It was hearing "coconut bread" and I began to investigate. After seeing several recipes that filled me with interest and several tests, I give it a great approval and with an infinite desire to share this delicious, easy and soft recipe to make these coconut buns. The result is rolls with a slight coconut flavor, extremely tender, with a thin crust and truly delicious.

I was unaware that coconut bread was typical to be served in some areas of the Caribbean. It is customary for coconut bread to accompany some fish dishes, and in fact I can understand that it pairs wonderfully: rice in many of these areas is made with coconut, and the same fish can also be roasted with coconut oil.

In any case, I choose to serve these rolls at any time, because they are really rich, and far from obtaining a bread with an intense coconut flavor, they result in a soft bite, perfect for both lovers of its flavor and those who are not. very fans (Claudia's word!).

Today, they have been a great snack for the little ones: accompanied by chocolate they have been a perfect snack.

coconut buns De Buyer baking mat and Claudia&Julia natural linen bread bin.


  • An envelope of dry baker's yeast (4.6 gr)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp full of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp full of white sugar
  • 1 cup of wheat flour
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes

*To measure the cups, you can either directly use the "1 cup" scoop from the Nordic Ware measuring set , or take a glass or cup from your crockery with a 220 ml capacity filled with water.


1. Heat the coconut milk in a saucepan or in the microwave a few degrees and add the dry yeast. Mix and let rest for a couple of minutes.

2. Mix the melted coconut oil with the sugars. Add the flours and salt and mix with the KitchenAid robot at low speed, with the paddle accessory.

3. Add the coconut milk with the yeast, mix and add the coconut flakes.

4. Change to the paddle accessory, with which you are going to knead at medium/high speed (velo. 6) for several minutes, with several rests in between. It is not a dough that requires a lot of work or kneading, you will see that it soon takes on a smooth and integrated texture.

5. If you see that it is very dry, add one more teaspoon of coconut oil and knead a little more with the paddle accessory.

6. Let the dough rest in a warm place (see notes), until it practically doubles its volume. In three quarters of an hour or an hour you will see the mass grown.

coconut buns KitchenAid Artisan food processor.

7. Remove, turn out on a floured surface, divide into portions as desired with the help of a scraper (I have made 9 rolls of between 100 and 110 gr with this amount of dough, but you can do less if you want to make larger loaves, or bake a round coconut bread directly). Shape it, place it on a tray with a perforated mat , make a cut and cover them with film.

coconut buns Set of 3 Küchenprofi dustpans and scrapers .

8. Covered, let them rest for 20 more minutes. After that time, sprinkle with grated coconut and place in the middle/lower part of the oven, preheated to 220ºC for 10 minutes. Then go down to 180 ºC and keep them for about 15 more minutes.

coconut buns De Buyer baking mat and Set of 3 Küchenprofi dustpans and scrapers .

9. When they look done, remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before enjoying. The wait will be difficult with the aroma they give off, you have been warned.

coconut buns De Buyer baking mat and Claudia&Julia natural linen bread basket.


  • You will see that they are done quickly if you make the buns small. Don't get lost or stray too far!
  • I have not painted them, but you can do it, with liquid coconut oil or beaten egg before applying the coconut on top.
  • To let them rise, the oven is a very good place: heat the oven for 5 minutes at 50 ºC, stop the oven and insert the bowl with the dough that has to rise inside. Cover the bowl with a damp cotton cloth so that the dough does not dry out, but the bowl will warm up somewhat and the dough will rise fabulously.
  • Next time, I'll add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a little nutmeg, I think you'll be scared after trying them.

I hope you like them. If you dare to do them, you will tell me how they turned out for you.


Javier Sanz said:

Me podríais dar las medidas en gramos en vez de tazas?
De estas hay de muchos tipos, formas y tamaños….

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