Recipes of the World – from Norfolk Island

Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Quick Bread Recipe

low fat, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, nut free, low sugar


1 cup (120g) gluten free self-raising flour
1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
1/4 cup (50g) coconut sugar or brown sugar*
1 cup milk of your choice (we used unsweetened almond)
2 tbsp (30g) unsweetened applesauce (optional but recommended if you want a moister more cake-like bread)


Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.

Grease and/or line a small loaf tin and set aside.

Combine all your ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl until just combined, then pour into your prepared loaf tin.

Bake for 1 hour or until your loaf is cooked through (you will likely need to cover the top with foil halfway through as it will brown on top before it’s cooked all the way through). Test your loaf to ensure it’s cooked by inserting a knife or skewer into the centre – you’ll know it’s cooked when it comes out clean and your loaf feels firm.

Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving!

This bread will keep stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve on its own, toast or spread with your favourite spread!

*If you want this to be sweeter, use up to half a cup