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Pan De Coco Recipe (Coconut Bread)
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Pan de coco recipe (coconut bread)

Pan de Coco, literally “coconut bread” is a bread usually served as a midday or mid-afternoon snack or as a breakfast bread in the Philippines. Best served and eaten while it is still freshly-baked.
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Banana bread, Coconut
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 pcs
Calories 291kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2



  • 2 tsp yeast
  • cup warm water
  • cup milk
  • ½ cube butter
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups coconut flakes
  • tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk

egg wash

  • 1 egg


  • In a small bowl, mix together warm water (not too hot) and yeast. Set aside.
  • Scald milk on stovetop or heat in microwave for 90 seconds. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add butter and sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Mix in salt and 2 cups bread flour until combined (You can substitute all-purpose flour if needed).
  • Add yeast mixture.
  • Mix in all-purpose flour until dough is fully formed. Dough should not be sticky.
  • Knead dough for 5 minutes by hand (or with stand up mixer).
  • Place down in a large bowl and cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap until it doubles in size (for colder climates, place next to a heat source for faster rising).
  • In a saucepan, mix together all filling ingredients and stir on a low heat.
  • Stir occasionally for about 15 minutes or until all liquids have been reduced.
  • Refrigerate filling until needed.
  • Separate dough into 4 equal sized pieces.
  • Cut each of those pieces into 6 equal sized pieces (you’ll have 24 in total).
  • Roll each piece of dough into a ball, then flatten with a rolling pin.
  • Place one tablespoon of filling mixture into center of flattened dough.
  • Fold dough ends together at the center and twist to seal.
  • Place dough with the sealed side down onto a baking sheet.
  • Poke 3 times with a fork to create holes for air to escape while baking.
  • Allow filled dough to rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Beat a single egg and brush the egg over the top of each piece.
  • Bake for 13-18 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow Pan de Coco cool before eating.



Calories: 291kcal