Sunday, 11 January 2015

Avocado Whole Wheat Bread

This is just not an another bread. This is very unique in two ways. First, this recipe is a brain child of mine. Secondly, This bread was baked with very little fat (from Butter / Oil)

In Tamil Nadu, Avocado is known as Butter Fruit. When I used to make avocado protein shake for my son, I realized avocado consistence is pretty close to soft butter. Hence, thought of substituting avocado for butter.

Earlier, I used avocado in cookies (Avocado Chocolate Cookies) and I am quite satisfied with the end product. But, in bread……..?  Unlike cookie, bread needs to be soft, sponge and moist. The fats (from butter / oil) are responsible for these characteristics. 

By experimenting with avocado, I gained confidence and decided to bake bread with (my last) avocado left in the fridge. (After scooping the fruit, I had thrown the skin. Thinking I won’t post this here. Because, not sure about the end product / result. Hence, I do not have any avocado or even a skin for photograph) 

Needless to say, the bread came beyond my expectations and very glad to share with you.
Ingredients: 1 big avocado (pitted) and mashed      ;      1 cup of warm low fat milk     ;    3 tbsp. of olive oil        ;       4 tbsp. of sugar     ;     2 tsp of instant yeast    ;     3/4 tsp of salt    ;      3 cups of whole wheat flour

Procedure :  In bowl add warm milk, sugar, yeast, salt and mix it well. 

Now, add oil, mashed avocado and mix with the yeast mixture. Now, add flour little by little to the mixture to form soft and sticky dough. 

Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth for about 1 ½ hour or until double in size. Gently deflate the dough and roll into a loaf pan and cover with a damp cloth for about another hour. 

Transfer the loaf pan into a pre-heated oven and bake at 180°c for 40 min or till done. Finally brush with melted low fat butter for brown crust.


  1. You are a great cook my dear. Perfect baked whole wheat bread. I have bookmarked this recipe. I am gonna try this recipe for sure. Very healthy and nice. :)

  2. Delicious!! i too use avocado in shakes but bread.. must say very innovative and brilliant.. bookmarked this recipe, will give it a try soon

  3. Awesome, never imagined of Avocado in a bread...I also like the idea of you using whole wheat in breads.. Great Bake....

  4. What is whole wheat flour ? Is it all purpose flour or flour used to make rotis .

    1. The whole wheat flour contain including the bran, germ and endosperm of wheat. the flour used to make rotis is made of only wheat grain, if it refined then it becomes All purpose flour,(know as Maida.

  5. Very innovative, healthy bread. Bookmarked.

  6. Healthy avacado infused bread, perfectly done!!!

  7. wow they are ver many days it can be stored at room temperature ?

  8. Healthy bread...I have a ripe avacado in my fridge...going to give it a try!!

  9. awesome & healthy bread.........nice way use avocado.