Avocado Banana Bread

5 from 3 votes
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Avocado Banana Bread is banana bread made even better with avocados! This bread is healthier than normal banana bread because it has no butter but all of that banana bread flavor you love.

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I seriously cannot believe that a little over two years ago I thought I hated avocados. I had never tried one and was grossed out by the green and even the mere thought of eating one.

Now I just regret all those years of avocado-free life. Think of all the food I could have eaten! All the treats I could have made!

It’s a little crazy how much the 180 degree turn is. I mean, now I simply cannot live without avocados. I see them in the store and I envision what I will make.

Funny enough, I hardly ever use them in savory cooking, except to mash them with some salsa for tacos and chips. No, when I see an avocado now, all I think about is dessert, baking, and how I can sneak the green fruit into more of them so that I can brainwash you all and finally get you to try sweet avocado treats.

This banana bread popped into my head last week. I love banana bread. I love avocados. Why not marry them?

OMG people. Favorite. Avocado. Baked Good. EVERRRRR.

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I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. I’ve been killing myself trying to find the perfect avocado brownie recipe, and all the while this bread was waiting to be made.

Avocados and bananas are a great pairing. If you search on Pinterest at all, so many recipes will come up with those two ingredients.

For those of you who are still on the fence about avocado in dessert, note that the banana flavoring, as it often does, overpowers anything else. The avocado is there to reduce the amount of unhealthy fat in the recipe, and up the health factor. Did you know that avocados are on the heart healthy list for the American Heart Association? Less butter + more avocado means this bread is better for you! While this Avocado Banana Bread isn’t vegan, it is lighter than a regular bread.

And it’s SO much moister than regular banana bread!

Avocado Banana Bread is an easy banana bread recipe that substitutes avocado for butter, making it a healthier bread recipe!

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Does anyone else get shivers of anticipation looking at that picture? Seriously, #Ihaveaproblem.

Avocado has so many health benefits that I try to use it in place of butter whenever I’m craving it. Sure, avocado is full of fat, but it’s a better, healthier fat, and it’s definitely better for you than butter.

By making this bread I learned that you can make banana bread better for you by substituting avocado for the butter. I start this recipe with my mom’s banana bread and then I added chocolate chips.

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We devoured this bread. Even Jordan loved it and asked to have it for breakfast. If you know Jordan at all, you know that’s one of the highest endorsements anything can get.

Chocolate and avocados go so well together. I decided to top the bread with chocolate because, well, if I can have chocolate for breakfast I’m a happy girl. I reduced the amount of sugar in the bread itself to account for the chocolate, but if you want to leave it off, the bread will be just find with the sugar called for.

The center of this avocado banana bread, as you can see, is super (pardon the word) moist. It’s rich and thick and stayed fresh for a few days, on the counter, wrapped haphazardly in plastic wrap.

I ate it for breakfast with some walnut butter on top. Best breakfast ever!

I WILL be making this again. Soon.

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Avocado Banana Bread

Avocado Banana Bread is an easy healthier banana bread recipe! Substitute avocado for butter and you have some of the best banana bread ever!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 8 slices
Serving Size 1 slice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado about 2 avocados
  • 2 brown spotted bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Place avocados in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar to the bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.
  • Place the bananas, eggs, milk, vinegar, and baking soda to the food processor. Pulse until liquefied.
  • Pour half of the banana mixture into the butter mixture with 1 cup of flour and mix until just combined. Repeat with the rest of the liquid and flour. Do not overmix!
  • Pour into prepared pan. Top with chocolate chips and bake about 40-50 minutes, until it’s browned on the top and a toothpick comes out only with slight crumbs (or clean). Cool at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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Be sure to check out other banana bread recipes I love, like Snickerdoodle Banana Bread, 4-ingredient Flourless Banana Bread, or Blueberry Coconut Banana Bread!

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  1. When I try a recipe that calls for 1 cup of sugar, I either leave it out entirely or use only half of what is called for. I am on a low sugar and NO dairy diet (unfortunately) so I look for recipes that don’t require dairy products that make me sick.

  2. I was concerned with the density of this recipe from the pictures posted with the recipe so did a little research. Using an electric mixer, I creamed two avocados (small) with the sugar, (Omitted all butter) and added 1/4 cup sour cream, the eggs and vanilla to that. In another bowl, I mixed the dry ingredients. I then combined the dry ingredients into the wet. Barely stirred using a wooden spoon and then put them in a prepared loaf pan. It came out beautifully.

  3. Would it work to add a few blueberries to this recipe? Thx!
    PS. I made this as my son’s 2nd bday cake (just 4 in the family so loaf size was perfect) and used almond butter and some cream cheese icing to decorate it into a road and construction site themed cake. The kids loved it. Especially since it was the kind of cake that I even let them eat the next morning for breakfast. Little did they know how healthy it was (also cuz I skipped out on the chocolate chips on top hehe).

  4. Thank you so much. Made these today, had an avo that just turned bit brown and over ripe bananas,put them in a muffin pan and added slivered almonds to mixture and top, family love them. Taste amazing..

  5. I made this today, I love baking with avocados and have been waiting for the right moment to try a banana bread recipe. This one is amazing! I used one regular sized avocado and coconut sugar instead of cane sugar. I also used peanut butter chips instead of choc chips because that’s what I had and figured peanut butter goes well with banana. It’s nice on the top, but in the middle seemed to take longer to bake. But the taste is amazing, and it’s not dry at all! I can’t wait to bake and work with it again!

  6. I added shredded coconut and omitted the chocolate! Somehow the idea of chocolate and avacado did not appeal but coconut- mmmmmm- delish!