Indulge Your Taste Buds in Sweet and Savory Bimini Bread

Are your taste buds in need of some sweet and savory indulgence? Well, you’re in luck with this delicious Bimini Bread recipe! This traditional Bahamian dish brings together the best of both worlds – the crunchy texture of toasted coconut and cornbread and the sweet richness of raisins and brown sugar. The result is a heavenly combination that’s sure to tantalize your palate.

Bimini Bread goes by many names – fry-dough, bammy, or even fry bakes – but no matter what you call it, you’re sure to find this delicacy on the menu of any Bahamian restaurant.


  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup finely chopped untoasted coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C/Gas Mark 5).
  • Combine the flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, lemon pepper, salt, and sugar in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add the raisins and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, and vegetable oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Lightly dust a baking sheet with flour and shape the dough into a flat circle about 1 inch thick. Cut the dough into 12 equal wedges.
  • Bake the wedges for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Serve warm with butter, jam, honey, syrup, or your favorite topping.

This traditionally Bahamian dish is a must-have on any Caribbean island getaway. Whether you have it on the beach with a cold beverage in your hand, or while feasting with family and friends, Bimini Bread is an all-around crowd-pleaser. The crunchy edges and sweet raisin center can be enjoyed morning, noon, and night. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!