I made a boo boo! I thought tomorrow was a blog hop I am in and I was re-reading my e-mails and found out it’s not till Saturday. Glad I caught that because my post was ready to go out tomorrow. I would have been so embarrassed if I was the only one who posted. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been that big of a deal, but still, I like to follow the rules!
So now what do I do? I thought uh, oh lucky for me I have back up recipes to share with you. Sorry, this post is going to be a quicky, since it’s time for bed, but I just couldn’t go one day without sharing a recipe with you!
Last weekend when it was 70 degrees out, I was in my kitchen cooking up a storm, I had no idea it was so warm out, I found out a little to late, oh well, instead I created this wonderful, moist, delicious, pineapple coconut bread. You know me and my bread, I wanted to come up with something different that I have never made before and I am so pleased with this recipe. It is so moist and yummy and a little addicting!! Muah!!
I tried to make pineapple coconut pancakes, and well it didn’t turn out at all. It was a sticky mess. Gross! But I had left over ingredients and then this bread was created. I’m disappointed when I make a flop, but tickled pink when something better comes out of it. If it wasn’t for the flop, I would never of created this bread. I’m still going to try the pancake recipe, but I’ll just have to change it up a bit. I ended up eating eggs, I just wasn’t in the mood to deal with pancakes anymore. I was too hungry to wait!!!
I used lite coconut milk, crushed pineapple and reduced fat coconut to make this bread healthy. This bread reminds me of summer and with the winter here, it’s always nice to get a small touch of summer, I know we can all use it!!
This recipe makes for one loaf or two mini loaves You know me, I made two mini loaves. One for Hubby to take to work and one for me to take to my work. If you make mini loaves you can freeze them also, just take out of the freezer and let it defrost at room temperature. It takes about two hours to defrost.
Pineapple Coconut Bread
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup earth balance or butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg or Egg replacer for one egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits, canned, don’t drain
1/2 cup reduced fat coconut flakes
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a bread loaf pan or two mini loaf pans.
In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add the coconut milk and mix well.
Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir well to combine. Add pineapple, including some of the juice. Stir until incorporated.
Gently fold in the coconut
Pour into bread pans, then bake in pre-heated oven for about 50-60 minutes for one loaf pan or 25 minutes for mini loaves.
Serving Size: 12 slices
Calories per slice: 128, Fat: 4.6, Cholesterol: 0, Salt: 279, Potassium: 33, Carbs: 18.9, Fiber: 2.1, Sugar: 2.2, Protein: 2.3
If you’re a pineapple coconut fan you must try this bread!! You will LOVE it!!! I bet adding a little lime zest to it would be good to. Don’t you hate when you make something, then afterwards you think, darn I should have added that. I guess that’s why there is always a next time! Now that I type this, I’m betting rum extract would be really good too!! Then it will be a Pina Colada Bread! Man, why didn’t I do that? I guess this recipe is going to be re-made soon! I want to see what it will be like with rum! Oh, try it and let me know!!!
Ok, I ended up writing longer then I planned and now it’s past my bed time, glad tomorrow is Friday! I hope your day goes fast and the weekend goes slow. Mondays just come around to quick, but then again, I’m off on Monday! Woohoo!! Yes I’m rubbing it in for those that have to work on Monday! Na Na!!! :) Have a great day!!!
Liebster Award -
I want to thank Ingrid from The Cozy Apron and Anna from Hidden Ponies for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. I am unsure if I am able to except this award since I have won it already, but I will take it any way. I am truly honored ladies. Thank you so much for thinking of me. I wanted to tell you both that I think your great to (thought that was cute Anna). I love this little food community that I am in and I wouldn’t be doing this if it was for my fellow bloggers and my readers. Thank you everyone!!!
1. Thank the Blog Presenter on your blog. Thanks Ingrid and Anna!!!
2. Link back to the Blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and Paste the Award onto your blog (you deserve it!).
4. Present the award to 5 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed.
5. Let the blog owners know via a comment on their blog (and an email if possible!).
So, the hardest part was narrowing it down to only 5 incredible bloggers to pass it on to! In true awards-show spirit, (cue announcer voice), heeeere are the nominees:
1. Alex - Spoonful of Sugar Free
2. Felicia – Natural and Balanced
3. Catitlin – Chasing A Mile
4. Heather – Healthy with Heather