A loaf of sweet bread is a great way to start the morning in our house. This sweet Carrot Coconut Bread is loaded with veggies making it acceptable to eat "carrot cake" for breakfast.
This Loaded Carrot Cake is one of my all time favorite desserts. I just don't make it very often. Actually, it is usually the one dessert that I order when we go out to eat.
I think the reason I do not make it very often is because I would eat it ALL tiny sliver by sliver. And that's never good when you are trying to be good and to eat healthy.
So what did I do instead? I made a loaf of carrot bread with lots of carrots and coconut added in. I feel better eating this sweet bread for breakfast because it's technically a healthy carrot bread because of all the orange veggies in it. Right? Wink, wink!
Of course, I added a layer of cream cheese frosting to the top of the carrot bread, so I guess some people (like my hubby) would call it a cake.
But since I made it in a loaf pan, I'm sticking with calling this bread AND eating it for breakfast. It's the little things that make me happy.
Also, if anyone was wondering this Carrot Coconut Bread recipe also works great in different pans. I made this Carrot Bundt Cake with the same recipe, only that time I added nuts and raisins to the batter.
Of course, with all the coconut inside and outside, no one else in my house is going to touch this Carrot Coconut Bread. That could be a good or bad thing. I'll let you know when I finish it all off.
I actually made this sweet bread a few years ago and had forgotten how delicious it was. I also had forgotten how bad my photography skills were back then.
Seriously? What was I thinking when I threw chocolate chips on top of this breakfast loaf? Toasted coconut is a much better addition to this easy breakfast loaf.
Years of making recipes sure gives you a different perspective and eye for food!!! It was time to refresh these pictures. Plus, I had an extreme desire to have "bread" for breakfast this week.
How to make Carrot Coconut Bread:
Preheat your oven and spray your loaf pan with nonstick spray to keep the bread from sticking later.
Mix together the oil and sugars until they look like wet sand. Add the eggs, extract, and sour cream and beat it until it is creamy.
Stir in the flour, spices, and baking soda and powder gently.
Add the coconut and shredded carrots to the batter. Make sure you do not use the pre-shredded carrots because they do not provide enough moisture for baked goods.
Spoon into the loaf pan and bake. Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before flipping it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Make sure to flip the bread back over while it cools so it doesn't split or break apart.
Spread cream cheese frosting on top of the cooled carrot bread and top with toasted coconut.
More sweet bread recipes that you might like:
This Almond Joy Banana Bread is loaded with lots of chocolate, almonds, and coconut. Such a fun way to use up those ripe bananas on the counter.
This Pineapple Zucchini Bread has a delicious tropical twist. It is another great way to use up all those green veggies from the garden that have started to take over!
Cranberry Orange Bread is sweet, gorgeous, and perfect for giving! Made with lots of orange zest, melted butter, and fresh cranberries.
A slice of warm Sour Cream Banana Bread and a hot cup of coffee is a great way to start out any morning.
Frosted Orange Poppy Seed Bread is a delectable twist on the classic. Perfect for summer brunches!
(original photo from November 2011)
*The post for Carrot Coconut Bread was first published on November 28, 2011. The photos and recipe has been updated and republished on April 18, 2019.
i love these bread! so pretty and looks like so jam packed with flavor.
thanks for posting! love you and your blog
Tiffany @ Eat at Home
That looks fantastic. Love carrot cake so I know this would be wonderful.
made this today (no glaze) and loved it. Feel good about giving this to the kiddos after school. Next time I may add some pineapple, too. Found your blog after seeing the oreo/pumpkin cheesecakes on Pinterest. I made those for Thanksgiving and they were a hit. Looking forward to seeing what you have in the future!!
I love carrots & coconuts and now they are together in a beautiful bread. Yummy ...
This bread looks so tasty! I love how much stuff it's packed with. A quick question - what do the asterisks mean?
That bread looks so dense and moist. I cannot wait to try it.
That sounds delicious! Hooray for our SRC group!
I love the thought of coconut and carrot together! Your cake looks so moist and delicious. 🙂
I'm glad you liked it!
I don't know when, but you have convinced me that I *will* be baking this ... sounds amazing! Love your recipes 🙂 Happy Holiday season ... and Merry Christmas!
Carrot cake in bread form? With coconut? Hellooo.
It looks so moise and delightful
What a fun recipe! Adding this to my "must make" list.
Heather - Farmgirl Gourmet
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Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño
This looks amazing and what a fabulous combination for bread. Yummy! I will have to look around at what other goodies you have on you blog.
Carrot and coconut in a cake? It's got to be amazing! 😀
The Answer Is Chocolate
YUMMY! Love coconut bread so adding carrots just makes it healthier right?!
Yum,this looks fantastic Jocelyn! Love carrot and coconut, what better then to make bread! Mmmmm!
That bread looks amazing, and with all those delicious flavors in there, I bet it was!!
That looks so moist! I'm drooling over here 🙂
Stopping by from SRC
Oh wow! That looks amazing! What a fantastic combination of flavors! Great pic!