Almond & Cranberry Coconut Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Directions

Place coconut and almonds in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in.
pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted,
stirring occasionally. Cool.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
yogurt and extract until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder,
salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with
cream of coconut, beating well after each addition. Fold in the cranberries, coconut and almonds.
Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at
350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices
each).

 Almond & Cranberry Coconut Bread
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