Coconut Flour Bread Recipe

AuthorSteve Nubie
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Coconut flour is gluten free and this bread has a surprising texture and sweetness for a gluten free recipe.  It also uses flakes of coconut to add texture to the bread and as a crispy topping.  The surprising thing about coconut flour is the small amount that’s needed to make this bread.  Coconut flour expands significantly when it comes in contact with any liquid so a little goes a long way.

This recipe for coconut bread also falls in the category of a cake or batter bread.  There is no yeast and the bread rises in the bread machine.  The coconut topping is added at the end of the kneading cycle and before the baking cycle begins. The ideal setting is either a cake bread or batter bread setting because this type of bread does not require a rising cycle that is so common with typical yeast breads. 

If your bread machine does not have a cake bread or batter bread setting you can use the standard dough setting but pour out the bread batter before the rising cycle begins in a buttered bread pan.  Top the batter with the flaked coconut and you’ll then finish baking the bread in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife or wooden skewer emerges from the center of the loaf dry. If it's wet, give the bread another 10 minutes of baking time and retest.  You’ll also want the bread to rest for 10 minutes either in the bread machine bread pan or the baking pan you used in the oven.  When the 10 minutes are up, remove to a cooling rack or cutting board for another 5 minutes and then slice and serve.

INGREDIENTS:
 6 eggs at room temperature
 ½ cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil
 1 tablespoon of honey
 ½ teaspoon of salt
 1 tablespoon of baking powder
 ¾ cup of coconut flour
 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour (optional but it will make for a lighter loaf)
 ½ cup of grated coconut plus a ¼ cup in reserve for topping
DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the ingredients section and select the cake or batter bread course for a 1-pound loaf and medium crust. When the kneading cycle is complete top with the remaining quarter cup of coconut flakes before the baking cycle begins. When done, remove the bread pan from the machine and let the bread rest in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan for an additional 5-minute rest on a wire rack or cutting board. Slice and serve

2

If finishing in the oven, put the ingredients into the bread machine pan in the order indicated and select either the cookie dough, pizza dough or pasta dough setting to mix and knead the batter. If your machine only has a basic dough setting that’s fine, but pour out the batter before the rising cycle begins in a buttered, glass bread pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3

Regardless of the method, test the center or the loaf with a knife or wooden skewer to make sure the center of the loaf is sufficiently baked. If the knife or skewer emerge wet, bake for another 10 minutes until they emerge dry and let rest for the standard 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 6 eggs at room temperature
 ½ cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil
 1 tablespoon of honey
 ½ teaspoon of salt
 1 tablespoon of baking powder
 ¾ cup of coconut flour
 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour (optional but it will make for a lighter loaf)
 ½ cup of grated coconut plus a ¼ cup in reserve for topping

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the ingredients section and select the cake or batter bread course for a 1-pound loaf and medium crust. When the kneading cycle is complete top with the remaining quarter cup of coconut flakes before the baking cycle begins. When done, remove the bread pan from the machine and let the bread rest in pan for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan for an additional 5-minute rest on a wire rack or cutting board. Slice and serve

2

If finishing in the oven, put the ingredients into the bread machine pan in the order indicated and select either the cookie dough, pizza dough or pasta dough setting to mix and knead the batter. If your machine only has a basic dough setting that’s fine, but pour out the batter before the rising cycle begins in a buttered, glass bread pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3

Regardless of the method, test the center or the loaf with a knife or wooden skewer to make sure the center of the loaf is sufficiently baked. If the knife or skewer emerge wet, bake for another 10 minutes until they emerge dry and let rest for the standard 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Coconut Flour Bread Recipe

Steve Nubie

Steve Nubie has been writing professionally for 38 years. He is a Chef and has traveled across Asia and Europe studying language, culture and cuisine. He instructs culinary classes in the Culinary School at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has written extensively on cuisine, cooking, diet and nutrition. He is a published author of 10 books including a cookbook and continues to write on subjects related to culinary trends.

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4 Comments
  1. Reply
    David September 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Steve is the sweet setting the same as cake on the Breville BBM800XL?

    • Reply
      Admin October 17, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Hi David,

      Yes, sweet breads are sometimes referred to as cake breads and in some instances are referred to as batter breads. The setting language varies unfortunately but you should be okay using the sweet setting for a cake bread.

  2. Reply
    Gerrie March 27, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Did you use fresh grated coconut or was it the dry flour?

    • Reply
      Steve Nubie March 29, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Hi, you can use either fresh-grated coconut or the coconut flour. I prefer the fresh grated coconut or you can split the difference.

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