Baking on Sundays is starting to become a routine. This Sunday, I used baking to get rid of a terrible migraine. You know what though, it worked (weird as it may sound). I bought a new loaf pan as an addition to my bakeware so I’ve been wanting to try it out, just never figured out what type of bread to bake. I flipped through recipe books and stuff but I was missing ingredients for everything so I just ended up winging it with a little inspiration from Looneyspoons Collection called “A Grateful Bread”.
“A Grateful Bread” is supposed to have grated apples and grated carrots and grated coconuts (aka coconut shreds) but I didn’t have any apples left at home. I really didn’t think coconuts and carrots would’ve been a very awesome match without apples to balance things out. Thats just a feeling I get, if you’ve done it and it turned out tasting good, I’d love to hear about it.
So with that being said, I changed some ingredients around and made a Coconut-Almond Bread instead.
Here’s the recipe (modified from original recipe in The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet & Greta Podleski):
COCONUT ALMOND BREAD
Makes 1 Loaf, 12 slices
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add coconut and almonds. Mix well.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together water, eggs, oil and vanilla.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into pan. Spread evenly. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
I gave you the modified version as I had changed so many of the ingredients and eliminated. The only issue I had was why the bread didn’t become fluffier. I’m guessing its because I took away some of the other grated ingredients but didn’t change the quantity other than the chopped almonds and grated coconut. All in all though, it did taste pretty good. I might have changed the balance of the coconut shreds and chopped almonds. This bread is perfect as a dessert as it has a nice sweet coconut taste. On the other hand, the almonds helped it give it the chewy crunchy taste.
I’ll definitely be doing more bread! Hopefully next weekend I”ll do another one!
Any suggestions for what bread to make? Any suggestions to make it fluffier? Will you try this out?