Monday, January 18, 2010

Nutella Coconut Quick Bread - It's kinda, sorta Breakfast.

What can I say about Nutella that hasn't been said before? We all know how creamy, rich, mind numbingly good it tastes, but did you know that (according to the Nutella USA website) it can be a part of a nutritious breakfast? That is as long as you add a whole pear, a whole orange, a glass of orange juice, a glass of milk, a slice of wheat bread and a strawberry to it. That just made me laugh, since I think if you put those things together - a chocolate fudge sundae can be a healthy breakfast, too. However, with that in mind, this Nutella Coconut Quick Bread is definitely a fabulous breakfast bread.Also, on the Nutella site in the question section they give this answer to -

"How can I get some Nutella® recipes?

Nutella® has such a special taste, we believe the best way to enjoy it is to simply spread it on your favorite bakery food.

What's THAT about? For the last few months I've had a great time developing and researching fabulous recipes using the versatile Nutella and based on a great idea by Bell'Alimento. Check her site for a ton of unique recipes that are all part of the Nutella Challenge. ALSO: There is a 4th annual WORLD NUTELLA DAY planned for February 5 by a couple of very passionate food bloggers and Nutella fans. See their site for the longest list of recipes ever. This Quick Bread is just that: quick and easy. The Nutella keeps it from being too dry, and the toasted coconut adds great "toothiness" to the already earthy flavors. One of the things I like most about it is how it's not too sweet. In fact, it tastes amazing with jam on a toasted slice with a cup of coffee. Of course, a whole pear, a whole orange, a strawberry, a glass of milk and a glass of orange juice would be good too.

Enjoy, and if you make it, let me know how YOU served it.

Quote from my Sister-in-Law visiting me: "Did you MAKE this? I'd BUY this!"


3 cups Flour
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder

1/2 cup coconut (toasted first)

1 egg

1/2 cup Nutella

1 cup Milk (skim or whole)

1 tsp. vanilla

salt to taste

Sift all dry ingredients together into a bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt), then stir in toasted coconut.

In another bowl, Beat together the egg, milk, Nutella, and vanilla.

Fold all ingredients together and pour into a loaf pan.

Cook in oven preheated to 350 F -- for 55 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes in the pan before turning out.


Cori said...

Sounds and looks yummy!

Khali//Bandit and the Scene Stealers said...

The quotes kill me. too funny. That looks awesome. I love all those things. Nutella. Coconut. Bread. And EASY! photos are great too. love that plate.

kirbie said...

Oooh, nutella and coconut. I'm going to try this one out!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I love nutella so I'm going to have to give this one a try.


Purnima said...

I had bookmarked ur chocochip and coconut cookies (directed by foodbuzz) and guess what am done baking 48 yum cookies-wanted to use up half cup in the oven! Nice aroma in my home, tks a lot for these coconutty bakes..luv them! Thanks again!

Unknown said...

Can you use soy milk instead