Thursday, April 18, 2013

Almond Joy Bread

I love Almond Joy candy bars and knew I'd love this amazing bread ( inspiration HERE). I amped up the coconut flavor and  gave it my own spin. It turned out amazing, it was moist and had a great texture with those crunchy almonds inside. Break out your cup of coffee (or cold milk) you're gonna love this.
4 eggs
2 c sugar
3/4 c canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract
1/4 c melted unsalted butter
3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c buttermilk
1 c coconut flakes
1/2 c sliced raw almonds
1 c semi-sweet choc chips
Combine first 6 ingredients in the bowl of mixer, using the paddle attachment beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
Starting with flour mix alternating with buttermilk until it's all used. Mix until combined. Fold in coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
Now pour into your prepared loaf pans. Bake at 350º for about 1 hour and until golden. While your breads are baking, make your glaze.
Glaze:
1 c sugar
1/2 c coconut water
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp coconut extract
In a saucepan bring  everything to a boil and all the while stirring. Let in boil for about 1 minute. Turn off and use to glaze bread.
Melt some chocolate chips to drizzle over tops.
Remove loaves from oven and poke holes all over tops of warm bread.Using a pastry brush, drizzle glaze into holes and all over loaves, I used all of the glaze. Let breads cool and drizzle with chocolate. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and coconut flakes.
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swirlsandspice.com said...

This bread looks so incredibly yummy! I'll be coming up with a dairy-free adaptation soon!

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Trisha said...

These have so many of my favorite things ... must be really yum!!!

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