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Have you ever tried something and known immediately that it was going to be one of your favorite things to eat? That’s how I feel about Barney Butter’s Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter. I’ll admit – I really wasn’t much of an Almond Butter eater until I started to loosely follow a low FODMAP diet. I was eating tons of peanut butter and finding that it was really hurting my stomach. When I learned that peanut came from the same family as beans (legumes) it sort of made sense, but still made me sad because peanut butter was my go to! I would throw it in shakes, have it on toast, bake it in oatmeal. You get the picture here.
I was pretty much forced into making the switch to almond butter… and I seriously wasn’t happy about it until I tried Barney Butter. A friend gave me a jar of their Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter as a gift one year (that’s the sort of gift you get when you’re a foodie!) and I was instantly HOOKED! Seriously… I couldn’t stop eating it with a spoon. I put it in/on everything.
When Barney Butter asked me if I was interested in being an ambassador for them last year, I was like heck YES! Gimme allll the almond butter! The sent me an amazing package with multiple jars of each of their flavors and I was so excited to start baking with all of them. This Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter Bread is the first thing I came up with, but I’ve also found a few other ways to eat almond butter…
#1 With a spoon. (Tried and true method.)
#2 In oatmeal. Seriously, if you add a tablespoon of almond butter to your oatmeal while it’s cooking it makes it SO creamy! I’m in love with the texture it adds.
#3 In sauces. I love this Almond Butter Sauce. It goes well on pretty much anything
#4 As a topping for waffles/pancakes. I melt one tablespoon of nut butter with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil for a delicious, smooth sauce that goes well on basically anything!
#5 As a mix in for my favorite ice cream
#6 As frosting for these Clean Eating Protein Donuts
I think this Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter Bread is my favorite way to enjoy it. Chocolate + coconut is such a delicious combo. I used to love Almond Joys + I this is basically like that in a healthier, bread form. I think you guys are going to love this.
I mean seriously.. LOOK at those chocolate chunks + the toasted coconut. Are you not drooling?? I know I am! I brought this to Palm Sunday Brunch for my family + they all gobbled it up! They didn’t even know it was healthy! 🙂 This would be perfect for serving on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day! (And if you’re looking for other brunch inspiration.. check out this post for 30 Healthy Brunch Recipes!)
Things we used in this recipe: Barney Butter Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter, honey, unsweetened applesauce, coconut oil, cocoa powder, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, shredded unsweetened coconut, mini chocolate chips, coconut oil spray, 9×5 baking pan
Healthy Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter Bread
- 1/2 cup Barney Butter Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Optional: coconut flakes + chocolate chunks for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
- Mix almond butter, honey, applesauce, egg whites, coconut oil and almond milk until combined
- Add in dry ingredients. Mix well and pour batter into greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 40 -45 minutes, until cake tester or toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the bread
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You can get the nutrition facts for this recipe here.