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.


Ellie said...


Anonymous said...

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

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...


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.