Vegan Coconut Bread

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Vegan Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread with lots of coconut flakes and coconut milk for a delicious authentic coconut flavor. This recipe is also gluten-free. 

Vegan Coconut Bread

Wanting to make a coconut bread recipe for my website for quite a while now.

I grew up enjoying a coconut sweet bread recipe called Toto, that is a dense coconut bread with cinnamon and nutmeg flavors, and sometimes added raisins.

I love making quick bread recipes, I find them easy to make and they come together quickly, like my Strawberry Banana Bread, Vegan Mango Bread, and Pineapple And Blueberry Bread

Vegan Coconut Bread

This coconut bread recipe is very moist, more like a cake. We decided to leave out the raisins and I didn't add traditional spices, wanting the coconut flavor to shine.

I decided not to add a glaze to my bread, it was sweet enough, very flavorful, and it was one less step to do.

If you decide to prepare a glaze you can easily mix 1 tablespoon of coconut milk with 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Drizzle coconut glaze over the coconut bread. 

To prepare your own powdered sugar, add organic cane sugar to the bowl of a high-speed blender. Cover blender and process until sugar transforms into a powder. 

Ingredients for vegan coconut bread

How Do You Make Coconut Bread?

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix brown rice flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, ground flaxseeds, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. 
  4. Stir the coconut milk mixture into the flours and stir until batter is creamy. Fold the coconut flakes into the batter.
  5. Scoop batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Transfer loaf pan to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove coconut bread from the pan and place it on the wire rack to completely cool. 

Pro Tip For Gluten-Free Baking

  1. Allow coconut bread to cool completely before slicing. 
  2. Avoid over mixing the batter because there is no gluten that needs to be developed like a traditional batter.
  3. Soy, almond, or other nut milk can be substituted for coconut milk.
  4. Try to follow the recipe as written at least for the first time before you substitute ingredients, it is not as easy as traditional recipes. For example, swapping cassava flour or coconut flour for wheat flour can ruin your recipe.

Does Coconut Bread Need To Be Refrigerated?

If you consume the coconut bread within 2-3 days it is fine, after that it needs to be refrigerated in an airtight container.

Here are more of my favorite  Bread Recipes:

Vegan coconut bread, cut into slices on a white platter on a white marbled background

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Nutrition

Energy:
334 kcal / 1396 kJ
Fat:
23 g
Protein:
4 g
Carbs:
29 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
1 h
Ready in:
1 h 10 min
For:
10 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix brown rice flour, almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, ground flaxseeds, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. 
  4. Stir the coconut milk mixture into the flours and stir until batter is creamy. Fold the coconut flakes into the batter.
  5. Scoop batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  6. Transfer loaf pan to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove coconut bread from the pan and place on the wire rack to completely cool. 

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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20 Comments
  1. Marsha
    January 29, 2020

    Hello,
    I would love to try your recipe because it looks so tasty! Can I substitute brown rice flour for oak flour, and coconut sugar for cane sugar?

  2. Delmonte Gill
    January 17, 2020

    Hi, can I use regular ground flax instead of golden?

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      January 17, 2020

      Yes you can, your coconut bread will just show the look of the ground flaxseeds but it will taste the same.

  3. Simmy
    January 14, 2020

    Hello, are there any alternatives for the flaxseed?

  4. Kimberly Mitchell
    January 12, 2020

    Oh my goodness. I tried this recipe for the first time and I followed the directions to a T. My house smelled so good and I could hardly wait for it to come out of the oven and cool off. I just had my first piece and my husband and I are addicted. Thank you so much.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      January 12, 2020

      Kimberly, I’m so happy that you and your husband enjoyed it. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback.

  5. Ursula
    January 5, 2020

    Hello Michelle, this recipe looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it! Since I’m not gluten-free (and currently only have regular wheat flour in my pantry), I wanted to ask if you think I could substitute that for the rice flour, keeping everything the same. Thankfully I do have some almond flour on reserve :) Thank you!

    • Ursula
      January 5, 2020

      I meant everything else the same :) thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      January 7, 2020

      Ursula, I believe that it will work but I only tried it with gluten-free flour. Let us know your outcome, the main thing is to keep an eye on it and make sure the center bakes well.

  6. Neecey
    November 26, 2019

    Hello, I am going to try this recipe for thanksgiving. May I substitute coconut sugar for cane sugar?

  7. Sandy
    July 16, 2019

    This is my first time commenting so I must tell you that I am just loving your recipes since I found your site this year! I have tried about a dozen of them so far! You and I are on first name basis, lol.. Do you think I can use coconut flour instead of the brown rice flour?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 16, 2019

      Nice meeting you Sandy, thank you very much for your kind words. I am so happy you are enjoying my recipes. Sandy, I have to confess that I have a 5-pound bag of coconut flour sitting in my pantry for a very long time. I rarely use coconut flour, since it responds so differently in baked goods compared to oat flour, sorghum or rice. I keep telling myself that I need to utilize it. So I really don’t know if you will get favorable results with it, if you happen to try it, please let us know if it worked.

      • Sandy
        July 18, 2019

        Yes, I am enjoying them truly… so I am SDA (plant based), of Jamaican descent and gluten free so Im just feeling like your website is tailor made for me! :)
        I really wanted to make this coconut bread but I did not have any brown rice flour left so I used 1 cup of gluten free flour and 1/2 cup of coconut flour instead, it was great! However, I will have to try it again when I get brown rice flour. I realize it acts differently so I decided to try it with a mostly mix of gluten free flour. I am pretty new to baking, especially with various flours so I am trying things out… Thanks for your timely response! Btw, I purchased your recipe book and its great as well! I have been sharing your site with other homeschool mommies I come in contact with.

        • Michelle Blackwood
          July 18, 2019

          Thank you Sandy for your support, we have so much in common. So amazing, I’m so happy for God’s leading! I am a third-generation SDA, Jamaican, gluten-free vegan, and a homeschool mom. Thank you very much for sharing my site, many blessings to you and your family.

          • Sandy
            August 20, 2019

            I didn’t get the notification that you responded. Thankfully I am BACK to make this recipe for the third time and saw your response! Maybe one day our paths will cross! It is very easy to share your site, such a wonderful blessing.
            Third generation, beautiful, another thing in common, so am I! Although the scales are really just falling off my eyes and the Lord is redeeming the time with me. May God grant you all the blessings of true education as you seek a well ordered well disciplined family. You have certainly helped me on that journey by your recipes!

  8. Trina
    July 10, 2019

    Can I substitute Almond Milk for the Coconut Milk?