Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Crescent Braid

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This Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Crescent Braid recipe is the result of combining two heavenly flavors together. This recipe is a sweet pastry with coconut and cream cheese filling and crushed pineapple bits. Some flavors like pineapple and coconut are married for life. They go so well hand in hand that it is impossible to go wrong when you bake dessert recipes with these two ingredients. This delectable crescent braid recipe is so flavorsome that you'll remember the taste for days. Pineapple is also an excellent fruit to play with in dessert recipes because of its natural sweetness that’s succulent and full of flavor. Apart from the nutritional value of pineapple, this dessert tastes wonderful and is one of the best dessert recipes. This Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Crescent Braid recipe is one of the fancy but easy desserts to make for brunch, breakfast or as a side with coffee or tea.

Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness that adds a distinct flavor to desserts. For a healthy option, use unsweetened coconut in dessert recipes. You can find unsweetened coconut flakes at any health food store. You could even make unsweetened coconut flakes right in your kitchen to get the maximum health benefits of coconut flakes nutrition. Just throw coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a course texture. Coconut flakes nutrition plays a vital role in promoting lauric acid to the body, which is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Besides the several health benefits that come from unsweetened coconut flakes nutrition, it is also low in carbs. In this recipe, you can substitute the regular milk with thick coconut milk to keep the flavors authentic.

Always remember to avoid overbeating the cream cheese when preparing the filling for this recipe. Once the cream cheese reaches a smooth consistency, do not beat it any further to prevent it from turning runny. Go ahead and place your favorite nuts on top of the dough before you put them in the oven to give that crunchy twist. You could also dust the bread with cinnamon or cocoa once its baked to give a fresh whiff of flavor in this recipe.The nutritional value of pineapple mainly comes from the enzymes present in the pineapples, which have been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and digestive aid. Pineapples are also rich in vitamin C and A. For the best quality of pineapples, always look for Costa Rica- or Hawaii-grown pineapples. Did you know that in Hawaii Pineapples are also used to make wine.Thank you to Melissa Sperka at the Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen food blog for sharing this Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Crescent Braid recipe with us. Do visit Melissas’s blog for more recipes that are fancy but easy desserts to make for any occasion. This Crescent Braid recipe is a special dessert you can make for family and friends. Treat yourself and the loved ones to this much deserving pineapple dessert recipe!**

Nutrition Facts for: Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Crescent Braid From Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Ingredients: Can crescent rolls, butter, sweetened flaked coconut, granulated sugar, honey, milk, cream cheese, crushed pineapple, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, egg, almond extract.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 15 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 106, Calories from Fat 78, Total Fat 8.7g 13%, Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%, Cholesterol 37mg 12%, Sodium 72mg 3%, Potassium 44mg 1%, Carbohydrates 5.5g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 4.3g, Protein 1.8g, Vitamin A 6%,Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

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