Coconut Buns is a favorite of mine, I love that it’s not too sweet and you can whip it up in a matter of minutes.  I’ve previously shared a recipe for coconut buns on my blog here and now I’m sharing a video on my YouTube channel.   In case you don’t follow me on Instagram where I shared that I will be making video for all my recipes!  The goal is to add 2 new videos on YouTube weekly.  Now you will have a step by step comprehensive video to go along with my recipes!  Be sure to head on over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe so that you won’t miss a thing.

Now back to my coconut buns – these are great as a dessert or even breakfast with tea since they aren’t very sugary.  I used coconut flakes to make these coconut buns because it can be challenging to find a coconut that isn’t rotten at the grocery store.  While freshly grated coconut has bold flavor the pre shredded coconut works just as well.  If using store bought coconut flakes be sure to look for the flakes that are soft and fluffy.  Another tip is to give it a blitz in a food processor to make the flakes smaller so that it distributes more evenly throughout.

Get the Recipe COCONUT BUNS

Servings: 8
5 from 2 votes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • ½ cup raisins or currants
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a container. Add cold butter and rub into flour until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Add sugar, grated coconut, raisins or currants and mix well. Whisk eggs with vanilla and almond extract. Add eggs to dry ingredient and mix using a spoon to form dough.
  • On a large baking pan use spoon to drop the dough on the baking pan to make 8 equal buns.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before serving.


Author: Jehan Powell