This bread takes pumpkin bread to a whole new realm. I invented this one day when thinking of how to make pumpkin bread retain its moistness even longer. Solution: coconut milk!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 - 8 x 4 inch loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.

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  • Combine flour, sugars, pumpkin, oil, coconut milk, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix until well blended. Fold in coconut and nuts. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cover with foil tightly, and allow to steam 10 minutes. Remove foil, and turn out onto cooling rack. Tent lightly with the foil, and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 48.9g; fat 19.3g; sodium 302.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2003
A bit sweet but very very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2009
My husband and I did not care for this recipe. Sounded flavorful and exciting. However it failed to deliver! The recipe itself was a simply good moist bread but we were expecting something more. The more we ate it the more it felt like something was missing! Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
A bit sweet but very very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
This is now one of our favorite quick bread recipes. The addition of the coconut milk and the dark brown sugar was awesome. The taste incredible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2002
It's a must during the fall season Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2002
Very good. Left out the flaked coconut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2006
Very good cake-like bread. Only changes I made were to use pecans instead of walnuts (what I had) to top the bread with coconut before putting it in the oven (although I'd do that about mid-way through cooking next time the coconut turned a little too brown) and to use pumpkin pie spice in place of the nutmeg & cinnamon. The batter tasted wonderful great smell while it was cooking and the bread is delicious too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
Very Moist! I scaled the recipe to 10 servings and used 2 mini loaf pans. I subbed canola oil in place of vegetable oil. Also I had to use sweeten coconut so I cut the sugars in half. Baked 35 mins. @ 325. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2004
My all time favorite pumpkin bread recipe hands down! I have been making this recipe since the Fall of 2000. It comes out so moist and perfect every time. Its a failproof recipe. I use sweetened coconut flakes b/c I can not find unsweetened. It IS a sweet bread. I find eating it with a spread of cream cheese helps balance it:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
Marvelous recipe. I made it often while living on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua using fresh-squeezed coconut milk hand-grated coconut and canned pumpkin from a church pantry that nobody local knew what to do with. Used turbinado sugar since that's all we had. Everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
loved it however i changed it so much depending on what i had it is probably quite different than the original! i skipped the nuts used sweetened coconut substituted skim milk for coconut milk and substituted libby's pumpkin pie mix (canned) for the straight pumpkin and omitted the white sugar since this mix was already presweetened! it just shows you can do a lot with what you have in your cupboard! i will definitely make this again either in it's original version or my modified way. it was a treat even in february! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2009
My husband and I did not care for this recipe. Sounded flavorful and exciting. However it failed to deliver! The recipe itself was a simply good moist bread but we were expecting something more. The more we ate it the more it felt like something was missing! Read More
(2)
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