Updated: made them again and look at the evidence of wonder...yummmmm!!!
Adapted from Dental Wives Blog
1 cup oil
2 cup sugar
2 tsp coconut extract
3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup buttermilk (or add 1Tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk as substitute)
1 cup nuts (optional)
Mix oil with sugar, add eggs one at a time. Add coconut exract and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together...flour, baking powder, baking sode, and salt and add to wet ingredients. Mix well and add coconut flakes, buttermilk and nuts.
Grease loaf pan and fill to just over 1/2 full (makes 2 large loafs or about 5 small)
Bake at 350*F for 20-25 minutes.
Boil for 5 minutes...1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 Tbsp butter. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp coconut extract. Pour glaze over bread while still hot. Remove from pans when completely cooled.