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 BreadIngredients:
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
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.