2/14/09

pumpkin-coconut bread



This wonderful concotion was thought up by the sheer fact that I had many food items in the pantry to use up. So, everyone in the pool!
I had been craving toasted coconut for a while now. I was too lazy to make toasted coconut marshmallows by Ina; those are a big weakness of mine. But I was also craving pumpkin-something. The toasted coconut on this bread was soooo good. The good thing with homemade breads is you can add whatever you want to it. And now after having this bread, adding in some milk chocolate chips would be wonderful!





pumpkin-coconut bread
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1 (15 oz can) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree, just plain pumpkin puree)
½ cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 ts vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups of white sugar
1 ½ cups flour
½ ts salt
½ ts baking soda
½ ts baking powder
½ ts ground cinnamon
½ ts ground nutmeg
½ ts pumpkin pie spice mix
½ cup pecans
½ cup shredded coconut
½ raisins

Topping:
½ to ¼ cup of pecans
½ to ¼ cup of shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Or two smaller loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and sugar.
In another bowl combine the topping mix and combine.
In another bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice mix. Mix well, then slowly add to the wet ingredients until well combined. Don’t over mix!
Then fold in the pecans, raisins, and coconut into the batter. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then add on your toppings, gently push down the topping into the loaf (if you don’t push them into the loaf they may burn). Then bake another 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean. Cook times may vary depending on your oven.

47 comments:

  1. INCREDIBLE concoction :-)

    Happy V Day!!

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  2. Another cool combination Dawn! I love pumpkin bread, but never tried it with coconut before. I totally know what you mean about blogger.. it's so annoying! I just upload all my pictures to flickr and then copy the link into my post.

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  3. you can use windows live writer...it plays together very well with blogger...and you can resize your photos very easily. I've been using live writer for ages and wouldn't be without it now. :-)

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  4. ooo anything with coconut has to be good!

    I have to use HTML so i cant help with phot question- sorry!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Kelly Turner
    www.everygymsnightmare.com

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  5. omg, you kill me. everytime!! sorry i got nothin on blogger, still trying to figure all that stuff out...

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  6. This looks delish! AND I love the coffee mug!

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  7. I've never had any issues with uploading pistures on Blogger...and as you know I upload a lot of them.

    I have found though, that if you want small pictures, or large pictures, then you need to click what size you want. DOn't try minimizing or stretching the photo once it has been uploaded. Doing this will cause it to look pixilated and unfocused, when originally the picture was clear.

    Hope that helps. Email me if you have any other questions. I fool around alot with Blogger layouts just to try and figure things out.

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  8. I also love those "cleaning pantry" baking days! Love that bread, it's screaming "moist and delicious"!

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  9. It's like you are in my mind. I was just thinking about pumpkin this morning. Happy valentine's!

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  10. I love any dessert with pumpkin.

    Happy Valentine Day!

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  11. I'm so glad to see something pumpkin, sometimes we forget about it after the holidays, this looks fantastic Dawn!

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  12. I have the same problem with my photos. I think Pumpkin and coconut is a great combo, yummy!!!

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  13. I LOVE pumpkin bread but have never had it like that before!! Yum!

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  14. This is how best recipes get created. Looks delicious!

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  15. Great pairing! Love that mug. :) Happy Valentine's Day Dawn!

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  16. Genius. I adore toasted coconut anything!!!

    Whenever I want to post a large picture I upload it to Flickr.com. Once it's uploaded, click the all sizes link and copy the second code for the large picture. Then go to blogger to add picture and paste that code into the "get picture from the web" section. Email me if that didn't make sense--- it makes a huge difference on terms of quality.

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  17. I really like the sound of a coconut pumpkin bread with pecans.

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  18. Well, this just isn't right...I tried to sneak a piece of this decadent looking bread off the plate and the monitor screen got in my way. :(
    Dawn, this looks heavenly-I love coconut anything and pumpkin too....gotta try this soon!

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  19. This looks so yummy, Dawn! I've been thinking about baking something with coconut because I have a big bag of it in the pantry and I need to come up with an original recipe for the BloggerAid cookbook.

    You should submit a recipe too. Your recipes are all so creative and your photos are wonderful!

    All the good advice about the photos is helpful to me too! I haven't noticed a huge change in quality, but I always upload the photo in the large format.

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  20. I actually have three cans of pumpkin left over from the holidays, I am definitely making this!

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  21. Toasting the coconut probably made all the difference, didn't it? Sounds fabulous!

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  22. lovely mixis'!! happy vday! the flowers by ur husband are gorgeous. hurray for pretty flowers!

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  23. Oh Dawn seriously this is heaven in a loaf. I love coconut so much this is just a beautiful masterpiece.

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  24. oh wow, you just combined two of my FAVORITE ingredients! i've been on a coconut kick lately...in fact, i just posted about coconut cupcakes (with streusel topping, which i thought you would appreciate). can't wait to try this delectable-looking bread!

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  25. i definitely don't think pumpkin should be used only during the fall months, and coconut needs to grace the top of every loaf of bread ever made. :)

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  26. nice job, this looks so good and pecans instead of my allergy - walnuts...slap some butter on a piece for me.

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  27. I love homemade breads, and this one looks so tasty. I got tulips too! I hope your Valentine's Day was awesome, mine sure was.

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  28. I love the quality of your pictures Dawn! I'm glad flickr worked!

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  29. Woman - you are killing me. This is my idea of the perfect breakfast. I sure wish we were neighbors. Love the tulips.

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  30. I love the coconut on top!! It looks super tasty!! I will have to try this one! Glad you had a nice V-day! The flowers are beautiful!

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  31. Due to the fact that I love toasted coconut, this would be so delicious, in my opinion. Great combination of all my favorites right in one easy package. Looks like you had a perfect Valentine's as well...the tulips are gorgeous. Makes you long for spring, doesn't it?

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  32. Ok Ok Ok the bread looks yummy but what the heck are Irish Eggs Benedict?

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  33. YUM! There is something about this time of year that encourages the pantry clean out. I've been making lots of quick breads to get rid of the random alternative flours in my pantry. I bet I could slip some oat and soy flour in this and it would be great.

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  34. You did an amzing job using up items in your pantry. This "concoction" has me sdrooling; I can smell the toasted coconut!

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  35. Pumpkin taste so good with spices doesn't it?

    This cake looks wonderful Dawn I would love a slice with my tea. :-)

    P.s beautiful flowers.

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  36. i love coconut bread and pumpkin bread, so the two together would be amazing, i'm sure! yum.

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  37. You read my mind. I have been craving something coconut all day. Salivating.

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  38. YOu're welcome albeit its late!! LOL

    Love you

    Bubba

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  39. Bookmarked. I'm making this soon. Looks unbelievably moist and sounds really sweet, what do you think about reducing the sugar just a bit for more of a nutritionized breakfast?

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  40. Hi Dawn,
    My friend makes a pumpkin-coconut bread and it is fantastic. She has never given the recipe so I will have her take a look and maybe she will divulge--haha!

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  41. Great idea for the pumpkin and coconut! I LOVE those tulips!

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  42. Wow, this bread looks to die for. Your site is wonderful, so much good stuff here. I have to go searching your archives.. Love your pictures!! That chocolate espresso cake looks awesome too!! Holy cow!

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  43. Wow, this looks awesome!!

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  44. Is everything on your site deliciously amazing???? We'd have to say YES!

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  45. Thanks for the great recipe - I made these into muffins and loved them - still have some for the rest of the week!

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  46. Everything you make gets me going, I need this for dessert ASAP!

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