Pan de coco, literally "coconut bread" in Spanish, is a dense, cake-like bread roll.


The bread originates from the Garifuna people of the Caribbean coast located in Honduras. It's dough features coconut milk as its main ingredient, and typically does not incorporate eggs or milk.[1] [2] Despite its coconut content, the bread is not sweet and is often served with savory foods, like stews and soups. Many variations of Pan de Coco can be found in various other Latin American countries.[3]

Pan de coco
Pan de coco from the Philippines, about 4 and a half inches in diameter.
TypeBread roll
Place of originHonduras
Region or stateCaribbean
Created byGarifuna People
Main ingredientscoconut

Other versions

The bread is thought to have spread from Central America to South East Asia, via Spanish colonialists who had previously visited Honduras in the 1600s.[1] In the Philippines it is a rich sweet roll that uses sweetened shredded coconut meat (bukayo) as filling.

See also


  1. ^ a b "What Is Pan De Coco? (with picture)". Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  2. ^ Bowen, Author Lizet (2020-06-22). "Pan de Coco (Honduran Coconut Bread)". Curious Cuisiniere. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  3. ^ "Pan de coco (estilo hondureño)". Mis recetas favoritas by Hilmar. Retrieved 2021-09-09.