Saturday, August 17, 2013

Avocado Banana Bread -- Mmm!!! #goodcookcom #goodcookkitchenexprt -- Recipe and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Are you an avocado fan?  I was never a fan of them until I began dating my husband who is from El Salvador.  This was a staple in many of his mom's dishes, as well as on hand to snack on.  Prior to meeting my husband, the only time I had ever tried avocados is when my mom started making her own homemade guacamole recipe for parties and family gathering.  But, for some reason I just didn't care for the creamy texture or taste.  If you spoke to my mom, she would just say that I was being me, a picky eater. :-)  Now I know how she feels as I have a picky eater in our house, Savannah.

When I married my husband, his mother shared some of my husband's favorite recipes with me, so that I could make them for him.  As I flipped through the recipe cards, I found most recipes called for avocados.  Hmm, I thought.  "If I am going to eat this meal with him, either I will have to start liking avocados, or leave them out."  I tried the latter, and my husband was quick to point out that I had left out the avocado. So, I started making the recipes the way he grew up eating them, and over time, found myself loving avocado.  And, now whenever I find time to try out new recipes or create a recipe of my own, I always try to add avocado into it.  This is how I came up with Avocado Banana bread.  

A few months ago, I was in the kitchen whipping up banana bread to use up ripe bananas, and every time I went to move things on the counter, this one avocado kept rolling into the bowl or near me.  So, I thought, "What the heck?  Why not add an avocado to the mix?"  I thought the creaminess of the avocado would add to the sweetness of the banana and make for a very moist bread -- and, I was right.  It came out great, and everyone loved it -- including Savannah.  The first thing Savannah noticed with this bread was that it was green...her favorite color.  She thought I had made it especially for her.  And, since, whenever she is looking to bake with me in the kitchen, she will ask if we can make her green banana bread. :-)

Want to try this recipe the next time you need to use up ripe bananas?  Here is the recipe.

Avocado Banana Bread

If you get a chance to try it out, I would love to hear your thoughts, or see how you tweaked it to your family's liking.  I like to switch it up and add either walnuts or semi-sweet chocolates on occasion, or just simply go with the basic banana bread.  Each and every time I make this, the house smells great, and by the next day, the bread is usually gone.  I love warming up a piece the next morning and add homemade walnut or maple butter to it.  Mmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about it! :-)

While in the kitchen the other day, I was able to try out some fun new gadgets from Good Cook, as part of their Exceptional Avocado Event I signed up to participate in, along with 60+ other Good Cook Experts.  We were given the taste to create a recipe using avocado, that we could use their ProFreshional avocado slicer with.  

In addition to the ProFreshional Avocado slicer that was sent to review, I was also sent two other fun tools -- the Citrus Zester and the Citrus Reamer.  I used the excuse that I had to try out these kitchen tools ASAP with my husband, just so I could get some time in the kitchen. :-)  I first time out the Citrus Reamer, which I love.  

In the past, I would roll the lemon on the table to loosen the juice, and then squeeze the juice into a mesh sieve, to catch the seeds.  I never could get all the juice out of the lemon.  But, with the Citrus Reamer by Good Cook, I couldn't believe how much juice I was able to get out of one lemon.  As for the Citrus Zester, I usually add lemon zest to many of my dinner and dessert recipes, so loved this tool.  

Compared with other zesters I have used and own, I have to say that I loved the easy grip handle of this zester, and how it allowed you to zest with ease.  These two kitchen tools, along with the ProFreshional Avocado Slicer, were a treat to use, and are a must for any cook.  They would also make for a great housewarming or bridal shower gift. And, with the holidays around the corner, what cook wouldn't want a stocking full of kitchen tools like these? :-)


I am excited to share a 25% off coupon code just for Inspired by Savannah readers, which you can use on the Good Cook ProFreshional Produce Tools, including the three I was sent to review and spoke about above.  Just use coupon code "LoveAvocado" at checkout when shopping at  Act fast as this coupon code is only valid for a limited time.


Want a chance to win an avocado slicer with the Citrus Zester and Citrus Reamer?  Thanks to the folks at good cook, they are offering two (2) lucky readers a chance to do just that.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I love to make Avocado-coconut milk popsicles for my Kid in Summers

  2. I really like avocado turkey spinach bacon sandwiches!

  3. Voted on PF:

  4. avocado, tomato and cheese omelet