Easy Persimmon Quick Bread

Persimmon quick bread

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  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
304 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 loaf (10 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 5g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy persimmon quick bread recipe is made with butter, not oil as other quick breads are. There are no cinnamon-y spices in this moist cake, which lets the true fruit flavor come through.

Use persimmons when they are very ripe, almost gelatinous, for best results. Otherwise, their astringent qualities will have you puckering. 

Persimmons are available April through June and September through December in most markets.


  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 ripe persimmons (peeled and puréed)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla.

  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add persimmons and water, mixing until thoroughly combined.

  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add flour mixture to batter along with nuts. Mix until smooth.

  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.

  6. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the bread. Invert pan onto a cooling rack. Turn the quick bread on its side and allow to cool completely before cutting.