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Coconut Rock Buns

Coconut Rock Buns - super easy and crunchy hard exterior buns with a surprisingly light and chewy interior. Best served as snacks or breakfast with warm coffee or hot choco!Adapted from http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/coconut-rock-buns-recipe/
Course Snack
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword coconut bread, coconut buns, quick and easy
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 - 10 buns
Calories 333kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 2 cups all purpose flour sifted
  • 1-2 teaspoon grated orange
  • ½ cup butter diced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, whisk or sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, grated orange, nutmeg and salt
  • Work in the butter just until the mixture is unevenly crumbly; it's OK for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated. Stir in the raisins and coconut flakes
  • Whisk together eggs and vanilla
  • Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holds together (like a ball)
  • Put dough on floured surface, and pat (gently!) with your hands only.
  • Fold dough over on itself about 5 times, and then gently press down.
  • Shape into 8 – 10 rocks or you may use a cookie cutter. Sprinkle with demerara sugar.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Remove, let it cool and serve


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.1mg