Coconut Rolls

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Feb 012010

These coconut rolls are yummie, it is very common in Brazil, where they are sold in the “padarias” which translate to bread stores. “Padarias” are found in every block in major cities and you can smell the bread baking during morning time.

I used my Zojirushi bread machine to make the dough. The rolls are filled with a tasty and creamy coconut filling. It is a treat as snack and even for breakfast.


½ cup milk
1 egg
1 cup bread flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup milk
¾ cup coconut flakes

1 egg to brush the rolls


Follow the instructions of your bread machine for dough setting.

After removing the dough from the bread machine, knock the dough back and rest the dough in the refrigerator overnight by wrapping the dough in plastic wrap or a container, just remember that the dough will rise throughout.

In the meantime, mix the ingredients of the filling and cook in low heat until a slightly creamy sauce. Do not over cook.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator, knock it down gently and roll it open to a rectangle of approximately 1/3 to ½ inch thick.

Spread the coconut filling on top of the dough.

Roll it and cut into 16 pieces.

Place the rolls in the pan and let it rise in a warm place for approximately 1~2 hours or until double the size.

Brush the rolls with the beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven for 15 ~ 20 minutes at 350F.

The leftover can be stored in the refrigerator and warm it up at the microwave.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

  77 Responses to “Coconut Rolls”

  1. That coconut filling looks and sounds delicious! I want some of it immediately.

  2. I have never seen coconut rolls before. Two of my children just love coconut and these would be a nice surprise for them.

  3. Oh I must try this! I love coconut. This looks so beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. oh my gosh yum! These sound way more appealing than the traditional cinnamon roll! Great recipe

  5. I am absolutely speechless – wow these look soooooo good!

  6. The filling sounds awesome! Please share those!

  7. I just saw a food show where a chef made a coconut cream pie and used coconut water in the pie crust instead of the usual water. Now I’m totally in the mood….

  8. I love sweetened coconuts!

  9. These sound so scrumptious with the coconut filling! How unique!

  10. How delicious! I am a big fan of coconut so I’m definitely bookmarking this one. Great variation on the classic cinnamon roll.

  11. These look wonderful. I’ve bookmarked the recipe and hope to try them this weekend.

  12. They look delicious! Like Norwegian cinnamon buns but in coconut form. I’m already trying tto figure out when I can make them. Thankyou! 😀

  13. ooh I love coconut! I have eaten an asian version of this roll with a sweet dough, coconut and custard in the middle – soo good 🙂 Your rolls look very mouthwatering, definitely want to try it out.

  14. Mmmhhh, heavenly! That filling is terrific!



  15. I don’t think I could go past these in the morning… lucky we don’t have any baking near us… or maybe – unlucky… 🙁

  16. oh wow these look heavenly can i have one?

  17. These look really incredible, Juliana! I would love to try one (or two 😉 ) right now!

  18. These sound fantastic! They must smell amazing as they bake too.

  19. I finally got the knack for making dulce de leche brioche (which I still haven’t posted), so why can’t I use the same recipe and your coconut filling? I’m going to try. Yummy!

  20. These look amazing!!! Utterly amazing!

  21. I absolutely love coconut in desserts, and this rolls looks delicious and easy to make.

  22. I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

  23. YUM! Those look and sound delicious.

  24. We grew up eating lots of coconuts. I love the beautiful flavour. These coconut rolls look really good. Would be so good with coffee.

  25. I am so addicted to coconut right now. These rolls look so scrumptious!! 🙂

    Love the cute hearts!

  26. wow these are gorgeous!

  27. As a coconut-lover, these sound like pillowy rolls of tropical heaven! What a concept, I can’t believe these haven’t taken off like cinnamon rolls have.

  28. Wow Juliana this is one tasty recipe! I love the coconut filling, coconut is one of my favorites so I would truly enjoy the taste. The golden yellow color is so delicious, great post.

  29. This look absolutely georgeous! Juliana, gloria

  30. I love coconut filled buns. These rolls are such a great idea, easier than filling each bun. They look delicious!

  31. Like a cinnamon roll, but only with yummy coconut inside. Even better! 😉

  32. these look better than cinnamon rolls! I think I’ll have to try making these! thanks for the inspiration!

  33. these are excellent, juliana! they might just give cinnamon rolls a run for their money as best rolled-up bread creation. delicious. 🙂

  34. Yummm! Those look wonderful! Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?

    Thanks for the recipes! Love your blog…I’ll be back lots! 🙂

  35. These are so unique and lovely sounding!!

  36. Yum! I would totally love to try these scrumptious looking coconut rolls!

  37. Oh wow. I have never seen coconut rolls. But they certainly sound divine!!!!
    Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog! Feel free to stop back by anytime

  38. Coconut buns are very popular in Malaysia. I usually make it a point to enjoy at least one a day with tea when I am home on vacation 🙂

  39. Yay for coconut! I’m so pleased that your recipe uses a bread machine – I’m not yet adept at making yeast breads by hand so this is a great help. And of course, I’m on a coconut kick! 😎

  40. Juliana
    Thanks for giving me an idea for that leftover coconut I have been staring at for far too long!
    These rolls would be so good in the morning in bed with a cup of steaming coffee!

  41. Oooooh, don’t those look fabulous! What a great idea… must try.

  42. I’ve ordered some coconut flakes for this week’s grocery delivery. I hope they arrive so that I can make these! 😀

  43. Oh wow, these look fantastic – I am drooling! My hubby is a huge coconut fan so I’ll have to make these for him 🙂

  44. Oh, man, do these look good. Coconut and rolls. What a great thing to do for company. Or for the weekend. Or for today…

  45. They look so yummy. the swirls are pretty!

  46. Simply Scrumptious! Love the step by step pictures.

  47. those look great Juliana! I would love one with my coffee right now.:)

  48. Your cinnamon rolls are gorgeous. We have an old friend who retired in Brazil. Maybe we should go and visit him.

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen Juliana. It gave me a chance to meet you and enjoy your lovely blog.

  49. UUMMMMMM!!!!! Sounds yummy!!

  50. They look like freshly baked from a bakery : ) You have done a great job! Wish I could share a piece !

  51. Your rolls turned out perfect! Great job!

  52. I have never had sweet rolls with a creamy coconut filling. It sounds amazing!

  53. i could eat an entire batch of your beautiful coconut rolls!! they are my favorite kind of rolls…i’m crazy about coconuts.

  54. This is amazing, looks so delicious!

  55. Great looking rolls! The creamy coconut filling sounds really good!

  56. Oooh waw,…your coconut rolls look so FABULOUSLY tasty!!!

    MMMMMMM,…lovely food!

  57. Interesting that they’re from Brazil. They remind me of the coconut buns sold at Chinese bakeries, which I love! Double yay because I love pull-aparts!

  58. You step by step pic make this so approachable, and a make it a must make !! They look fantastic !

  59. Wow, that looks good. My husband loves coconut. I bet he’d love these. Nice website.

  60. It’s like cinnamon rolls but better! I love coconut 🙂

  61. I am sure we would love these as we all love coconut. I don’t have a bread machine but I suppose they can still be done the traditional way.

  62. These rolls must be smelling so good! Gosh…

  63. Thank you for sharing such a unique idea! I’ve made rolls before but never with a coconut filling. But in the Philippines we used to eat bread rolls with coconut jam and I enjoyed them very much. This is a fantastic idea I must try soon.

  64. This week foodalogue is going to Brazil…..You should enter those delicious coconut rolls for the tour!

  65. Ahh! This looks absolutely amazing!

  66. I am definitely going to make these! I love baked stuff with coconut.

  67. I wish we could buy them from bakers here in the UK. They look and sound delicious.

  68. Wow, never had coconut rolls. They sound wonderful!

  69. Mmmm, these sound so good! I haven’t heard of/made coconut rolls before either, but now I certainly plan to try them 🙂 Thanks for the inspiring, yummy looking recipe.

  70. I printed out the recipe, Juliana, but I’m not seeing how long you bake them for and at what temp. I’m guessing 350 for maybe 15 minutes? Am I close?

  71. Lynn: I am sorry, somehow the temp and the time was not paste into the text…I just added to the recipe and you are absolutely right, 15~20 minutes at 350F. Hope you enjoy as much as we did 😉

  72. I was just wondering what to have for breakfast…and this would SO fit the bill 🙂

  73. I love coconut on bread… we have something similar to this and it’s called pan de coco.. i used to eat that a lot back home… I clipped your recipe for me to revive my love for pan de coco… this will be close enough.. i might use pilsburry dough… that should be ok right? thank you very much for sharing the recipe!

  74. I am so saving this:))) I love rolls! The addition of coconut is such a neat idea. Loved it!

  75. A-ha, my left over dough has a home….tomorrow morning!!!!!!!

  76. Eu amo esses pãezinhos!! Minha mãe também tem uma receita ótima!

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