Coconut and Raspberry is one of those winning combinations that you can never go wrong with and it’s what makes this Dairy Free Coconut and Raspberry Loaf so bloody delicious! Not only is it super light and fluffy as well as incredibly moist *cringe*, it’s also a tad pretty thanks to the colour from the raspberries scattered throughout.
With no butter or cows milk, this beaut of a loaf is completely dairy free and makes for a perfect afternoon tea treat with a cuppa whether you are dairy free or not!
Soaking the desiccated coconut in coconut milk softens up the coconut and is what gives this Dairy Free Coconut and Raspberry Loaf its light, fluffy and oh sooooooooo moist texture. It’s perfectly sweet, perfectly coocnutty and I absolutely love chucking a few slices under the grill or in the toaster because we all know that toasted coconut is also freaking amazing!
If you are a lover of the coconut and raspberry combo, you’ll most definitely want to check out this delish Raspberry and Coconut Cake.
- - 170g desiccated coconut
- - 375mls unsweetened coconut milk (in the carton, not the tin!)
- - 150g caster sugar
- - 1 egg, lightly beaten
- - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- - 240g self-raising flour
- - 1 cup frozen raspberries
- - Icing sugar for dusting
- - Grab a large bowl and pop in your desiccated coconut and coconut milk. Cover it with a tea towel or cling film and leave it to sit for 30 minutes to soak.
- - Just before soaking time is up, flick your oven on to 170 degrees c (150 fan force) and grease and line a loaf pan with baking paper. You'll want a few cms overhang on the sides to use as handles.
- - Chuck your sugar, beaten egg and vanilla into the coconut mix and stir until well combined. Sift in the flour and fold gently.
- - Pop in your frozen raspberries, fold them through then pop your loaf batter into the tin.
- - Into the oven it goes for 60-80 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave it to cool for 10 before transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- - Once cool, dust with icing sugar, make a cuppa and enjoy a slice or three! If you're feeling a tad adventurous, you can toast a couple of slices in the toaster.... sah good!
- - It'll keep for a few days in an airtight container or you can slice it up and pop it into the freezer for up to 2 months!