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Avocado Banana Bread

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Total Time:

30min

Cook Time:

10min

Prep Time:

20min

 Avocado Banana Bread

Classic banana bread that uses creamy Fresh California Avocado to replace shortening and oil. The result is very moist and great for breakfast, snacks, tea time or dessert, providing a good source (10% DV or more) of fiber, protein, calcium and iron.

Ingredients

Serves: 8
1/3  cup  old-fashioned oats (1 minute or regular)
cup  all purpose flour
tsp.  baking powder
tsp.  baking soda
tsp.  cinnamon
1/2  tsp.  salt
2/3  cup  mashed ripe, Fresh California Avocado*
3/4  cup  (packed) brown sugar*
  Eggs
cup  mashed very ripe bananas*
1/2  cup  chopped walnuts, optional
1/4  cup  buttermilk

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan with nonstick foil and lightly grease the bottom only.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Combine dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  4. Beat mashed avocado and brown sugar together using an electric mixer until creamy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in mashed bananas, then walnuts and dry ingredients.
  7. Stir in buttermilk and beat just until buttermilk is incorporated.
  8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Test with a toothpick.

Serving Suggestion: Sprinkle cooled bread with powdered sugar, if desired.

Beverage Pairing: Hot tea or cold milk.

*Recipe Notes: For a sweeter bread, increase brown sugar to 1 cup; for a denser bread also add 1/4 cup avocado or vegetable oil and increase baking time as needed. One large avocado will yield about 2/3 cup mashed avocado. Two small bananas will yield about 1 cup mashed banana.

**Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

(Without Walnuts): Calories 240; Total Fat 6 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 3.5 g); Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 340 mg; Potassium 329 mg; Total Carbohydrates 44 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 24 g; Protein 5 g; Vitamin A 24 mcg; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 120 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 82 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06 g.

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 10%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%

(With Walnuts): Calories 290; Total Fat 11 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 4.5 g, Mono 4 g); Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 340 mg; Potassium 361 mg; Total Carbohydrates 45 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars 24 g; Protein 6 g; Vitamin A 24 mcg; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 127 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 89 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.73 g.

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 10%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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