Friday, March 24, 2017

Easy Carrot Coconut Glazed Bread


This super quick and easy Carrot Coconut bread is loaded with carrots, coconut, and walnuts with a creamy glaze and topped with toasted coconut. Perfect for breakfast and when company calls!

Easy Carrot, Coconut and Walnut quick bread
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Hey what's up doc?  Bugs Bunny would definitely be interested in today's recipe since it is loaded with fresh carrots and a bonus with lots of sweet coconut and crunchy walnuts.  So easy to make and a great recipe to have on hand for breakfast and perhaps for your Easter table.  It's also super moist and sure to disappear fast!

If you love carrot cake, then this is the bread for you.  No need to bake all the layers, make frosting, assemble it or decorate it.  This quick bread has all those flavors in a loaf pan and has an easy cream cheese glaze.  Make it, bake it and enjoy it all in about one hour.

This recipe will make one big loaf or three small ones - I opted for the three small ones since I planned on eating one myself - HA.  Well, I really didn't do that but I sure could have.  I actually wanted to keep one for us (sharing with the DIY Guy) and share the other two with friends.  It's always nice to share, right?  And none of my friends have ever turned down a treat I've given them. (And nor do I when I'm the recipient!)

It just seems like this time of year that carrots remind me of spring and Easter.  In past years, I have made carrot cake muffins and even a carrot ginger soup (this one was a great hit for the bridal shower I hosted last year).  Get your orange on!  I topped one loaf with just toasted coconut and another with toasted coconut and walnuts - the third one is naked for now.








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Easy Carrot Coconut Glazed Bread

This super quick and easy Carrot Coconut bread is loaded with carrots, coconut, and walnuts with a creamy glaze and topped with toasted coconut.  Perfect for breakfast and when company calls!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 32 MINStotal time: 47 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or vanilla)
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
  • additional walnuts for garnish if desired

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl beat the oil, brown sugar and sugar until it is mixed well
  3. Add the 2 eggs, vanilla paste and yogurt beating again until creamy
  4. Stir in by hand the carrots and coconut
  5. In a medium bowl whisk together the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour
  6. Add a small bit of flour at a time to the wet ingredients (beating on a slow speed) unless well combined
  7. Stir in walnuts
  8. Grease 3 small loaf pans and divide mixture between pans 
  9. Bake for about 30-35 minutes until a toothpick has a few crumbs left on it
  10. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes then remove
  11. Make glaze by combing the cream cheese, extract, salt, powdered sugar and milk
  12. Beat until creamy
  13. Cool loaves for about 10-15 minutes
  14. Spread with a spoon the glaze on the loaves
  15. Top with toasted coconut and walnuts if desired
  16. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator
  17. NOTE:  to make toasted coconut heat a small saute pan on medium heat and add coconut.  Stir occasionally until the coconut is browned (watch so it doesn't burn)
Recipe adapted from and inspired by:  Inside Bru Crew Life
Created using The Recipes Generator

My naked loaf.




Quick and Easy Carrot, Coconut and Walnut Bread

10 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks delicious. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  3. will totally make this! thanks (on totally terrific link today but no where close to you - just caught my eye!)

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  4. Your carrot and coconut bread looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Brag About It. Pinning.

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  5. Oh Yum!Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

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  6. Greate Dish I love cooking and food.
    Very tasty and delicious recipes….

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  7. Greate Dish I love cooking and food.
    Very tasty and delicious recipes….

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  8. Greate Dish I love cooking and food.
    Very tasty and delicious recipes….

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  9. All of my favorite flavors all rolled into one bread!!?? Amazing - I am SO going to make this! Thanks for sharing it!

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  10. This bread was deliciouslying delicious. It was a hit with my neighbors. It was easy to make and a hit like cake. I'll making it again.

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