Before you freak out on me and say “Oh my gosh what the heck are you doing?”. You have to hear me out. I swear if you make this bread it taste EXACTALLY like banana nut bread! Only difference is it has a light green tint to it. Perfect way to sneak in some more healthy items in the kids food and they will never know the difference. If they are turned off by the color make it around Halloween and it’s a spooky treat. I loved playing guess that ingredient with my mom and husband. The bread is really good served warm with a little butter on top! Yummy!! Please do give this one a try even though it may sound a little strange.

Avocado Bread
(Adapted from Judy Gorman’s Vegetable Cookbook by Judy Gorman)

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2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup mashed avocado (1 medium avocado)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend thoroughly.

In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and avocado.

Stir in the buttermilk.

Add to the dry ingredients and blend well.

Stir in the pecans.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yield: 1 loaf

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