Persimmon Banana Bread

What is a persimmon and how do you eat one?  Persimmons are bright red-yellow, glossy, and plump with their leaf still attached. Persimmon tastes like mango or apricot.  Though originally from Asia, they are grown in the United States and are in season in the fall.  They can be peeled and eaten as a snack, added to salads, and are delicious in cookies, cakes, or muffins.  This is my recipe for Persimmon Banana Bread.  Enjoy!

Persimmon Banana Bread

Persimmon Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cups butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 persimmons, peeled, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • Sprinkle a little cinnamon into the mix

Instructions

  1. Mix flour with soda and salt.
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mix thoroughly.
  4. Add mashed bananas and persimmons to flour mixture.
  5. Add all to creamed mixture and mix well. Add nuts.
  6. Pour into well greased loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until done.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand in pans awhile.
  9. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Notes

I usually use two small loaf pans and make two loaves. I either freeze one loaf or give it away. . .the other one gets eaten!

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4 Responses to “Persimmon Banana Bread”

  1. Felicia says:

    I got a couple of persimmons in 1 of the baskets and to me the taste and texture is sort of cantaloupe or mango like, my family did not like eating them out of hand but loved them in a slightly sweet quickb bread. I have seen the Italian extra twice now, so I could easily miss what will be in next time, but going by those, think fresh herbs, eggplant, tomatoes. Hope all that helped.

  2. Erin Smith says:

    Don’t forget to remove the pits from the persimmons! I made this once when I was younger and the recipe did not tell me about the pits. Grandma got a nasty surprise when she tried to eat it. Too bad, because except for the pits, this makes a great pudding or bread.

  3. Sandra Webb says:

    Hello, I was hoping that you would give your opinion on Persimmons. How would you describe their flavor? Do you think that kids/adults would enjoy eating them as a snack ( like you would an apple or orange) Also, I can’t find the description of what the Veggie Lovers – Italian Theme extra might contain. Do you have any idea? Thank you for your blog. Thank you for any information or opinion that you may give me.. Have a great day!
    Sandra Webb

  4. Sandra Webb says:

    I have found conflicting reports on the flavor of the Persimmons. In your opinion , would children enjoy eating this as a snack? ( like an apple or orange) Also, do you know what is included in the Veggie Lovers – Italian Theme

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