Tasty avocado bread

California is known for many things: sun, sea, mountains, relaxed way of living. One of the specialties that this wonderful state offers is its avocados.

The avocado was introduced from Mexico to California in the 19th century, and has become a successful cash crop. About 59,000 acres (240 km2) – some 95% of United States avocado production – is located in Southern California, with 60% in San Diego County. Fallbrook, California claims the title of “Avocado Capital of the World”.

Alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and oleic acid are key fats provided by avocado. Avocados are a good source of pantothenic acid, dietary fiber, vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C.

In the exploration of this wonderful fruit and bread baking, I made avocado bread using bread machine to make the dough.

Avocado bread - dough in bread machine
Avocado bread – dough in bread machine

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 cup of smashed avocados
  • 1 pack of active yeast
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups of bread flour

Mix all the ingredients in bread machine  – dough setting. Then form the bread and leave it rise in 100F.

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Bake in 390F for 35min.

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Original recipe. Nice job. I like anything avocado so I think I might try your recipe some day.It Looks yummy 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I love avocado as well, it is so versatile 🙂

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  2. Unusual recipe for me! It must be yummy with the avocado. I’m pinning it!!

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    1. Thank you! Give it a try, the bread comes out very nice!

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      1. I like preparing bread so I’ll try it. I don’t have a bread machine but I’ll do it by hand!

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      2. Preparing by hand will work just fine as well 😉

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  3. wow! I would never think of putting avocado in an actual bread dough. How much did it inhibit the rise/prove on the bread? And how was the texture and the taste?

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    1. The taste was really good and it had a very soft texture. I would say that it is similar to making a bread based on oil (like olive oil bread). Avocado doesn’t really affect the rise of bread. Give it a try, it is a really tasty bread!

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      1. Yum! I might have to, it sounds like a perfect summer bake ☺️

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  4. I never had an avocado bread. I have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it 👍🏻😊!

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    1. Thank you! Please do give it a try, the bread turns out very tasty!

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  5. I’m going to try this recipe right now – we get a veg box delivered most weeks and when they put avocados in we struggle, as few in our house like them as they are. We’ve tried them in pasta sauce, ice cream, and thanks to your suggestion we will now try avocado bread. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You are welcome! Let me know if you like it 🙂

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      1. We just ate most of the loaf for our Sunday tea. Adapted it a bit as we don’t have a bread maker but I really liked the texture of the avocado bread and it tastes great with just butter and nothing else – will definitely be making it again. Thank you.

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      2. Thank you for sharing! I am happy you liked it!

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  6. A must try 🙂 thanks for stopping by

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  7. Hi, I prepared this avocado bread!
    I made few changes, adding coconut water and it was tasty above all when toasted.
    You can see it here: http://khadijaisinthekitchen.blogspot.ca/2016/05/pain-de-la-semaine-pain-lavocat-bread.html
    Thank you again for sharing this recipe.
    All the best,
    Khadija

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    1. It looks great! Thank you for trying out my recipe!

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  8. Jacqui says:

    Hi Kristina, Saw you on Cookies for England and would love to try this recipe. Can the loaf be baked in the bread machine as well?
    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, it definitely can be!

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  9. You can use your leftover avocado seed to grow your own plant, it’s really easy! I just did a post on my blog about it: https://greengrowblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/rapid-growth-of-abacate-avocado/?frame-nonce=a74094668f

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