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Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread for #SundaySupper #GGHoliday2013

Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

The to-do list is getting a little crazy. An already tight schedule gets even tighter in the holiday season. Decorating, shopping, wrapping, traveling, and entertaining are all thrown into the mix. Postponing any of it is not an option. A Christmas party in February is not the same. How to get through it is to find quick and easy ways that maximize your time. Recipes with commonly found ingredients and simple methods are the ones to prepare. One of them is Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread.

Quick breads are about as simple as you can get. Most recipes for them only require basic whisking and stirring. You don’t have to deal with yeast blooming, kneading dough, and rising times prior to baking as you do with regular breads. Lemongrass has become simple too. Until recently it was a process to get the flavor into a baked good. You had to know how to prepare it plus chopping, soaking or steeping, and more. Now all you have to do is squeeze the paste from a convenient tube thanks to Gourmet Garden.

Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread | Magnolia Days

Fresh herbs are very special for me. I grow many different ones and enjoy walking out and clipping what I need. That is until this year. The weather got in the way. More than a month of daily rain followed by a dry spell took a toll on my plants. I was faced with having to purchase herbs. That lead to getting extra I didn’t use. The extra was spoiling which is not a good thing. Then I discovered the refrigerated Gourmet Garden herbs and spices in my grocery store produce section next to the fresh herbs. No more extra spoiling! They last for months in the fridge. All you have to do is use a 1:1 ratio for fresh herbs and 2:1 ratio for dried (such as 2 teaspoons of GG herb to 1 teaspoon dried herb).

How is the lemongrass coconut quick bread? It is moist with a cake-like texture. The lemongrass flavor is very subtle like a tiny whisper. It adds more of a freshness aspect and balance to the coconut. The bread is easily transportable and would be great to take to holiday events. It would also be nice to set out for overnight guests to enjoy for breakfast along with Golden Morning Glory Muffins.

Want to know more about these convenient herbs? Here’s how: Visit the Gourmet Garden website for product information, to sign up for their newsletter, and download a coupon. Follow them on twitter, facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Check out this Easy Holiday Entertaining Pinterest board too.

How about more quick and easy recipes? All you have to do is scroll down to find a list and links to ones by Sunday Supper contributors. May your holidays be filled with many delights and you have the time to relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. Cheers!

Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread

A recipe for Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread. It is made with coconut flakes, coconut milk, and a convenient store-bought lemongrass paste. It is a great treat any time of the day.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk not light
  • 3 tablespoons Gourmet Garden lemongrass paste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9- X 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Melt the butter and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, coconut milk, lemongrass paste, and vanilla in a separate bowl until smooth and combined.
  5. Pour liquid ingredents into dry ingredients. Stir until just combined and moistened.
  6. Stir in coconut flakes.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for Lemongrass Coconut Quick Bread. It is made with coconut flakes, coconut milk, and a convenient store-bought lemongrass paste. It is a great treat any time of the day.

Recipe adapted from one in the Pillsbury The Complete Book of Baking cookbook. (Affiliate link to Amazon where you can purchase the book)

Are you looking for more easy holiday entertaining recipes? Here are ones by Sunday Supper contributors featuring Gourmet Garden products:

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Gourmet Garden Spices & Herbs. All opinions are my own.

Recipe Rating


Tuesday 10th of December 2013

I love that you baked with Gourmet Garden, especially the lemongrass. I got to try their products during Big Summer Potluck and fell in love.


Friday 13th of December 2013

I can't wait to bake with more of their herbs. I was so pleased with the lemongrass and now I'm planning to use at least the ginger in baking soon.

Anita at Hungry Couple

Monday 9th of December 2013

Lemongrass in a sweet cake, huh? I've never tried that but I'm a sucker for all quick breads. I'm still cleaning up yeast from this weekend's babka! :)


Friday 13th of December 2013

Yes, lemongrass in a sweet cake. Just think of it as another variation of lemon flavor.


Monday 9th of December 2013

Love the idea of using the lemongrass paste in this! I love lemongrass, but using the fresh stuff requires a lot of patience and mashing, it is so woody.


Friday 13th of December 2013

I've looked at fresh lemongrass many times but always passed it up because of dealing with it. I love this paste. It's so wonderful and did not taste woody to me.

Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

Monday 9th of December 2013

My mouth is watering, Renee! The Lemongrass is one of the few Gourmet Garden tubes I haven't had a chance to try yet. This bread is so tempting, and I think even a bread-baking buffoon like me to handle it!


Friday 13th of December 2013

That's the great thing about quick breads as they are so easy. It's like making muffins but in a big loaf.

Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)

Monday 9th of December 2013

This is so creative! This is the first time I've seen lemongrass used in a baked good! Have you tried adding ginger? Or would that be too weird?


Friday 13th of December 2013

I have not tried adding ginger yet however I intend to try it soon.