Pani Popo (Hawaiian Coconut Bread)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I had this once before at a church function and I had to search the internet looking for it. Anyways, I found it and because it wasn't on zaar I thought I should post it here. This was the caption on the recipe "Delicious Hawaiian bread that anyone will love - even those who don't like coconut! Eat it for desert or with any meat hot off the grill. Taste great warm or cool."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Coat your hands with cooking spray or shortening, and roll the dough balls in your hands so that they have a light coating.
  3. Place in the prepared dish. Set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, up to 2 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes before separating and serving.


Most Helpful

"Pani Popo" is actually Samoan. Not Hawaiian.

Hawaiian would be: Palaoa Niu (Coconut Bread)

Mokey January 12, 2011

CAUTION: DO NOT MAKE THIS RECIPE!!! You will never be the same again. You will wake up in the middle of the night with Pani Popo withdraws. One of the greatest desserts ever ever ever! P.S. I used precooked frozen dinner rolls, which completely eliminated the 'rise' time and significantly reduced the cook time (I think I cooked mine for about 15 minutes). SUPER easy and delicious!

Peachie Keene November 04, 2009

These were seriously addicting!! I did not use the condensed milk, but these still turned out perfect!!! There were none left!!

Meghan April 15, 2009

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