With coconut extract in the dough, and toasted shredded coconut in the filling and icing, they are a coconut lover’s dream! These Coconut Sweet Rolls are easy to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!
The other day I was browsing the magazine section at Costco. I never buy magazines, especially at the prices they are now, but I was really intrigued by Bake From Scratch. If you haven’t seen it, be on the lookout. It has some amazing recipes. Anyway, I held onto it the entire shopping trip trying to justify spending $12. When I finally arrived at check out and realized that my bill was shockingly less than I normally spend, I decided to treat myself, and I’m so glad I did.
One of the recipes that I loved was their Coconut Buns. I wanted to make it, but decided to use my quick, easy, and foolproof 1-hour cinnamon dough recipe instead of their bread dough recipe. I have used this dough for so many recipes including Lemon Sweet Rolls, Strawberry Buttermilk Rolls, and in the very near future, Triple Berry Sweet Rolls. The recipe is just so quick and easy that there is really no other way. While the traditional recipe calls for buttermilk, I swapped it out for some coconut milk, which resulted in the same dough. I did use Bake From Scratch’s coconut filling/icing recipe and it was fantastic.
I am not sure why, but coconut screams Easter to me. Perhaps it’s the fact that everyone uses green shredded coconut as fake grass for cakes or cupcakes or that it is used as white fur for the bunny cakes. Not that I am complaining of course, as coconut is one of my favorite flavors ever!
The rolls turned out to be everything I hoped for. Warm, gooey rolls with chewy sweet coconut. They will be perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch or for a special Sunday morning breakfast. Enjoy!