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Avocado and Pistachio Loaf with Lime Icing

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1/3
cup pureed avocado (about 3/4 of a large avocado)
1
tablespoon butter (room temperature)
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
large egg
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
cup cake flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
cup chopped pistachios, plus a tablespoon for the top of the loaf
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons lime juice

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Coat bottom of loaf pan with wax paper for an easy removal from pan. Once you remove loaf from pan, remove wax paper from the bottom of the loaf.

If you’re like me, then you’re a bit hesitant when it comes to any kind of avocado dessert. It’s not like I’m immature about it. I mean, I develop recipes for a living and am totally open minded about almost anything… except for avocado desserts! Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit. I realized that I had to get over this notion and give avocado sweetness the old college try. The big positive about it is the reduction of butter and oil that the avocado would replace. So in a way it would be a healthier version of a loaf! I tried a few different versions and came up with a recipe that I was very pleased with. It is super moist and the lime icing ties all the flavors together evenly and divinely. If you’re looking for a little taste of the California summer in a loaf, give this treat a try for your next picnic or family dinner.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • 2 Grease bread loaf pan (5x9) and set to the side.
  • 3 Puree avocado in a food processor or blender. Set aside.
  • 4 In a mixer, add avocado puree and butter, and mix to combine until creamy.
  • 5 Add in sugar and mix for about 5 minutes on medium speed.
  • 6 Add in vanilla extract, egg and buttermilk, and mix until fully combined.
  • 7 In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder together, and add to the avocado mix.
  • 8 Mix the flour mixture and avocado mixture together until combined.
  • 9 Add in 1/2 cup of chopped pistachios to mixture and slowly mix in.
  • 10 Pour mixture into the loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.
  • 11 Remove from oven and allow loaf to cool.
  • 12 Once loaf is cooled, mix powdered sugar and lime juice together until smooth.
  • 13 Drizzle lime icing over the top of avocado loaf and sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of pistachios. Enjoy!

If you’re like me, then you’re a bit hesitant when it comes to any kind of avocado dessert. It’s not like I’m immature about it. I mean, I develop recipes for a living and am totally open minded about almost anything… except for avocado desserts! Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit. I realized that I had to get over this notion and give avocado sweetness the old college try. The big positive about it is the reduction of butter and oil that the avocado would replace. So in a way it would be a healthier version of a loaf! I tried a few different versions and came up with a recipe that I was very pleased with. It is super moist and the lime icing ties all the flavors together evenly and divinely. If you’re looking for a little taste of the California summer in a loaf, give this treat a try for your next picnic or family dinner.

Rate and Comment

Nicole Presley Nicole Presley
September 16, 2015

If you’re like me, then you’re a bit hesitant when it comes to any kind of avocado dessert. It’s not like I’m immature about it. I mean, I develop recipes for a living and am totally open minded about almost anything… except for avocado desserts! Recently this has been on my mind quite a bit. I realized that I had to get over this notion and give avocado sweetness the old college try. The big positive about it is the reduction of butter and oil that the avocado would replace. So in a way it would be a healthier version of a loaf! I tried a few different versions and came up with a recipe that I was very pleased with. It is super moist and the lime icing ties all the flavors together evenly and divinely. If you’re looking for a little taste of the California summer in a loaf, give this treat a try for your next picnic or family dinner.