I can't believe Day 5 has arrived. Thank you for joining me as I shared a week's worth of zucchini bread recipes. To close out the week, I saved the best for last - this Coconut Zucchini Bread is crazy good and I can't be trusted not to eat the entire loaf. For those who like the flavor of coconut, but not the texture, fear not - the coconut is finely ground so you won't detect any stringy bits. To see other zucchini bread recipes, click on the links below:
Coconut Zucchini Bread
makes one 8x4-inch loaf
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted and finely ground
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini
2 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, finely ground
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
dusting of confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
Prepare an 8x4-inch loaf pan by coating with oil/flour baking spray.
In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, stirring constantly, until golden brown and fragrant.
Cool coconut and grind in a food processor, blender, or spice grinder.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the toasted coconut, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.
In a larger mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, brown sugar, and zucchini.
Stir in reserved dry ingredients and pour into prepared loaf pans.
In a small bowl, combine the ingredient for the topping and sprinkle evenly over the loaf.
Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10-15 minutes, remove from pan and place on cooling rack.
Cool completely before dusting with confectioner's sugar. Store leftovers in an airtight container.