Avocado Bread

This easy and delicious quick bread uses avocado instead of butter or oil, giving it a subtle but distinct flavor and a dose of healthy fat. Try it for breakfast or as a snack.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray, for the loaf pan

2 cups all-purpose flour (see Cook's Note)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 ripe large avocado

1 teaspoon lemon juice

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup half-and-half

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Thoroughly mash the avocado with the lemon juice in a large bowl. Add the sugar, half-and-half, vanilla and egg and whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the flour mixture and stir until incorporated. 
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)