New Recipe: Raspberry & Coconut Bread

This simple loaf has proven to be a winner and is especially perfect for afternoon tea.

The loaf is gluten, grain and dairy free as well as refined sugar free. The buckwheat flour creates a denser loaf, allowing it to slice easily. The addition of raspberries make it a taste sensation, and is sure to please any guest. 


  • 2½ cups almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon GF baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs, free range, beaten
  • ¼ cup cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine flours, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Add the Heilala Vanilla Pure Vanilla Extract, eggs, oil, rice malt syrup and ACV and mix thoroughly.
  4. Carefully fold in the berries and coconut. If the mixture is very thick, add ½ cup of water and mix thoroughly. All to sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased bread tin.
  6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  7. Best served warm.

Image by Sarah Craven Photography.


  1. Renae M

    Is buckwheat flour allowed in a LC diet?

  2. Min Benstead

    Hello Renae, please check out our previous article on buckwheat on our blog here. In this recipe we use 1 tablespoon of buckwheat flour which equates to 5g of carbs. Hope that helps!

  3. Fiona

    Is there a substitute for buckwheat flour? as I don’t have it in my pantry. Thanks

  4. Min Benstead

    Hello Fiona, you could add in 1 tablespoon of psyllium or add in additional almond flour. Either or will work fine.

  5. Barbara

    This sounds delicious
    Can I use frozen raspberries?
    Thanks for your help 😊

  6. Min Benstead

    Hello Barbara,
    You certainly can, just fold through extra gently. Enjoy.

  7. Rosie

    Turned out really well but needed 10 mins longer in the oven maybe because of the frozen berries?

  8. Rachel

    My loaf has just come out of the oven and smells delicious! Mmmmm…
    How many serves are there per loaf? Thanks!

  9. Min Benstead

    Yum, you are making me hungry!! We usually get 10-12 slices per loaf, it does depend on the size tin you use and how thick you cut it! Enjoy.

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