Pani Popo (Hawaiian Coconut Bread)

Pani Popo (Hawaiian Coconut Bread)

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"Delicious Hawaiian bread that anyone will love--even those who don't like coconut! Eat it for dessert or with any meat hot off the grill. Tastes great warm or cool."


40 m servings 194 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Coat your hands with cooking spray or shortening, and roll the dough balls in your hands so that they have a light coating. Place in the prepared dish. Set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, up to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together the coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Pour this mixture over the top of the rolls as evenly as you can.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before separating and serving.
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  1. 94 Ratings


Pani Popo ((Samoan Coconut Bread)) the name Pani Popo is Samoan and this is a SAMOAN dessert!!! Never has & never will be a Hawaiian creation. Give credit where credit is due!

This dish is SUPPOSED to be soggy on the bottom! It's meant to be a sweet, sticky dessert - that's the beauty of it. I grew up in Hawaii and all the professionals' pani popo is wet and sticky. S...

This is so yummy! I agree that the amount of rolls called for is too few (or the pan should be smaller). I used 12 rolls in a 9" x 13" with the saucy mixture called for, and it turned out wond...

We made these to cook like our homemade cinnamon rolls. Coat bottom of the pan with 1 stick of softened butter. We use 12 of the Rhodes frozen rolls. Use the sugar in the recipe to roll the dou...

ONO! I am from Hawaii and my Samoan friend makes these for me a lot. I am going to give her THIS recipe because by is better! I love Pani Popo. Mahalo!

I made this for a themed "Samoan" party we had last week and they were the best. If ever there was a more yummy, ultra simple bread to make, I don't know what it would be. I ended up making 36 a...

This was unbelievably delicious! And SO easy! I agree with other reviewers, its much better when it's soggy on the bottom, which mine was. I keep eating the leftovers as they are good cold, or r...

This is not Hawaiian. It is Samoan as are the words. Good recipe though.

My husband is Samoan and this recipe is actually a Samoan recipe not Hawaiian. I love Pani Popo as I am a coconut fanatic. Nice to see people posting Samoan recipes. Thanks for posting this reci...