Almond Joy Bread

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
¾  cup canola oil
¼ cup melted unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sweetened coconut
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment,  beat ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift and combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. Starting with the flour mixture alternate flour, buttermilk, flour, buttermilk and flour…in that order. Mix until just combined, like you would if you were making muffins.
  4. Fold in coconut, chocolate chips and almonds.
  5. Pour into two loaf pans or 8 mini loaf pans that have been greased and floured. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
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