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Avocado Quick Bread Recipe

Avocado Quick Bread

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"A rich and moist spiced quick bread made with avocado. Sounds weird but it's great! This bread is moist and rich and...GREEN!"

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Original recipe makes 2 - 9x5 inch loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the mashed avocado. Stir in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk until just mixed. Fold in the chopped pecans, raisins and orange zest. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow loaves to cool in pan for at least 20 minutes before removing.
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  • Note
  • This can also be made in four mini-loaf pans, and baked for 45 minutes.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2009

Very interesting, and very, very good! I chose this recipe in the first place and decided to follow it exactly because I've come across this submitter's name several times either with her recipes or with her reviews and have always found she knows what she's doing! If Michelleca says it, I respect it and I follow it! I used this batter for muffins and baked them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. What the avocado doesn't contribute in flavor is more than made up for by what it contributes in richness and moistness. Because it is a neutral flavor the bread (or muffins in my case) picks up the flavor of whatever additions you make. In this case the orange flavor is prominent with a hint of cinnamon and spice - very pleasant. It is the addition of the orange zest, pecans and raisins that really make this extraordinarily delicious, and I would suggest not to leave any of it out. The bread is not quite green but definitely a different color. It is beautifully flecked with the pecans, nuts, raisins, and specks of orange zest and green avocado. I loved the recipe just as written but the mildness of the avocado lends this to any number of flavor or fruit variations. I topped the muffins with sparkling sugar before they went in the oven, which gave them a sweet, sparkly crunch. Once again, Michelleca, you have come up with something good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 19, 2008

Just "ok." Moist, dense, bread, pleasant enough. I cut the sugar down to 1.5 cups and found that sweet enough. Nice to use up avocado, but give me carrot quick bread any day.


125 Ratings

Sep 28, 2004

Excellent bread. I made it in a decorative bundt pan, precut it and dusted it ith a light sprinkle of powdered sugar. Crowd favorite. Try using macadamia nuts, wonderful addition. Mine came out quite green, but you can add a few drops of food coloring to achieve that if desired. If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can use 1 Tbls of vinegar in the milk.

Dec 12, 2004

I gave this recipe 5 stars not only because it tastes great (much like zucchini bread), but also because it's a terrific way to use those just-about-ready-to-toss avocados! I only had 2 avocados (equivalent to about 1 cup mashed) so I added some applesauce to extend it. Also, in keeping with the "green" theme, I used pistachios and omitted the raisins. Might be fun to make it red and green for Christmas and use dried cherries!

Mar 28, 2003

GREAT BREAD!! This recipe is fantastic. Do not let the word "Advocado" (use Haas Advocado's)scare you away from this bread. This is very sweet and for added taste I added an orange sauce and whip cream. This is a must try and if you have any reservations put them aside. Thanks for something different and exciting.

Mar 28, 2003

This idea behind this recipe intrigued me... It's a different but delicious taste- I enjoyed it a lot- added more raisins as well as some more chopped pecans- my mother did comment, however, that it tasted too much like allspice- maybe I'd lessen that if I was to make this again. It's a unique bread- one that I don't think would go unnoticed if served- I definately don't think I wasted my time making this.

May 13, 2006

This bread was such a surprise. I was of course apprehensive, (AVOCADO BREAD?!?) but had to try it after reading the reviews. Excellent. The avocado, while absent in taste, provides an excellent creamy texture. I love avocado, but you could really hardly taste it. If it's similar to anything, I'd say banana nut bread (which I actually hate), but MUCH MUCH better. It was fabulous, my mom has already finished half the loaf I made yesterday. Great warm with a little butter spread on the top!

Dec 12, 2007

I have an avocado tree in my back yard and didn't know what to do with them. Found this recipe and loved it. Made several loafs for gifts this year. Not one complaint!! In fact everyone has asked for the recipe. I did make some changes. Added more raisins and more nuts. Did not use allspice or orange zest but added more cinnamon. Making several more and freezing them for later in the year.


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 254 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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