I made this bread and also used canola oil - as I am highly allergic to coconut anything. Because of what the other reviewer said, I added an additional 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 cup of chopped dates and of course the vanilla. I also used regular whole milk. With those "tweaks" it was the hit of the pot luck I took it too.
I didn't have any coconut oil, so I used canola. I also added the vanilla as suggested in the text. It was very easy to make. I really enjoyed the texture and moistness of the bread but flavor-wise it was just ok. Maybe next time I'll throw in some nuts or mini chocolate chips. I'd also be willing to try the coconut topping just to jazz it up a bit.