baking · bread · Bread maker

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.

img_1910

Bake in 390F for 35min.

24 thoughts on “Tasty avocado bread

  1. 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!

    Liked by 1 person

      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.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s