My daughter and I took a fantastic trip to California during the spring and one of our favorite parts of the trip was our stay at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach. We could both be happy as clams just playing on the beach all day what really made the destination even more memorable was posh Hyatt Regency accommodations and some of the fantastic food we ate at on site restaurants. While we were at the Watertable Restaurant, we tried their signature Acocana Bread, which was an avocado banana bread recipe that was simply delicious! I asked for the recipe to share with y’all and they graciously provided it!
Avocado Banana Bread
SIGNATURE AVOCANA BREAD Recipe courtesy of Watertable
Yields: One Loaf
Avocado Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- one teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ripe fresh ripe avocado, pitted (you use the pit to grow an avocado)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup (packed) brown sugar (may substitute coconut sugar)
- 2 eggs
- 2 very ripe bananas (brown spots on the skin just means they will be more sweet and flavorful in baking)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
How To Make Banana Avocado Bread Recipe:
When you eat at the Watertable, they will cook and serve your Avocana bread in a small mason jar so that the portion is just right for you. The load pan works great at home though. They also whip up a batch of fresh honey butter to slather on your avocado banana bread. It is really a great way to start your morning!
Line a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with nonstick foil and lightly grease the bottom only.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl: oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set flour mixture aside.
Scoop the avocado into a separate bowl (a large mixing bowl) and mash lightly.
Add oil and brown sugar to the mashed avocado. Cream together using an electric mixer, until light and creamy.
Add eggs to the wet ingredients mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Peel the overripe bananas. Stir in the bananas, then walnuts and dry ingredients.
Stir in buttermilk and beat just until buttermilk is incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan (use cooking spray or grease with butter) and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Or pour into small oven safe jars, filling about 1/2- 3/4 of the way full and bake for 30-40 minutes depending on how full you filled them.
Avocana bread is quite moist and may not pass the “toothpick inserted” test at this point. If you prefer a drier bread, bake a little longer. Allow banana avocado bread loaf to cool completely on a wire rack, slice and serve.
Printable Recipe Card:
Avocado is considered a very healthy fat and has many health benefits. The use of avocado in this recipe makes this a healthier banana bread since it needs less oil than most banana bread recipes.
The addition of avocado to this classic favorite recipe just makes it even better. What is your favorite avocado recipe?