Say good-bye to your sad, supermarket bread because nothing could be better than this fragrant, cinnamon-scented loaf of bread. The key behind these heavenly pillows are a pureed version of an exotic fruit otherwise known as persimmons.

Persimmons are orange, disk-like fruits that are sweet when ripe and make a great natural sweetener for baked recipes. This recipe gives the traditional, butter-laden loaves of bread a healthy remodeling by using apple sauce to replace oils and butters.

By adding organic ingredients and whole wheats, this persimmon bread recipe makes for a nutritious and delicious breakfast or snack.

Persimmon Loaf Bread

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Medium


  • 2 cups organic whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup pureed persimmon
Sandra Shu
  • Step 1

    Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Then whisk the dry ingredients together to ensure that the ingredients are evenly distributed.

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  • Step 2

    Using a different bowl, combine the apple sauce, almond milk, egg, persimmon puree, and vanilla extract. Thoroughly mix the wet ingredients together.

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  • Step 3

    Slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients together and mix until a batter is formed. To ensure thorough distribution, be sure to give the batter one last whirl with a spatula at the end.

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  • Step 4

    Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter into the pan. Make sure to evenly spread and smooth out the top of the batter throughout the pan.

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  • Step 5

    Bake the persimmon bread for 45-50 minutes at 350°F. To ensure that the bread is fully cooked, press down on the top of the persimmon bread and look for a firm texture. You could also try inserting a toothpick into the middle to see if it comes out clean.

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  • Step 6

    Allow the loaf to fully cool on a cooling rack before slicing and enjoying.