This Almond Joy Banana Bread is loaded with lots of chocolate, almonds, and coconut. Such a fun way to use up those ripe bananas on the counter.
(photos updated February 2016)
I can’t seem to stop buying bananas. It is probably safe to say they are my favorite fruit.
Every single time we are at the store and they have the “baking” bananas super cheap, we come home with at least 6 or more bunches + some green ones to eat right away.
Most of the baking bananas get peeled, chopped, and frozen right away for smoothies. But I usually set aside at least 4 ripe bananas…you know to get really good and dark. Pin this recipe for later.
To get the best flavor in your baked goods, the bananas have to be dark…not spotty…like black dark.
They totally gross me out when I am peeling them, but I love the way they make bread and muffins taste.
The idea for bananas and almond joy had been swirling in my head for awhile.
Coconut is a huge addiction for me. I love to add it to everything. It has found its way into cookies, bars, and cheesecake.
My kids don’t even bat an eye anymore when they taste the coconut in stuff! One point for mom in that category. It totally proves that if you keep offering the same food to your kids, eventually they will eat it and maybe even like it.
One of my favorite candies are those little Almond Joy bites. Kind of like an M&M’s candy but full of coconut flavor.
As I was was munching on a few of them, I thought that it would be fun to mix banana bread and my candies together. If I can make Java Twix Banana Bread, why not Almond Joy banana bread?
Of course the first batch of bread from years ago, had spots of blue all over it from those little candies. You can imagine the amount of comments I got about mold and bread. So…I made the almond joy banana bread again without the candies.
The bread still has an intense coconut and almond flavor, just no candy. Now who wants to help me devour a loaf?
Addicted to Almond Joy like me?
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