Avocado, Cranberry, and AlmondĀ Loaf

March 7, 2011


Author Notes: There seems to be a surplus of avocadoes lately in Switzerland and this is my go-to recipe to make sure they get eaten. It is neither too sweet nor too savory, and goes well with a cup of tea or with some melted butter on top. yella

Makes: 8 - 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ripe avocadoes, mashed
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then mix in the mashed avocado. Stir in the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk until just mixed. Fold in the chopped almonds and cranberries.
  3. Bake in loaf pan in preheated oven for 50 min to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean. Let cake sit for at least 15 minutes before serving. Reheat in the oven if you wish to serve it warm.

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Reviews (7) Questions (0)

7 Reviews

aargersi June 18, 2012
This is so smart! Love it! It's funny to read about surplus avos in Switzerland - we tend to think of them as a Mexico thing
 
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yella June 20, 2012
haha yea, its kind of weird but there is a time every year when suddenly ripe and delish avocados are everywhere in this funny little country...How can a girl resist?
 
Synky April 5, 2012
Made this tonight! Great recipe! I didn't have dried cranberries so I used dried tart cherries. Also used kefir instead of buttermilk. Came out amazing, not too sweet, just right!
 
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yella April 18, 2012
I'm so happy you enjoyed it!
 
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yella April 18, 2012
I'm so happy you enjoyed it!
 
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yella April 18, 2012
so glad you liked it!
 
Blissful B. March 7, 2011
I would love to have a surplus of avocadoes! This looks delicious.