Monday, June 8, 2009

Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Bread

I love making bread or cakes with yogurt - it makes the cake so moist without using too much fat. The original recipe popped out at me on my Google reader, and then I changed it up a little bit because I had some extra coconut I wanted to use. I am very happy with the result - a delicious bread with blueberry, coconut, and a hint of lemon - perfect for a summer breakfast!


Blueberry Coconut Yogurt Cake
adapted from Closet Cooking
Makes one loaf

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
zest of one lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
6 ounces plain yogurt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray (I use one with flour in it for baking).

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil, and coconut extract.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl. Mix gently with a spatula until just combined. Mix in the blueberries and shredded coconut.

Pour the batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

13 comments:

Ellie said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

if there is any left can you bring some on Friday.
rwh

Maria said...

Looks so good! Huge fan of yogurt in cakes!

Meg said...

I agree with rwh. And I like the new pic for the heading!

Sara said...

I also love cooking with yogurt, it makes everything so moist! This looks like a great one to try.

Christy said...

Yummy!

eatme_delicious said...

Oh yum LOVE the variation you put on this bread! I adore coconut. I keep wanting to make a yogurt cake but haven't yet..

Joelen said...

What a great combo of blueberry and coconut!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds absolutely delicious and I love that you used yogurt in it!

BMK said...

This looks perfect for summer!

elly said...

Looks great! I love yogurt in muffins and quickbreads, too. And the coconut is a nice touch!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat bread like that all day!

Lisa said...

Oh my!! This looks so good. I was going to make blueberry pancakes this weekend but I may have to do this instead. YUM! I heart coconut.