This Ginger Persimmon Bread Recipe is packed with soul-warming spices. Whether you serve this as part of your Christmas breakfast or as an afternoon snack, it will become one of your favorite persimmon recipes!It’s so that weekend.
That weekend to be relaxed and lazy.
It’s that weekend to bake. To bake an amazingly delicious dessert bread, like this Ginger Persimmon Bread.
A dessert bread full of warming spices that make the whole house smell good. Personally, I can’t think of anything better. And this Ginger Persimmon Bread Recipe is all that, and then some.
What’s in Ginger Persimmon Bread Recipe?
Get ready to want to run to the market. 🙂
- Fuyu persimmons
- brown sugar
- olive oil
- fresh ginger
- crystalized ginger
- ground cinnamon, cloves and ginger
- flour, baking soda and salt
Persimmon recipes are so delicious with aromatic, warming spices. When the bread bakes, the spices might even make their way out a crack in a window, thereby making the whole street — possibly even the neighborhood — smell delightful and delectable! Nothing better, I tell you.
It’s a treat to experience this. It’s the essence of fall and winter baking.
I especially love quick breads like this because they involve no yeast or kneading. Hence the “quick” in quick bread. You throw this together and get it in the oven inside of 20 minutes.
Can you make gluten-free Persimmon Bread?
Yes. Use the same amount of gluten-free 1 to 1 all-purpose flour instead of the regular flour. Please note that the texture will be slightly less airy.
Can you make Persimmon Bread ahead?
Yes! I made this Persimmon Bread the night before I wanted to serve it. I left it covered lightly with foil overnight, and it was ideal the next morning.
- Room temperature. In a tightly sealed container, Persimmon Bread can be kept at room temperature for about two days.
- Refrigerator. Wrapped tightly, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- Freezer. Wrapped tightly, you can store it for about a month in the freezer.
This is one of my favorite persimmon recipes so I hope you’ll try it to share with your family and friends. Maybe even make an extra loaf or two for gifts.
Enjoy every slice.
A few more delicious persimmon recipes:
- Cinnamon Persimmon Bacon Baked Brie
- Persimmon Prosciutto Pork Tenderloin
- Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with ginger Miso Dressing
- Winter Persimmon Salad with Honey Glazed Pistachios and Blue Cheese
This Ginger Persimmon Bread Recipe is packed with soul-warming spices. Whether you serve this as part of your Christmas breakfast or as an afternoon snack, it will become one of your favorite persimmon recipes!
*Makes 1 (12-inch) loaf
- 1 1/2 cups Fuyu persimmons, grated (about 1 pound persimmons)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger pulp, finely grated
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Grease an approximately 12-inch loaf pan with a light coating of olive oil. (It's easiest to do this with a spray, pastry brush -- or dab the oil on a paper towel to spread it around.) Set aside.
Slice the leaf ends off of the persimmons (just a 1/2-inch or so), then use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to peel them. Use either a hand held grater or a food processor with the grater attachment, to grate them. (You will need 1 1/2 cups.)
Now add 1 1/2 cups of the grated persimmon to a bowl and add the baking soda. Mix to blend and set aside. (The baking soda with thicken the liquid derived from grating the fruit.)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar with the olive oil and mix to blend. Then add the eggs and egg yolk and mix again. Once it's smooth, stir in the fresh ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, and salt.
Fold in the flour and mix just until it's fully incorporated. Then fold in the grated persimmon and crystallized ginger.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the 350°F preheated oven until it's golden brown, set, and beginning to crack on top, about 50 minutes.
Let it cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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