Moist Avocado Bread

    Moist Avocado Bread


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    About this recipe: This quick bread is delicious. Think of it as banana bread, but with avocado. It's a great way of getting more monosaturated fats into your diet. Enjoy thickly sliced.

    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 325g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 375g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 350g mashed ripe avocado
    • 175g buttermilk
    • 80g pecans, chopped
    • 80g raisins
    • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23x13cm loaf tins. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of 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 tins.
    3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Allow loaves to cool in pan for at least 20 minutes before removing.

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