Avocado Bread

Avocado Bread

With Dr. Oz stressing each time I turn him on about the goodness of this rather fatty green fruit, I thought I’d make something out of it other than the standard guacamole – Don’t know if I have talked about before, but after my third baby, I ended up with a rather sluggish gall bladder and it was very difficult for me to digest any fat – I ended up having violent reactions to fat esp that of avocado – which had been a staple in the house before then – One would be happy right to develop an allergy to fat – well this I can tell you friends, altho I would to lose that muffin top that constantly reminds me of my motherhood status, I would rather not have it go this way – as in developing food allergies, coz many are the discomforts that come along with allergies – Moving to Virginia first made me aware of how allergic I was to pollen, tree pollen to be precise and cats! – I did not know that – And I had the “good” fortune of being bitten by a tick and ended up with Lyme disease in 2007 – That has led to a few freakish annual appearances of swollen joints  – Don’t mean to go on about my ailments, but just saying – we deal with all kinds of unexpected issues!

But after 4 years, I have re-introduced Avocado into the home – My hubby and daughter who are the only two who like guacamole usually satisfied their cravings outside or from a dubba from WholeFoods
I thought perhaps baking it would reduce the chance of aggravating or reopening old issues –
The bread was SO delicious and I do believe this recipe is a keeper – I pretty well followed my Zucchini bread recipe and went about it in a similar way, subbing Avocados for Zucchinis. I did not add any nuts or chocolate chips which might have distracted from tasting the avocado

DID I mention that this cake was made FROM Scratch by my darling daughter? She amazed me with her precision and efficiency – Happy she is getting to an age when she can do lots of things on her own – Yes – I got me a sous chef :)

Ingredients

•    3 cups all-purpose flour
•    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
•    1 teaspoon salt
•    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
•    1 teaspoon baking soda
•    3 eggs
•    2 cups white sugar
•    1 cup vegetable oil
•    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•    3 avocados mushed
•    1 tablespoon lemon zest

 

Preparation
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Grease (2) 9 by 5-inch loaf pans.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, and continue beating until well blended. Stir in oil, vanilla, mushed up avocado, orange zest. Stir in sifted ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pans.
Bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove loaves from pans and cool.

There you have it mes amiea!

Linking this to the Bake Fest  event happening on my blog –

Skills

Posted on

May 2, 2012

37 Comments

  1. wow nice recipe Priya….use of avocado is a very interesting idea

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  2. I've never heard of avocado bread before!!! Great idea..looks great!

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  3. awesome moist bread..love avocado in any forms..nice recipe Priya :)

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  4. Sounds like a good bread, and I love the color of it too!

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  5. very tempting , nice avacado bread

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  6. looks perfect.. have to try the addition of avocado.. i am new to the fruit ..so experiments have to begin soon!

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  7. yummy n healthy bread priya…..

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  8. Interesting to use avocado in bread recipe. It has a nice greenish color. Looks soft.

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  9. delicious and soft..

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  10. that really is a healthy bread… wow, girl…

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  11. I do love adding avocado in breads, beautifully done Priya.

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  12. Healthy baking, perfectly done Priya..

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  13. What an inventive recipe. Looks excellent this bread. ciao!

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  14. What an inventive recipe. Looks excellent this bread. ciao!

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  15. Looks so good Priya, I can understand about the avocado allergy because I get mild tongue itching after I have avocado.

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  16. So unique priya !! Avocado in bread is very interesting and perfectly done !!

    Ongoing event CC:Mom’s Recipe

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  17. Love the color and texture,so yum

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  18. Bread looks too good,perfectly done!!

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  19. interesting recipe, looks awesome. would love to taste it :)

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  20. interesting recipe..must try one :)

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  21. Bread looks soft n moist …just so perfect …adding avocado is nice

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  22. Awesome recipe Priya, the method of the zuchhini bread below the ingredients for the Avocado Bread confused me for a bit but I guess you were trying to say you used the same recipe.

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  23. Lovely Bread with Avocado Priya… Looks soo soft… :)

    And, what happened next? Hope you were able to enjoy the bread without any after effects (allergies) this time.. :)

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  24. Woww… delicious and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing !!

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  25. bread and avocado nice combination
    tasty bread

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  26. I often buy avocados hoping to find something to use them in something other than guacamole…you have given me the inspiration I was looking for…thanks.

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