Delicious Avocado Yeast Bread with Cilantro is a wonderfully textured bread with a tender crumb and crust which also makes it superior for toasting.
I can’t seem to get enough of avocados lately. There is something about their smooth and creamy texture that keeps me craving them pretty much on a daily basis, which is why I decided to make and share today’s recipe for Avocado Yeast Bread with Cilantro.
Besides avocados creamy taste and texture and their ability to assimilate into many different types of recipes by being incredibly versatile, did you know that they are also considered a super food? Yup. Avocados are high in Vitamin K, folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. Also, each and every avocado contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. Gosh, I’m feeling stronger already! Who’s hungry for some Avocado Yeast Bread with Cilantro?
As if great taste and ease of preparation weren’t enough good reasons to make this Avocado Yeast Bread with Cilantro, here are a few other proven avocado points you can’t argue with when it comes to you and your families good health and nutrition…
Avocados contain more potassium than bananas. They are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and fiber. Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and help with the absorption of nutrients from plant foods. And, because they’re are packed full of antioxidants, avocados can protect your eye health by lowering the risk or macular degeneration and cataracts. WOW! Avocados really are a super food!
This bread was inspired by my love of guacamole, so that’s the reason I thought I’d add a touch of cilantro, and also a bit of lime juice. I must say it was a good call on my part. The addition of the cilantro adds a mild citrus flavor, and the lime adds a slight touch of sourdough flavor to this delicious bread.
Here’s a review of how easily this bread comes together. **Please note that the rise time for this Avocado Yeast Bread with Cilantro is a bit longer than what you’d possibly expect (roughly 3½ hours of rise time, not including the bake time) which I attribute to the dough being heavier due the the addition of the avocados. Please plan accordingly.
In a small bowl, stir together warm milk, active dry yeast and a touch of honey. Allow the yeast mixture to sit and get foamy. Meanwhile in a large bowl, mash 2 ripe avocados, 2 tablespoons cilantro paste, and 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice. Add flour, salt, and pepper to the avocado mixture and stir well to combine.
Drizzle in some avocado oil and then add the yeast mixture. Using the dough hook of a stand mixer, knead the dough for approximately 3-4 minutes, and then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. *If not using a mixer, stir the mixture well with a wooden spoon (or use you hands) until the dough comes together into a mass. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place the kneaded dough into a lightly oiled bowl and lightly oil the top of the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled, approximately 2 hours.
Once the dough has doubled, punch it down to deflate and turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
Place the dough side by side into a prepared loaf pan and allow the bread to rise again until doubled (approximately 1½ hours). Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool completely, and slice.
- 2¼ teaspoons dry, active yeast
- ⅓ cup warm milk (110-115 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 ripe avocados, pits removed and skinned
- 2 tablespoons cilantro paste (or 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 3½ - 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil (canola oil may be substituted)
- 1 small bowl
- 1 large bowl
- stand mixer with dough hook (optional)
- olive oil spray
- 9" x 5" loaf pan
- plastic wrap
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a small bowl. Stir in the honey and allow the mixture to become foamy (approximately 5 minutes).
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer (optional) mash the avocado, cilantro paste and lime juice.
- Add the flour, salt, pepper to the avocado mixture and work the ingredients together until they form a rough dough.
- Add the avocado oil to the dough and with the dough hook (or by hand), knead the dough until fully incorporated *Note - if the dough seems too sticky, add a touch more flour.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
- Return the dough to the bowl that has been sprayed lightly with olive oil spray and lightly spray the top of the dough as well.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled in bulk in a warm, draft free spot for approximately 2½ hours.
- Once risen, punch the dough down to deflate and turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.
- Spray the inside of a loaf pan with olive oil spray.
- Place the 4 pieces of dough snugly into the loaf pan.
- Allow the dough to rise again in a warm, draft free spot until doubled in volume (approximately 1¼ hours).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake the bread in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
- Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Turn the bread out of the loaf pan and continue cooling on a wire rack for an additional 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
The amount of flour needed for this recipe will vary on the conditions the day you make it. A more humid day will require more flour than a dry day.
My love of avocados is evident in the recipes I’ve shared over the years. Here are a few other avocado recipes that show off their versatility that I hope you will also enjoy:
I’m coordinating this recipe with one of the most popular wine glass design sets I offer. Since avocado is such a super food, it’s only fitting that I pair it with another super hero (or two).
And, of course, I have to throw in a fun bread bakers apron… just because.
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!