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Persimmon Bread Recipe

I like to make persimmon bread when persimmons are in season. The sweet fruit gives the bread a nice flavor and texture and it’s an easy quick bread to make for the fall and winter.

photo of slices of Persimmon Bread on a plate

I got a lot of persimmons from my mom, so I’ve been baking with them.  Especially the Hachiya ones since I don’t really enjoy eating them as much.  I wrote about the types of persimmons and the differences between Hachiya persimmons and Fuyu persimmons in my persimmon cookie post so be sure to check it out.

One of the things I made this weekend is a delicious persimmon bread.  It’s easy to make and a great autumn quick bread. The taste of persimmons is very subtle in the bread but it gives it a lot of moisture.

close-up photo of a slices of Persimmon Bread

Persimmon Bread Recipe

  • Persimmon pulp
  • Baking soda
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Water
  • All-purpose flour

photo of sliced persimmon bread with a loaf in the background

How to Make Persimmon Puree

For this persimmon bread recipe, you will need persimmon pulp or puree which is very easy to make.

  • Remove the stems from the fruit
  • Cut the fruit into chunks.
  • Puree the persimmon flesh in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • At this point, you can strain the puree to get a perfectly smooth puree but this is optional.

How to Make the Bread

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease three 6×3-inch loaf pans.

In a small bowl, stir together the persimmon pulp and baking soda. Let it stand for five minutes to thicken the pulp.

photo of a bowl of persimmon pulp

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until smooth.

photo of the eggs, sugar and spices in a bowl

Mix in persimmon mixture and water alternately with the flour until the batter comes together. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans, filling each pan 2/3 full.

photo of the batter in a bowl

Bake for one hour at 350°F, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Persimmon bread freezes well so I usually tightly wrap two of the loaves and keep them in the freezer for later. When I want to serve them, I just leave them out at room temperature so they can thaw.

Variations

There are different ways to customize the bread based on the kind of mix-ins you want to use. Here are some ideas you might like to try.

  • Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts.
  • Fold in some dried cranberries or raisins.
  • I think citrus zest would work well like orange or lemon zest.
  • Other flavors you can add are a teaspoon of vanilla extract or switch the nutmeg for ground cloves.

Persimmon Bread slices on a plate

More Recipes to Try

Permission Bread

Servings: 3 (6x3-inch) loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This bread It's easy to make and a great autumn cake/bread. It’s lightly flavored with fresh persimmon puree.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup persimmon pulp about 2 persimmons
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease three 6x3-inch loaf pans.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the persimmon pulp and baking soda. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken the pulp.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Mix in persimmon pulp and water alternately with flour. Divide batter into the prepared pans, filling each pan 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Persimmon Bread Recipe”

  1. I’ve made this bread with both. As long as you wait until they are ripe and soft, both type work. I must have used the fuyu ones when I did this post since I had some fuyu ones to take pictures of.

  2. Just curious, which persimmon type did you use in this bread? You said you bake a lot with the Hachiya ones, but I think you’ve got the Fuyu ones pictured alongside the bread. I have some Fuyus that my neighbor gave me and would like to make this bread, but the persimmons are still hard, I’m just letting them ripen up first before baking the bread. 🙂

  3. I’ve never had persimmon pie before! Sounds delicious

  4. Out standing, I think everyone should experience persimmon bread. Right this minute my hubby is out picking the persimmon tree. I just can’t wait to bake my breads, cakes and even persimmon pies this year. YUM! This is a must recipe for people to try something different.
    Most of my friends love the breads I bake them for Christmas.

  5. Persimmons aren’t in my list of favorite fruits but I don’t mind eating them. I think it has a pretty unique texture. It’s like soft on the outside and crunchy on the inside. And sweet. Maybe you should try eating one again, if you haven’t had one in a long time. Perhaps your taste for it has changed?

  6. Just gorgeous! Your persimmon puree is just beautiful! I love the color. Do you like the taste of persimmons? I haven’t had one in ages b/c i never really fell in love w/ the taste. How would you describe the taste? I think i always felt like it tasted like a hard tomato (i was SUPER young when i ate one!)…

  7. I didn’t know about it either until I starting searching for persimmon recipes. (There are not many recipes out there.) It tastes pretty good though and it’s easy to make. My family loves it.

  8. I’ve never had permission bread before, this is very new to me, sounds cool!

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