How to Make the Vintage Avocado Bread That’s All Over TikTok

You don’t need to add butter or oil to make this quick bread.

March 11, 2022
@bdylanhollis Avocado IN the bread? #baking #vintage #cooking #avocado ♬ original sound - B. Dylan Hollis

Smearing avocado over a fresh piece of bread, in all of its variations, has become an extremely popular food choice, especially on TikTok. Putting avocado inside that fresh bread was simply not on our minds, until a recipe for a peculiar green bread from 1973 was unearthed by TikTok user @bdylanhollis, and exploded onto our feeds this week.

The recipe uses avocado to make a quick bread with the oils from the avocado as the only fat in the bread. That means no added butter or oil necessary. This allows the bread to have that great fluffy texture with a faint but satisfying undertone of avocado. Like all quick breads, it yields a denser texture than a yeastier bread. However, that won’t take away from any of its flavor.

When we watched this video, we were a bit skeptical, too. So we spoke to Food Network Kitchen recipe developer, Amanda Neal, for some culinary perspective. If you’re looking to try this recipe for yourself, be sure to keep these tips in mind.

Food Network Kitchen’s Avocado Bread

Food Network Kitchen’s Avocado Bread

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Make Sure the Avocados Are Ripe

This recipe calls for two ripe avocados, and while in some recipes every step does not have to be perfectly adhered to, this one does. This is because all of the benefits of the avocado’s oils are less likely to work if they are not perfectly ripe. It will also make it particularly hard for you to mix the avocados into the bread’s other ingredients if they are not yet soft.

Don’t Skimp On Sugar

While this recipe calls for no additional oils or butters, it still requires three-quarters of a cup of sugar. If you’re thinking of cutting down on that sweetener intake, don’t. Bread requires a certain amount of sugar – without it, it will not be able to retain moisture while baking.

Experiment With It

While this recipe includes all the components needed to make this bread, it is still its most basic form. Add different flavors, like cinnamon or banana into your avocado bread. Sprinkle a drizzle of honey over your avocado bread after toasting it. The possibilities are endless.

While at first the name may sound shocking, avocado bread can be a great way to create a healthier bread with a unique flavor. Don’t forget to check out Food Network Kitchen’s own avocado bread recipe.

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