Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Plum Quick Bread

 We eat a lot of fruit, but occasionally  I buy too much and it starts to get overripe before we can eat it all. I do not like to waste, so I come up with recipes to use it up. I never feel guilty about making the occasional dessert since I use mainly whole food ingredients and do not purchase processed ready made cakes, cookies or mixes.

This is a very versatile recipe, you can use whatever fruit you have on hand- peaches, plums, pluots, pears, etc. If it's slightly overripe it's fine. It is a rich, moist treat and makes 2 loaves, so you can freeze one for later.

Plum Quick Bread
3 large diced plums( or the equivalent of another fruit)
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. butter
2 mashed bananas or 1/2 c. applesauce
1 1/4 c. cane sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract or almond extract
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
3/4 c. vanilla yogurt
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine butter, bananas, vanilla and sugar and beat till fluffy. Stir in eggs and yogurt. In another bowl combine flours, salt, soda and baking powder. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.  Stir in diced plums. Divide batter between two buttered loaf pans and bake 50 min. till toothpick tests done. Cool in pan  10-15 min., then finish cooling on wire rack.


figtree September 9, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

Bananas and plums....oh my. I have everything in my hse to make this right now...Ill let you know how it turns out. Figtreeapps

janet September 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

I hope you enjoy it! It disappeared quickly here at my house.

iRaw September 9, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

This looks so moist and delicious. What a great combination!

Short and Bald September 10, 2009 at 1:22 AM  

sounds yummy~! yeah, i tend to buy too many vegetables and too much fruit at a time... this is a great idea.

lululu September 10, 2009 at 3:40 AM  

yes, i always need to use up my overripe fruit, like banana, peach, apple, fig.....
now i know what to do with plum!

tastyeatsathome September 10, 2009 at 1:19 PM  

I would not have thought to use plums in a quick bread...yum!

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