Sunday, July 10, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Avocado Banana Bread

Before I blab further, I will introduce my Secret Recipe Club blog this month: Making Miracles with Rebekah. Rebekah has lived a fantastically interesting life--enjoying her own children and family and being a surrogate mom to four other little girls. She's traveled the world and enjoys a lot of the same foods I do--quick, family friendly, and delicious. (Note: I'm also itching to try this casserole.)

I think that today's recipe perfectly showcases that. And it's barely even green. Greenness was one of my main concerns when I found this recipe. I knew that it would be my soul recipe regardless, but if it came out bright green I knew it wouldn't have a prayer with the minions. It's only just vaguely tinted, so no one was the wiser. I got my soul mate food and the kids spared me from eating the whole darn thing.

It's delicious, beautiful, healthy (if a little on the sweet side), moist, and a perfect summer breakfast. Especially if you've got those spotty summer bananas.

Avocado Banana Bread
adapted from Making Miracles
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 65 minutes
Cost: $2.05 ($2.90 with chocolate chips)
flour: .50, sugar: .15, bananas: .25, avocado: .50 (aldi price), honey: .40, oil: .15, eggs: .20, chocolate chips: .85

2 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 C (about 2) very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 C (about 1) avocado, mashed
1/4 C honey
1/2 C oil
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 C chocolate chips, optional

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a loaf pan.

Combine dry ingredients (unless you're too lazy for words, like me. Then you throw them in at the end, drag a fork through them, and hope for the best.)

Mash bananas and avocado. Then beat it to get it a little smoother. Blend in honey, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

Stir in the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips if using.

Bake for 60-75 minutes (mine took 64 on the dot).

Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, then turn out of the pan and allow to cool further.



  1. I would never have thought to add avocado to banana bread. Genius.

  2. I cannot wait to try this. Yum. Avocados are the new bananas.

  3. I knew you could bake with avocados but I had no idea how it would turn out. This looks great and like a perfect way to sneak some extra healthiness for picky eaters (aka my husband)

  4. Quick, family friendly, and delicious sounds like the perfect recipe for me! I haven't seen an avocado banana bread before, but this one sure looks delicious! :)

  5. You might be surprised! My minions would not touch spinach with a 10-foot pole, but they will eat bright green spinach muffins and smoothies. I am always amazed at that!

  6. So glad you were able to give this one a try - I was so surprised and happy with how it came out when we tried it. So moist!

  7. Oh I wish I would have had this recipe a couple of weeks ago when I had a ripe avocado to use up. Yummy!

  8. It was so delicious! You must all try it.

  9. It sounds great and I'm sure no one would ever guess it had avocado in it!

  10. Love the green bread, looks fresh and delicious!



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