Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread

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I did not add the step by step when I first posted this recipe for coconut sweet bread. So I have updated this recipe and added some helpful hints for you.

There are many variations of the Trinidad Sweet Bread recipe because of individual taste and preferences. But, this one is my favorite. It is the easiest to prepare and has the least in calories, because it does not have any egg. Some people put yeast in their sweet bread and it comes out light and very soft. However, the egg in the other variations also makes them lighter. I will post two of these recipes I am familiar with in the future. I hope by the time I have posted all you would have decided on your own favorite variation.

An Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread


First, here are some helpful hints. For this recipe, the coconut must be grated very fine. A fine meal helps it to cook light. This recipe tastes sweeter when the fresh coconut used is grated without water. However, a little bit more milk (about a 1/4 cup more) may have to be added to make it a soft dough. But if you used the blender to grate the coconut with the water the quantities in the recipe remains as is. But you will have to release the excess water from the blended coconut until it is almost crumbly to the touch. I hope this is helpful.

This method involves mixing the liquids and the dry ingredients separate at first before combining them.

An Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread Recipe

Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread


1 cup fresh grated coconut
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla essence
3 cup flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. spice
1 tsp. nutmeg
¼ cup butter
1 cup raisins
½ cup cherries
½ cup currants
1 pinch salt



In a medium-size bowl combine the grated coconut, sugar, and essence.




Rub in the butter into the coconut mixture with a strong fork.



In another bowl sift the flour, baking powder, salt, spice and nutmeg together.


Stir in the coconut mixture into the flour.


Add the milk and vanilla essence. Mix for a soft dough.
Adding the milk last prevents you from mixing a loose dough,
especially if you use grated coconut.



Fold in the raisins, cherries, and currants.

Pour the batter into a well greased 9″ loaf pan.
Bake for 60 minutes in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven
or until an inserted skewer is removed clean.


The coconut sweet bread loaf.

If you like, the sweet bread can also be glazed with sugar. I prefer it plain with no glaze. Well, that’s it for this post. Hope you try this recipe. Laterz!


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Hope you enjoy this eggless coconut sweet bread.



  1. says

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Since you have to make do with the dessicated coconut, you could soak it in water to reconstitute it. However, you may have to release some of the excess water after soaking. I would like to hear how it comes out.

  2. says

    Thanks very much for your reply. We’re off on holiday shortly, so I wont be making it until we get back – but will let you know.
    Your Blog is lovely to read – it’s a little bit of sunshine. The summer here in the UK has been awful!
    Kindest regards,
    Shirley I.

  3. Candice says

    I always come to your website for recipes,because your steps are the easiest to follow,thank you for all the hard work you are putting in to help us out in the kitchen.

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