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Lambertville Station Coconut Bread Recipe

Lambertville Station Coconut Bread Recipe

Hearty, golden-brown bread made with toasted coconut is a long-time Lambertville Station specialty. Enjoy this sweet treat next time you crave distinctive bakery. —Lambertville Station, Lambertville, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg, milk and extracts. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in coconut.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 182 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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RedRockster User ID: 6767872 249490
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"I made this and it is quite good. I agree with others that it is a little dry, but add a little butter to the slice and it works well. I often modify recipes for my needs and hobby, I cooked this in a Global Sun Oven, I can get the solar oven to 350 degrees on a full sunny day so this cooked in only about 15-20 minutes longer than regular oven. The bread raised very well and has excellent flavor. I also used splenda sugar blend for the sugar to lower the sugar in the recipe, (i'm diabetic), and that may have accounted for a drier texture. I also use a whole grain flour that I grind with Spelt, Brown Rice, and pearl Barley. I used 50-50 with unbleached bread flour. It works well for almost any non yeast bread and adds whole grain nutrition. I got the grain mix from Chef Brad's show, you might want to google Chef Brad and "Wonder Flour" which is his whole grain mix. I use it a lot. I knocked off the 1 star for the slightly dry and heavy texture, but I will make this again, TASTY!"

SueWalls User ID: 8453537 229742
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"I made this and it turned out great. It was moist and sweet. I used whole milk and fresh coconut toasted. It is really good when you toast a slice in the toaster oven and spread butter on top. Also store it in a zip lock bag to keep it moist. I highly recommend this recipe. I don't even like coconut but I had a whole coconut and I needed something to do with the coconut meat so I found this recipe and I think it's really good. The only down side is that it is a bit dense."

ferndale52 User ID: 4154455 225794
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"nice, had originally at Lambertville Station, quick bread goes nicely with varied courses."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 219644
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"This bread has a very nice flavor, slightly sweet, with a nice blend of vanilla, almond and coconut flavors. It was on the dry side, however, so next time I will add two tablespoons of melted butter to the batter. It needed 55 minutes to bake in my oven. I will definitely be making this bread again!"

Birtnut User ID: 3842044 104915
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"Would NOT recommend this recipe. Not much taste. I feel I wasted all the ingredients. I will put it outside for the birds to eat."

tiffia User ID: 4043525 181219
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"I made this and it didn't come out very was very heavy. The taste was OK, but it was very floury. Disappointed with this recipe"

glenpop1 User ID: 955639 122301
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"I have lived in Lamertville for many years and have had dinner at the station many times, I love the coconut bread there. Now living in Cape May County and I was so pleased to see this recipe. I have tryed this recipe twice and it is not the same, there is something missing in this recipe and it may need some oil or shortning of some kind. I will try it again and add some oil.


Nana to 5 User ID: 6625191 181218
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

"this baked up beautiful, Loved it, quick and easy, my 9yr old grandaughter helped make it, Our only complaint is its dry, and took much longer to bake than 50 mins. but could of been my oven,! the toasted coconut taste , yummmmmm"

manga User ID: 4211076 179470
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2012

"I thought this would be more of a dessert. It wasn't sweet and there was just a hint of coconut. I was disappointed, but the taste of the bread was okay."

mickeymarsh User ID: 6645048 180182
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"This bread was so quick and easy to make. I subsituted 1 can of coconut milk (13.5 oz.) for regular milk and it came out wonderful."

bevmcewen User ID: 4883035 122299
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"great; amazing as uses no oil or shortening or butter; shared with my 7 daughters and 2

daughters in law"

rabbit391 User ID: 5122259 163222
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"correction to my above post....

i meant to say no shortening or oil needed. there's plenty of liquids with the milk, egg & extracts."

rabbit391 User ID: 5122259 165413
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"no need for eggs or oil. this bread comes out moist & delicious!! I have been to the Lambertville Station many times & I LOVE their coconut bread. I am so happy I found this recipe. now I can share this delicious bread with everyone!!"

MartiMac User ID: 4507321 182014
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"I usually have no trouble with recipes, but this one was dry and pretty tasteless - is there supposed to be oil or butter in it? 2 stars because it was easy..."

dhoolihan User ID: 1839878 182013
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"My family had lunch at Lambertville Station for the first time recently and commented on how good this bread was. I'm hoping it is just like the one at the restaurant. Really excited to try it."

fpkruse User ID: 4717227 112513
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"I really liked this recipe - basic, simple, tasted great. Will definitely make again."

betty13crocker User ID: 4524935 112512
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"I agree - doesn't there need to be some oil or butter or shortening? I would love to make it - I think I'll compare it with a few other quickbread recipes and adjust."

lucksrus User ID: 3201159 180116
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"My family loved it. I was expecting it to be a little more coconut flavored. I think I will try it again with some coconut milk."

glenpop1 User ID: 955639 165406
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"I also was born and raised in Lambertville, NJ and have had dinner many times at the Lambertville Station, this coconut bread is excellent and I can't wait to make it.


vennet User ID: 2103056 210673
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"I was born & raised in Lambertville, N.J. and remember the old train station where we used to play as children; it is now the Lambertville Station Restaurant! I intend to make this bread for Easter and am a big fan of anything coconut; I am going to e-mail the recipe to several family members & friends still residing in my old hometown; I'm sure they will love it."

creechuremo User ID: 1665708 183565
Reviewed May. 11, 2009

"There is no shortening in this recipe, doesn't it need some. Have no tried recipe yet."

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