Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread

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.


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16 Responses to Eggless Coconut Sweet Bread

  1. BeadBag September 10, 2008 at 7:18 pm #

    This recipe looks lovely – can it be made with Dessicated Coconut as well? We cant get fresh coconut very easily over here in London (UK).
    Kind regards,
    Shirley I.

  2. September 10, 2008 at 11:07 pm #

    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.

  3. BeadBag September 11, 2008 at 9:42 am #

    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.

  4. Ivy September 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm #

    That’s a lovely recipe and I can use the tip about the dessicated coconut as I’ve got some at home.

  5. May 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    Love the blog and the recipes! Can’t wait to try this bread :)

  6. judy October 4, 2011 at 5:43 am #

    Hi Felix.
    I was wondering if there is also a small sweetbread? Enjoy this health one.Thanks Judy

  7. Felix October 5, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Do you mean coconut drops?

  8. Divaria October 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Hello Felix,

    Thank you for the recipe, is there any difference with or without egg? Is that just a preference?


  9. Felix October 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Both actually, with the egg the the dough binds better but this recipe was done for my vegetarian fans.

  10. hope1981 November 18, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Love the recipe thank you so much!!

  11. Nelly July 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Hi I love your recipes I’m trying this right now…

  12. Hazel Cummings December 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    I like a lill grated tanka bean in mine…

  13. Wendy Hicks Stafford December 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    made my mouth water for tanka bean omg

  14. Shanti Sookdeo December 11, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I have been making this for years, everyone love it.

  15. nooshin December 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Made this today….came out heavy…..why???

    • Felix December 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      Tell me what you did. Then we’ll work from there.

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