One hour is all it takes for this moist coconut loaf drizzled with chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!

One hour is all it takes for this moist coconut loaf drizzled with chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!

So chocolate walks into a bar, and he sees coconut sipping on a martini. He walks over, buys her another round, and by the end of the night the two are madly in love.

Flash forward to today, they are married and enjoying life together as this Chocolate Coconut Bread. Things couldn’t be better.

Oh how I love a good love story. 

One hour is all it takes for this moist coconut loaf drizzled with chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!

August is a crossroads between “it’s still hot” and “I want to eat like it’s fall.” Even though my school days are over, I consider back to school the beginning of the year over the calendar year. I absolutely love this time. When the afternoons are still long and you’ve finally gotten a decent summer glow going (thank you, Irish complexion), but also when you’ve had a relaxing few months and are ready to go back into work mode. Hard.

Everyone is still wearing dresses and shorts, but there is an electricity in the air. People are coming back from vacations, planning their fall schedules, and shopping for sweaters.

If August were a baked good, it would be Chocolate Coconut Bread. It has the summery flavor of coconut, but the warmth of fall with its richness. It is light enough for a late summer night, but it also feels like a perfect transition away from peaches and figs and towards pumpkin and apples.

One hour is all it takes for this moist coconut loaf drizzled with chocolate ganache and shredded coconut!

This bread is absolutely packed with flavor, and is easy enough that you won’t be fussing in your kitchen for hours on end. In fact, one hour is all it takes to make this beauty.

Luckily, I’ve still got one more trip to look forward to before fall begins. Tomorrow I’ll be flying to Michigan to visit Alex for his birthday. Then next week I’m headed to see my amazing blogging friend Monique of Ambitious Kitchen. It should be the perfect way to wrap up this summer.

Maybe I’ll bring some of this bread with me on the flight 🙂

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Chocolate Coconut Bread

  • Author: Sarah Fennel
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients

For the bread

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend

For the ganache

  • 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ~1/2 cup shredded coconut, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and coconut extract. Beat in the eggs, then toss in the shredded coconut.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the flour mixture and the Almond Breeze into the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before glazing.
  5. To make the ganache, melt the butter in the microwave for 20 seconds. Stir in the chocolate. If the chocolate doesn’t fully melt, put the mixture into the microwave for 15 more seconds.
  6. Drizzle the loaf with the ganache, then top with more shredded coconut!

This post is graciously sponsored by Almond Breeze. All opinions are my own. 

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Even though I don’t really have a summer vacation, I do feel like September always rejuvenates me to start working hard again. Although, with this around, I suspect there will be a lot of snack breaks happening. And thank goodness.

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Isn’t it interesting? I guess it’s also a product of it being a huge time for blogs. XO

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This is sooo dangerous girl. If I can make this in a hour, I would be a very happy camper!

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I’ll trade you shrimp for this? 🙂

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August would totally be a Chocolate Coconut Bread! I love this! ah that dark chocolate ganache and hooray for the Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend! safe travels to you!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Alice! Hooray to August, this bread, and Almond Breeze!!!

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Great bread and chocolate and coconut together is always a good thing 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? No complaints 🙂

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And don’t forget about visiting me!!! Ha ha. Why is it so hard to get together when we are only an hour apart. Ugh. This bread though. It’s killer! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut together. A very happy marriage indeed!

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It’s SO hard. We need to make it happen. September will still be beautiful, let’s do it then!

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This is just a chocolate and coconut lover’s dream! Stunning and I love the black and white feel this has 🙂 Pinning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you! So glad you enjoy 🙂

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This bread is just the thing that August needs. I’m feeling rejuvenated already! Chocolate and coconut perfection!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Glad rejuvenation has been achieved!

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This bread is so gorgeous and I can’t agree more with having this in August. Who doesn’t love chocolate and coconut? Safe travels to you!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Linda!

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Looks gorgeous! Love that you used the coconut almond milk! Pinned!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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How could I not? It’s delish 🙂

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This bread looks fantastic, Sarah! Chocolate and coconut are always a wonderful combo. And I love the way you described this time of the year – so spot on. Gorgeous as always! XO

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Thank you Beeta! It’s such a weird time, but gotta love it for what it is 🙂

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This looks lovely – the perfect morning tea treat! Your photos here remind of a giant lamington – the Australian/NZ sponge squares covered in chocolate icing and coconut flakes. August here is getting to the ‘sick of cold weather, a bit run down and can’t wait for the weather to warm up again’ stage – spring is just around the corner and I am super excited for all the gorgeous produce that it brings!

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Thank you Claudia! And I’m not familiar with lamingtons… that is, until now! They look delish! Enjoy the springtime and all that beautiful produce!

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Haha – I know how you feel Claudia – it’s hard work watching all the wonderful summer fruit recipes and waiting for a chance to make them!

I love to get lamington flavours without all the fiddly dipping and rolling – loving this loaf!

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Best love story ever! I saw this gorgeous loaf on Pinterest and had to mosey on over to grab the recipe.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Aww, thank you Jennie! Glad to have you here 🙂

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Quick breads are my jam! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut – how can you go wrong? Safe end of summer travels.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? So glad you agree! Thank you for the kind wishes, Nicole 🙂

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My all time favorite combo, also gorgeous pics, Pinning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Katalina! Chocolate and coconut are made for each other 🙂

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Chocolate and coconut just so happen to be one of my favorite combinations ever, AND i just so happen to have that Almond Breeze in my pantry – totally making this tonight!

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Yeah girl!! Let me know what you think!!!!!

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I am so happy chocolate and coconut live happily together! They definitely could win for tastiest couple! Loving this bread and that ganache on top?? Oh my!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Serene!

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I love coconut and chocolate together so this is just right up my alley 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Miryam! So glad you enjoy 🙂

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How I want a slice of this loaf right now Sarah! Nothing beats a fluffy coconut and chocolate filled quick bread. Perfect shots too. Definitely pinned.

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This does look like a match made in heaven. I found you from your recipe for copy cat Lavain bakery cookies due to the fact that I have just been there (bakery, NYC). Love your photos and of course recipe here and for the cookies. Thanks,

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Thank you Tania! Glad to have you here.

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Making this today! Is the shredded coconut in the ganache the sweetened kind as well?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes! Hope you enjoy, Ronnie!

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Any thing with coconut sings to my heart. I love that the chocolate is only on top and well balanced with the bread.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Zainab! Yes, it’s nice because then the coconut really through 🙂

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Hi Sarah,
I’m just wondering could I use either coconut milk or almond milk instead of the blend mentioned? They don’t have this brand / product in Ireland!

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