This recipe began as California Avocado Orange Bread, and boy do I love all those ingredients, being that I’m a Californian at heart!
It was a brilliant recipe from Sharon Tyler Herbst in her phenomenal bread cookbook called “Breads” by HP books.
I made the substitutions outlined.
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar or honey
- 2 teaspoons orange peel for added orange flavor
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup mashed avocado
- 2 tablespoons walnut oil or avocado oil
- 3/4 cup orange juice or 3/4 cup Constant Comment tea brewed double strength with two tea bags
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts or granola.
Mix all ingredients early in a KitchenAid mixer or other sturdy mixer. Or you can mix by hand using Pioneer Woman’s awesome wood handled silicone spatula that’s really sturdy and long.
I like using Baker’s joy to Simply spray in my loaf pans because no matter if I’m using a bundt pan or whatever kind of pan I use, it never sticks. But if you don’t have that you can simply grease the pan with nonstick spray.
Mix thoroughly and then put in a large loaf pan and in one small casserole dish and bake about 50 minutes to 55 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit.
I substituted 2 tablespoons avocado oil for 2 tablespoons walnut oil in the recipe, and I added 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
In place of the one egg I added two egg whites instead.
In place of the walnuts I added 1 cup my homemade granola, but by all means add the walnuts to make this heart healthy bread even better for you.
I didn’t have the oranges to get the orange peel and juice and instead brewed double strength Constant Comment Tea that has orange peel as one of the flavor components and cinnamon and warm spices.
I made a cup of tea for myself with the tea bags after I measured the 2/3 cup of double strength tea.
This bread must be eaten as soon as possible after baking. Unlike butter, it does not have as long keeping qualities and will dry up quickly. That’s something you find out after you do it. Making the recipe subbing and honey would also increase the moistness of the bread too.
The recipe was a test to see if I really could bake substituting avocado for butter in recipes.
The original recipe that I adopted mine from wasn’t made with butter at all.
I used half an avocado that I had on hand, which has a healthy amount of saturated fat and tons of vitamins that are good for you, fiber, and so is the Artisan avocado oil that I used.
All the other ingredients in the proportions are the same.
Chopped dates would add additional sweetness and moistness to the bread too.
If you like, ice with cream cheese icing.
some other great things to know about the beautiful avocado are….
- each avokado has 2.2 g of protein 12.8 G carbohydrate 240 calories 5 G fiber 9 mg vitamin C 728 mg potassium 3 mg vitamin A.
- Vitamin E content is very high it boost the immune system.
- Lutein helps protect against eye cataracts and age-related degeneration of the retina.
- High monounsaturated fat helps lower cholesterol.
- Good source of magnesium for healthy heart.
Informational photos from Pinterest.
Written & compiled by Paulette L Motzko.
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August 27th, 2018.
Nutritional source from Superfoods: 50 Best Foods to Change Your Life by Parragon Inc.
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Recipe and images marked PLM Studios by Paulette L Motzko photographed and created by Paulette L. Motzko.
Copyright August 2018.