow said...

Yum! Have you ever tried making raw macaroons? I haven't, but I've made a raw coconut lime cookie that turned out spectacular..

urban vegan said...

I'm a cocoholic, too. Happy NY!

River said...

Coconut!! Coconut!! Sorry, I kind of can't control myself around coconut.

Your vintage snack tin is so cute! Vintage stuff rocks!

YAY! More test recipes!

Joanie Simon said...

Loves the tin. So fun, and all the good stuff you could put in there. Yeah for Moms.

Kiersten said...

I never tried coconut bread before, and I am kicking myself in the ass for it. I love coconut.

Gina said...

I love coconut also, and those sound awesome!! My (first!) raw food day is today, but I will have to try these soon, yummy.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that bread looks good, i'm a sucker for anything retro, and i'm geared up to test this weekend! bring it on!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

i'm not a big coconut fan but coconut bread sounds pretty good. Hope your raw day goes by quickly so you can get back to your treats!

Anu said...

Thanks Bianca so much for the Coconut Bread recipe link.I tried it right away and it was indeed heavenly.Loved it.I live in India and since coconuts are available fresh here at a very decent cost, I used fresh grated coconut and toasted it for the bread.My family is vegetarian(my husband vegan, my son and myself occassional non-vegans!)I love the blogs you post and have learnt a lot about vegan cooking.Especially the baking part.

Thanks again.

shellyfish said...

Krys always makes the the best stuff! I just love coconut! Need to try that!

T said...

Oh boy do those look fantastic. I too am a coconut fiend... nothing calls to me like a slice of coconut cake and some soymilk, yum!

federal vegan (kate) said...

You've totally inspired me, I'm going to bake this tonight! Thanks!