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Healthy coconut and raspberry loaf

It’s been a very long time since I have loaf-ed. During the first half of 2015 I went through a huge Life Changing Loaf phase which equated to at least two to three nutty seedy loaves being pulled from the oven weekly. I’ve only noticed as of late that there has been a MYO (making your own) loaf shortage due to the sourdough madness going on over at The Alimental Sage .

Coconut and Respberry loaf - Dancing Through Sunday
I had a spare few hours last weekend, so I pulled out my ole loaf tin (how many times can I say loaf in this post?) and decided on a healthy coconut and raspberry loaf to nibble on during the week. Operation MYO loaf was happening. This was exciting. We’re already up to 6 loaf’s guys. 

This coconut and raspberry loaf is fragrant, has a sweet tangy surprises all through it from the frozen raspberries and is deliciously moist. If any of you can come up with a better word for describing a cake/loaf I’ll bake you something and mail it out straight away. 

Coconut and Raspberry loaf - Dancing Through Sunday

There was flour, an egg, shredded coconut, coconut milk, frozen raspberries and some vanilla essence. It’s no fancy baking feat by any means.. that is not what we aim for in the DTS kitchen. All baking must be simple and straight forward. All the time I have to dilly dally around is spent making pasta and other savoury goodness and that’s fine by me.

The recipe is simple, and healthy if you decide to forgo the cup of sugar required (what?!). I only used in a teaspoon of sugar and I honestly prefer it, plus it means I can have 2, maybe 3 slices of this coconut raspberry loaf with melted butter as a dessert and it’s totally okay. It also means I can give the loaf (9) a dusting of icing sugar the end which is always fun. 

Coconut and Raspberry loaf - Dancing Through SundaySo whilst yes, this loaf was a simple and a lovely thing to do on a Sunday afternoon to prepare healthy snacks for the week ahead, I decided to bake it and share the recipe as my contribution to a Virtual Biggest Morning Tea hosted by JJ from 84th & 3rd and Sally from Simmer and Boyle (amazing blogs <– check them).

This is a very special event to raise funds for the Australian Cancer Council; something close to home for many and an incredibly fantastic organisation who would love for anyone to get involved. Thanks lovely ladies for organising such an event.. If you want to contribute, follow this link here and if you are a food blogger who will bake at cake at the drop of the hat, I urge you to sign yourself up for a virtual tea party and join on in! There’s more info here. 

Share a baking recipe you love in the comments below, join in with me and let’s have some morning tea!!!

Have a wonderful day, Bec x

Healthy Coconut and respberry loaf
Serves 6
A simple and delicious healthy coconut and raspberry loaf perfect for lunchbox snacks or morning tea!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 & 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
  2. 1 & 1/2 cups coconut milk
  3. 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I used a teaspoon)
  4. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  6. 1 & 2/3 cups self-raising flour
  7. 1 cup frozen raspberries
  8. pure icing sugar, to serve
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut and coconut milk in a large bowl. Cover and stand for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line base and sides of a 7cm-deep loaf pan with baking paper, and allow a 2cm overhang at both long ends.
  3. Stir sugar, egg and vanilla into coconut mixture. Sift flour over your coconut mixture.
  4. Gently stir until combined. Fold in raspberries.
  5. Spoon your mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 10-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack to cool completely (really important! If you try cut it when it's hot it could fall apart) Dust with icing sugar and slice.
Notes
  1. Serve toasted, with butter if desired.
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19 Comments

  • Reply Jo June 4, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Can I substitute with regular milk if I don’t have coconut milk?

    • Reply Bec June 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Indeed – you will loose a little bit of the coconut flavour so maybe add a little more shredded coconut 🙂

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid July 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    This looks berry-licious – raspberry and coconut what a combination! You totally used your loaf for this recipe! xx

  • Reply Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers July 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I have this in the oven baking right now, smells delicious. I too would like another word for moist!

    • Reply Bec July 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Yay!!!!! It’s so simple and amazing hey. Thanks V x

    • Reply Taylor July 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Just baked this today too! Served it up with mascarpone- incredible yet again, thanks Bec! x

      • Reply Bec July 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        Oh that sounds amazing!!!!! xxx

  • Reply Fabulous Foodie Fridays #58 - Bake Play Smile July 2, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    […] Through Sunday has put two of my very favourite things into one super delicious loaf. Yep, this Healthy Raspberry and Coconut Loaf looks all kinds of […]

  • Reply Clare @ Checks and Spots June 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    How my gosh! This looks incredible. Will give it a shot this week….
    Oh, and beautiful photography too xx

  • Reply Dannielle @ Zamamabakes June 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Bec I say when you make something as delicious and amazing looking as this little treasure you can say loaf as many times as you like!
    So much goodness in there.
    Such a pleasure having you link up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays fun.
    Have a beautiful weekend clever lady xx

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile June 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Totally with you on the simple and straight-forward cooking!!! This (along with every single one of your other recipes) has me totally drooling!

  • Reply JJ - 84thand3rd June 25, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Oh goodness coconut and raspberries are so perfect together! It’s been ages since I’ve baked a loaf… I see much loafing in my future ;D

  • Reply Mel B June 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Coconut and raspberry are two of my most favourite things. I think I need to bake a loafy loaf loaf this weekend!!

  • Reply jess June 24, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Looks amazing, and simple enough that even I could bake it! Haha.

    • Reply Bec June 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Thats how I feel with most baking things haha.

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweetest Menu June 24, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Oh I love coconut! This loaf looks just lovely!

    • Reply Bec June 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      It’s the nicest flavour! x

  • Reply Hannah | The Swirling Spoon June 24, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Oh damn… that’s a moist cake. Some might even describe it as … damp? That’s my attempt at finding a better word than moist, hahaha. Moist cakes are the best, dry cakes be damned!

    • Reply Bec June 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Perfect! From this moment on I shall use damp.

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