You guys have probably noticed that I’ve been a little coconut nutty (coconutty?) lately. I hated coconut as a child, so now that I understand its unadulterated deliciousness, I have to make up for lost time. If you’re trying to catch up as well, here’s a round-up of 10 delicious coconut recipes for you to try.

1. Banana Coconut Cream Cakes
2. Banana Coconut Cream Cupcakes
3. Pumpkin Oat Snack Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing
4. Caramelized Banana Upside-Down Coconut Cake & Coconut Whipped Cream

5. Brownie-Bottom Coconut Chocolate Cream Cake
6. Tres Leches Coconut Cake Trifle
7. Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing
8. Nanaimo Bars

9. Coconut Cream Tart
10. Buttery Coconut & Almond Morning Buns

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18 Comments on Ten Willow Bird Coconut Recipes

  1. Erin
    May 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm (12 years ago)


    Your blog continues to amaze me and today’s post is over the top with yumminess!! Kudos to anything coconut!!!


  2. Marissa | Pinch & Swirl
    May 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm (12 years ago)

    Every one of these photos is so appetizing, but I’m especially taken with the texture of the Buttery Coconut & Almond Morning Buns. Thanks for so many wonderful recipes!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      May 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm (12 years ago)

      I think those might be my favorite too, Marissa — They were SO good. Mike has some frozen in his freezer and every now and then I’ll heat one and eat it with some vanilla bean ice cream. So good!

      Thank you!

  3. Denise @ Creative Kitchen
    May 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm (12 years ago)


    I love all things coconut, and these just look incredible!! That tart looks especially good!

  4. Angela @ the fairy bread chronicles
    May 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm (12 years ago)

    wow! I too am an absolute coconutter! hmm I think the brownie bottom cake would be good for my birthday next week! I’ll hint to my loved ones 😉

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      May 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm (12 years ago)

      There ya go! A little hinting goes a long way (well, sometimes.) Thanks, Angela! Happy birthday!!!

  5. Ellen
    May 16, 2012 at 12:47 am (12 years ago)

    Julie, you are my hero.

  6. June g.
    May 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm (12 years ago)

    I bought a rectangle tart pan just so I could make that glorious Coconut tart!

    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      May 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm (12 years ago)

      I hope you love it, June! I think the rectangular tart pan adds SO much. Love the shape!!

  7. heather
    May 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm (12 years ago)

    Hi Julie,
    First, I want to say that you have some of the most delicious baking I’ve ever seen in the blogosphere. I am a fan!

    Second, I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated your response to the “Faking it” article on the IACP site. Well said.


    • Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
      May 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Heather — the sentiment is definitely mutual. I love your beautiful desserts. We create such an important and fun environment with food — that’s why food blogs are popular and why we can build community. Because people enjoy talking to other real people about food! I’m a big fan of the movement, naturally 😉


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