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Avocado Bread~ loaf, quick, like banana bread

whosinthekitchen's picture

Avocado Bread~ loaf, quick, like banana bread

Neighbor has asked for an avocado bread.  All he could tell me is his mother made it like a banana bread in a loaf pan.

Any one have a recipe?  Do I swap out the butter for avocado?  Equal amounts?

Any help is appreciated.  Thanks!

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

I think she has a beautiful avocato bread.    Try a TFL search under:  avocato bread   there are several varieties popping up.

dosidough's picture

and you get a whole list of possibilities.This one sounded interesting:

Good luck,...and Bake on!


whosinthekitchen's picture

Hi dosidough,

I did goggle.  I found some recipes but I like to see my fellow TFLers say especially on a  new angle for me.

Mini Oven sent me to Shiao-Ping's blog which I  had also previously found for a yeast risen version.


Thanks all, still searching.


Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

Sorry, something with soda or baking powder....   Why not substitute mashed ripe avocados for bananas?  and add a little more sugar...

bonnibakes's picture

I have a Haas avocado tree and am always looking for ways to use them in season. This was a nice loaf recipe I got years ago but can't remember where I got it from. Sometimes the loaf turns out to be a tan-green color, which in my opinion isn't very appealing, although it still tastes good.  Bonni

Avocado Quick Bread

2 2/3 cups sifted a.p. flour

1  1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. allspice

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 eggs

1  3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1  1/2 cups mashed avocados (about 3 medium)

3/4 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup raisins

1 Tablespoon grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon,

allspice and salt together into a bowl.  Combine butter, eggs and sugar in mixer

bowl. Beat for 2 minutes. Mix in avocados and buttermilk. Add sifted dry ingredients.

Beat for 2 minutes. Stir in pecans, raisins and orange zest. Pour into 2 greased and

floured 9x5-inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour or until loaves test done. Or, grease and

flour 4 mini-loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes.

whosinthekitchen's picture

Hey Bonni!  Thanks for taking the time to share and even in time for Thanksgiving!  I will make up a batch for my neighbor and see how it weaves with his childhood memory.  I do appreciate your time and effort to post this!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

whosinthekitchen~ Lisa

whosinthekitchen's picture

I read through a number of the recipes your link lead me to.  And bonnibakes posted a recipe as well.  I have several to choose from. Going with bonnibakes first.  We will see what my neighbor remembers once a bite hits the taste buds.

I love this community and how helpful evryone is in taking time to sort out the details.

Thanks for chiming in, Dosi.  The week of non-stop baking begins Sunday after my storytelling gig!  Have a great Thanksgiving,


whosinthekitchen's picture

your suggestion for visiting Shiao-Ping's blog.  I have to admit, I got lost in her luscious photos of her luscious breads!

Thank you for being a great participant on TFL.  I have read many of your responses and posts.  Inspiring, for sure.

Gobble-gobble to you,

whosinthekitchen~ Lisa