Guyanese Coconut Buns

Guyanese Coconut Buns

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"My best friend gave me this recipe she was given while in British Guyana. You can substitute butter with margarine if the thought of a half pound of butter terrifies you :-) These are really delicious!"


servings 167 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add butter, and cut in using a pastry blender or a fork until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Add coconut, and mix just enough to blend. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.
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  1. 9 Ratings


You need butter, cinnamon, and sugar also. Plus you can add raisins or cranberries if you want to.

I really enjoyed this recipe. I made it with margarine and added 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar and it turned out great. It was tastier than the coocnut buns that we buy at the bake...

Only a light coconut taste, I prefer something stronger, sorry! I would say these are more like cookies rather than buns. Still pretty good though! Just not what I expected...

Good recipe but needs adjustment for GREAT recipe. First, the combined liquid of 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk and the extracts is way too much. This results in pancake-like buns. I used 1 egg, 1/4 cu...

I just made the recipe, but did use coconut milk and coconut extract in place of the almond. The flavor is great, but they came out flat as a pancake. I also put some in a cupcake pan, so now ...

I used coconut milk and added more coconut (about 1 1/4) and it turned out just the way my mom's coconut buns come out!! LOVE it!!

I haven't tried this recipie but I also make coconut buns. When making this recipie people shouldn't be afraid to add extra coconut or dried raisins or cranberrys. I'm sure this is a delicious r...