Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Avocado Wheat Bread

This morning I woke up to no electricity due to some terrible thunderstorms in Houston.


First thing I thought of...how am I supposed to upload my pictures so I can blog today? How long can my iPhone battery last to give that lifeline to Twitter updates and my morning blog readings?

I think you all understand since the whole country is having some kind of weather issues today. My mom in St. Louis had her work close for only the second time since opening in 1955! I wish I could see the blizzard, you know from the inside of a warm and toasty house though.

So, if you are stuck inside today, that is the best time to turn on the oven and start baking! This quick bread is super easy and provides a hearty breakfast option!


Avocado Wheat Bread

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar substitute (splenda)
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 medium ripe avocados, pitted and mashed
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt
2 eggs
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease bottom and sides of a 9x5 loaf pan. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; whisk till combined. In a large mixing bowl, combine avocados, yogurt, eggs, olive oil, and vanilla; beat on low till well combined. Slowly add-in dry ingredients to avocado mixture beating only till combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan and even out the top. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick entered in center of bread comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 5 minutes, then cool completely on metal rack.

Now if you don't like talking about improper things at the dinner table, then close your eyes...this bread batter looks like a disgusting color of baby poo! I was pretty turned off thinking, "how could this taste good?", but after slicing it open it looked and smelled way more appetizing. After I slathered on a Paula Deen serving healthy amount of butter onto this toasted bread it was delicious. It has the texture of a wheat banana bread, but the flavoring of creamy avocados. If you have never had avocado in bread, you definitely need to try this. If you are turned off by sugar substitute, it is exactly that a substitute for the real thing, so feel free to use that good 'ole granulated cane sugar!


Besides the butter on top, this was a great way to start out my day, that is after the power came back on!

Happy Baking!

P.S. I was just kidding about the Twitter lifeline thing...I'm just new...not addicted...you know...right?

49 comments:

  1. This sounds wholesome and delicious! Butter on top is allowed for healthy recipes :)

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  2. This looks so interesting! I'll be saving this recipe:-)

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  3. I understand the Twitter lifeline. All kidding aside. Lol. Sometimes I just read other tweets to feel in touch with the non-work world.
    So sorry about all the bad weather! But that bread looks delicious.

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  4. wow, i had no idea the weather was so bad everywhere. i knew it was bad in the n.east but wow, i'm surprised. but seriously, this bread looks awesome. i never would have thought to put avocado in bread. it looks fantastic though! good job.

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  5. Very interesting... Will try this.. http://bhalokhabo.blogspot.com

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  6. I've never heard of avocado in bread(well, besides one cake recipe). Looks good! I'm surprised it's not more green.

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  7. I like the looks of this bread! At first I thought it odd to have avacado but then I realized it must add moisture and richness to the bread....must find some avacadoes and give this one a try!

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  8. Hey, that looks so good! Thanks for the friend add on FoodBuzz. It's always cool to meet other bloggers!

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  9. Very interesting! Hubby is already making all kinds of plans about what do do with this bread, sandwiches and stuffings...

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  10. I've never tried avocado in my bread, but I'm intrigued!

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  11. I soooo can not wait to make this bread, it sounds amazing!!! Really looks like a wonderful bread for any meal, or snack, love that!
    Take care,
    Terra
    www.cafeterrablog.com

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  12. I'm super excited about this bread. I'm even more excited that it's not snowing here :)

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  13. What a healthy loaf, great for a wonderful morning breakfast.

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  14. this looks very moist and hearty, a perfect breakfast bread!

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  15. What a great sounding bread. Avocados don't get enough credit for the wonderful addition they are to baked goods.

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  16. I love the look and sound of this!! Bookmarking :)

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  17. You had me at avocado. Yummy! I too was happy when our power came back on that morning. Itty bitty was so happy to finish watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse without being interrupted. Just wanted to let you know that I am hosting a Culinary Smackdown Battle and would love for you to check it out and participate if you are interested: http://imapretendchef.blogspot.com/2011/01/culinary-smackdown-battle-hand-held.html

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  18. I've never baked with avocados before, but I bet they yield and incredibly delicious, moist bread. This looks wonderful, Debbie!

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  19. healthy good for a breakfast or snack

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  20. mmmmm...Avocado + Carbs = AWESOME!! Cant' wait to try this!

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  21. Bet the smell was delicious. Looks good just need to go and get my cup of tea!

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  22. This is perfect because we have a mountain of avocados and you can only make so much guacamole! Thanks for this & congrats on top 9!!

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  23. I somewhat wish there was snow on the ground here in Louisville. Instead, it's just REALLY windy and REALLY cold. Not a good combination if you ask me. But this bread... that's a different story! I'd have trouble not eating the whole loaf!

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  24. Congrats on the Top 9 today!!! I've never used avocados in baked good, but yours looks so good, there is always a first time.

    You can check out photos of Snowmageddon in Chicago on my blog, 24" of snow. and today it is -10 below!

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  25. This sounds great! Can't wait to try it. Congratulations on the Top 9!!!!

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  26. I've never had avocado bread, but your recipe is really tempting me, especially with that Greek yogurt in it... I think I might consider trying it out really soon :)

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  27. Yum yum!!! It´s already evening in Dubai but i´m buying woleweat flour tomorrow and baking this!!!

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  28. I just bookmarked this for my next weekend away in VT. Just the kind of thing to make after a snowshoe outing when we are hungry!

    Jason

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  29. Mmmm! This looks amazing! Dense and delicious!

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  30. Oh now that has to be good ... yogurt plus avocados ... that's brilliant!

    Congrats on Top 9!!!

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  31. Avocados in bread!?! I'm so intrigued--can't wait to try this!

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  32. What a neat quick bread. The avocado is such a neat ingredient...and I wouldn't have thought to use it. Yum!

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  33. Hey, congrats on being a top 9 today on FoodBuzz! This recipe sounds amazing and I'd love to try it soon. Avocados are on sale at WF's so I'll be stoppig by there!

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  34. Oh my ! This looks so good! I've been meaning to use 2 avocodos I have and this is right up my alley.

    I did bake muffins with Avocodos one - at Christmas time - I called them "Green Grinch Muffins" ! :)

    Interesting ingredient to use in bread - different texture but a great source of fat right?!

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  35. This looks marvelous! My neighbor has an avocado tree and I can pick from it at any time. I'm always looking for new ways to use them.....one can make only so much guacamole. We are one the few places in the country with gorgeous weather today (Florida)....off to the beach!

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  36. im drooling over the pics! this sounds really yummyyy

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  37. OMG, its the first time I see your blog (because of foodbuzz :)) and I must say that bread is DIVINE!!! I cant wait to get back from my business trip to make it, thank you so much for sharing!!!! :)

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  38. avocado bread sounds pretty darn good! I bet it was so very moist and tasty!!
    Congrats on your top 9 today!
    Dennis

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  39. Congrats on top 9! This would be a perfect breakfast for my 4 yr.old and 1 yr. old! I don't want to give them artificial sweeteners, do you think I could use 1/2 c. brown sugar? I can't wait to try this : )

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  40. That is so cool....where did you find this recipe...or did you come up with it yourself?

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  41. I've never heard of avocado in bread before - this looks delicious, and I have some avocados waiting to be used...

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  42. I bet this is really good for your skin too! Thanks for sharing! And congrats on making Top 9 again!!

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  43. hey! i'm gonna try your bread tomorrow! super excited! i made a calorie chart for this after researching all of the ingredients. i was so curious about the nutritional info. you can see it here: http://www.blogilates.com/post/3102423559/avocado-wheat-bread-2-cups-whole-wheat-flour-1-2

    any ideas for adding in more protein and fiber? i was thinking whey protein but that would add cals too. looks DELISH!!!!

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  44. Want to try this but am wondering about the pan. Did you really use a 9x13 pan? The pic looks like the loaf came from a regular loaf pan (9x5?)

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  45. Apparently I did something terribly wrong. I just made this and had to throw it out. Yuck!

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  46. Oh wow this sounds cool! I'll have to modify it but maybe I'll try it!

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