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Sliced loaf of Ginger Persimmon Bread with fresh, whole persimmons

Ginger Persimmon Bread Recipe

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

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword fresh fruit desserts, great for brunch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 378 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. Fold in the flour and mix just until it's fully incorporated. Then fold in the grated persimmon and crystallized ginger.
  6. 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.

  7. Let it cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before serving.