The other day I was feeling a bit full of myself, bragging about my love of baking and how even the summer heat doesn’t keep me from turning on the oven. Then, I went into my kitchen and whipped up a loaf of this Pistachio Avocado Quick Bread, loaded with those shelled Diamond Pistachio Nuts I told you about when I made that amazing Toffee Brittle. This loaf bakes for an hour in a pretty hot oven. As I was cleaning up in the kitchen, and sweat was dripping off my forehead, I started thinking “maybe I’m not actually cut out for baking in the summer heat!” I was miserably hot…and our air conditioner was on! Or so I thought… turns out our air conditioner was broken and my love for summer baking was not. I recovered, our air conditioner got fixed, and I went on to boast my fondness for baking in the summer!
Do you love baking no matter the temp outside or do you save your baking for when it’s cool outside so heating up your oven heats up your cold house? My friends at Diamond of California nuts and I think baking with nuts should happen all year long! Diamond is offering a fun and fresh Diamond Nuts Baking Kit to one lucky Dine & Dish reader! I’ll tell you about how to enter the giveaway in a second, but beforeI do, let me tell you about this bread.
If you love banana bread, you will love this Pistachio Avocado Quick Bread recipe even more… I promise. I’ve never tasted a quick bread with more flavor. The crust has a delicious nutty butter flavor and the inside of the loaf was so tender and good… the pistachio nuts and avocados make such a wonderful combination for this quick bread! I hope you’ll give it a try!
Now, for the giveaway! Up for grabs is one (1) Keep it Fresh Baking Kit from my friends at Diamond of California. For details and to enter the giveaway, check out the PromoSimple widget below! Make sure to come back and Pin the recipe… I know you’ll want to keep this one to try soon.
Disclosure: I am honored to be working with Diamond of California on this compensated campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.