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SWEET COCONUT BREAD RECIPE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay


Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won’t be able to resist a slice!

This recipe for Sweet Coconut Bread is a lovely quick bread recipe with fantastic flavor and lovely texture. The bread itself is chock full of coconut and pecans, then topped with a sweet coconut glaze. We love it for breakfast, but it also makes a wonderful afternoon snack or after-dinner treat.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!This recipe for Coconut Sweet Bread is sponsored by Kroger and Bolthouse Farms. #BolthouseFarmsatKroger All opinions are 100% my own. 

What ingredients are in coconut bread?

Here’s what you’ll need to make our Sweet Coconut Bread~

–2 eggs

–1 cup sugar

–1/2 cup coconut oil

–1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein Milk®

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!I love using Bolthouse Farms® Plant Protein Milk® in my coconut bread because it adds a nice boost of protein and bakes just like regular milk! It’s a non-dairy plant-based milk that contains 10 grams of pea protein per serving, 10x more than almond milk! Plant Protein Milk is non-GMO, soy free and has 50% more calcium than dairy milk. Oh, and it tastes great! Several in my family can’t tolerate dairy milk, so I’ve been purchasing non-dairy milks for years. Plant protein milk is new to me, but I love the flavor and texture and can easily see this becoming a favorite of ours. I found it in the dairy section of Smith’s, our local Kroger store. Add a bottle to the grocery list!

–1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

–1/2 cup pecans, chopped

–1 tsp. coconut extract

–1 1/2 cups flour

–1/4 tsp. baking soda

–1/2 tsp. baking powder

–1/2 tsp. salt

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!How to make Sweet Coconut Bread

To make our recipe for Sweet Coconut Bread, you’ll first preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lightly spray an 8″ loaf pan with cooking spray. I like to use the non-stick spray made specifically for baked goods. It contains flour in addition to the oil, so breads and cakes don’t stick to the pan.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There’s no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don’t overmix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. This is one of my favorite tricks for baking quick bread! If you test the internal temperature, you can be assured that the inside of your bread is sufficiently baked, which means it won’t collapse as it cools! Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!How to make Coconut Glaze

To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.

Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts as a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!How do you make Healthy Coconut Sweet Bread?

It’s easy to make changes to a regular sweet bread recipe to make it healthier. Here are several ideas on how to make this bread healthier:

  • use Bolthouse Farms® Plant Protein Milk in Original flavor– less sugar and just as much protein
  • replace the 1/2 cup sugar in the bread with 1/4 cup brown sugar (brown sugar tastes sweeter, so you’ll need less!)
  • replace half of the oil with applesauce
  • use half whole wheat flour in place of entirely all-purpose flour
  • omit the glaze on top

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!Sweet Coconut Bread Recipe ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sweet Coconut Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!Step-by-Step Directions for making Sweet Coconut Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly spray an 8″ loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside
  3. Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There’s no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don’t over mix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.
  4. To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.
  5. Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

Bake mini loaves for about 30 minutes or muffins for about 12-15 minutes.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!

Sweet Coconut Bread Recipe

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won’t be able to resist a slice!

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Course: bread, Breakfast, Quick Bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: sweet coconut bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 12

Calories: 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Plant Protein milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Sweet Coconut Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Lightly spray an 8″ loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Stir together all ingredients for the bread. There’s no need to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer. Quick bread actually rises better when you don’t over mix it. Transfer batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake for 1 hour, or until internal temperature registers at 200 degrees F. Remove bread from oven and let cool in the pan while you make the glaze.

  • To make the glaze: Boil sugar, water and butter for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the coconut extract. Pour over bread while loaf is still in the pan. Top with additional coconut flakes and chopped pecans, if desired. Let cool 30 minutes.

  • Place a piece of foil or plastic wrap lightly over top of bread and overturn loaf to remove from pan. I just hold it in my hand; the foil or plastic wrap acts a barrier. Place loaf on a plate, then fully cool. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

Bake mini loaves for about 30 minutes or muffins for about 12-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1.8% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 6.1%

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!

How long does it take to bake sweet bread?

A regular 8-9″ loaf pan of sweet bread will bake in about 55-60 minutes. If you like using mini loaf pans, they take 35-40 minutes to bake. If you’d like to adapt this recipe for muffins instead, bake those for 18-20 minutes. Always check for doneness either by measuring the temperature of the bread with a meat thermometer. It should read 200 degrees F. You can also check by inserting a toothpick in the center and having it come out clean.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!Did your quick bread sink in the middle?

Here’s how to help your quick bread not sink in the middle after it’s baked. This happens to me occasionally too! Often it’s because I’ve overmixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only half full each time. As always, make sure your baking soda isn’t too old- it should only be on your shelf for 6-9 months before purchasing new.

Sweet Coconut Bread is a moist sweet bread made with milk, flour, coconut and pecans. Topped with a sweet coconut glaze, flake coconut and more pecans, you won't be able to resist a slice!Can coconut sweet bread be frozen?

I love freezing loaves of coconut bread! How you prepare sweet bread for freezing really depends on how long you intend to keep it frozen. If you just want to freeze it for a week or two, I’d wrap it in plastic wrap or foil and place the loaf in a large freezer ziplock bag. Most often, when I bake sweet bread to freeze it, I’ll bake mini loaves so that they fit in the ziplock bag easier. If you want to freeze it for 2-6 months, I’d wrap it more securely, making sure it’s airtight and wrapping it in a double layer of foil or plastic wrap, then placing it in a ziplock bag.

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CREAMY CHICKEN WILD RICE SOUP by Gordon Ramsay


Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

I absolutely love soup.  I could probably eat soup for every meal between September and March and be completely happy. I got this recipe from a friend years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorites.  It is simple, doesn’t take long to put together, and is basic enough that even my picky kids will eat it. My favorite way to eat this soup is in a bread bowl, but it’s delicious in a regular bowl too.

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

What vegetables are in Creamy Chicken Wild Rice soup?

This soup recipe calls for onions, celery and carrots, but you could definitely add more veggies or swap those out if you prefer. My kids don’t love celery but if I dice it small enough, sometimes they can’t really tell it’s in there! Mushrooms and peas are wonderful in this soup as well.

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

Time saving tips when making wild rice soup

This soup recipe is pretty simple and doesn’t take too long to make, but there are a few shortcuts that I use to speed up the process even more. Many of these time saving tips are ones that I use in a lot of different recipes that I make.

-Use a rotisserie chicken. I always grab a couple of rotisserie chickens every time I go to Costco and then pull the chickens apart and save them in freezer bags. If I know I will be using the chicken within a few days, I’ll just keep the shredded chicken in the refrigerator, but I usually freeze at least a couple of bags. I can usually get 3-4 meals out of 2 rotisserie chickens and I absolutely love the consistency and flavor of rotisserie chicken too.

-If rotisserie chicken isn’t an option, you can still keep cooked/shredded chicken in your freezer to use when you need it. There are a couple of ways to cook chicken. My favorite way to cook chicken is to bake it in the oven. Just place the chicken breasts in a 9X13 and add a little salt and pepper. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°. At this point, the chicken should fall apart and be easily shredded with two forks.

Another easy way to cook chicken is in the crock pot. Place the chicken breasts in a crock pot with a can of chicken broth and cook on low for about 5-6 hours. The chicken will fall apart very easily at this point and you can portion it out and place in freezer bags for future use.

-Use frozen veggies! I ALWAYS keep frozen chopped onions on hand. They are cheap to buy at the grocery store and you will never have to chop up an onion again! No more tears! I use a food chopper like this one to chop other vegetables – it only takes a couple of minutes to chop up all the vegetables this way. You can also chop up carrots and celery in big batches and store them in freezer bags in the freezer to use when needed.

-Use quick or instant wild rice. There are a lot of varieties of instant wild rice that can be prepared within 1-2 minutes in the microwave.

Ingredients in Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

-1/2 cup butter

-2 carrots, chopped small

-2 celery stalks (diced small)

-1 large onion, diced

-1 cup flour

-salt and pepper (to taste)

-8 cups chicken broth

-1 cup diced/shredded chicken

-1 cup half and half

-3 cups cooked wild rice (about 1 cup uncooked)

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

How to make Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Start cooking the rice before you begin working on the rest of the soup.  I usually get the “quick cook” kind, but if you get regular wild rice, it will take a while before it is ready!

Chop up carrots, onions and celery.

In a medium saucepan, saute carrots, celery and onion in butter over medium heat until tender.  Add flour and stir.

Add the chicken broth, salt and pepper (I just put a pinch of each in – you probably don’t even really need salt).  Bring to a boil and then turn heat to low.

Next, add the chicken and half and half and reheat, but don’t boil again.  Just mix the rice in right before serving (if you put it in a long time before serving, the rice will keep cooking).

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

CREAMY CHICKEN WILD RICE SOUP

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite! 

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Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 carrots chopped small
  • 2 celery stalks diced small
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 cup flour-salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced/shredded chicken
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice about 1 cup uncooked

Instructions

  • Start cooking the rice before you begin working on the rest of the soup.

  • Chop up carrots, onions and celery.

  • In a medium saucepan, saute carrots, celery and onion in butter over medium heat until tender.  Add flour and mix.

  • Add broth, salt and pepper (I just put a pinch of each in – you probably don’t even really need salt).  Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to low.

  • Add chicken and half and half and reheat, but don’t boil again.  Add rice right before serving (if you put it in a long time before serving, the rice will keep cooking and get mushy).

What type of wild rice to use in wild rice soup?

You can use any type of wild rice in this soup recipe. I use regular wild rice about half of the time and sometimes I use a “quick” variety like Uncle Ben’s. There are a lot of types of wild rice that can be prepared by putting them in the microwave for just a minute or two and then they are ready to go. These “instant” wild rice options work great in this soup and save a lot of time!

What type of cream is best in soup?

The recipe calls for half and half cream, but I have used regular 2% milk before and the soup still turns out well, just a little runnier. If you have a milk allergy or intolerance, you can leave the cream out and the soup is still delicious – just not quite as creamy!

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup is a simple, broth based soup recipe full of chicken, wild rice, vegetables and cream. This hearty and delicious soup is a family favorite!

Italian Lunch Box — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay



I was sort of slightly tasked with coming up with some fun and easy lunch(able) ideas recently. It seems like breakfast is pretty easy, dinner is almost always planned, it’s lunch that most people seem to have the greatest trouble with. I know that if I make up a few little lunch boxes ahead of time, that I’m a lot more likely to eat those, rather than going without or eating something I really shouldn’t.

For me, I like light lunches. Snackable lunches. Something finger-friendly that I can nom on while working at my desk. Right? Well, this Italian Lunch Box is just that! I made four of these boxes up in the matter for just a few minutes and they’re full of fun little bits that are as versatile as they are delicious!