For my second plum project, I found a recipe for plum bread from the good ol’ 1001 Muffins Cookbook. I wanted this bread to be pretty hearty, so I added wheat bran, oats, and walnuts. This is a great breakfast bread that you can feel good about eating since it’s packed with some healthy stuff! It comes together super quick, making it a nice go-to for when you have my problem of a plum tree that won’t stop giving you fruit. Next up, I’ll be stepping into more decadent plum treats…
Hearty Plum Bread
adapted from 1001 Muffins
Makes 1 loaf
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- 5 large ripe plums, diced (about 1 cup of diced plums)
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour and 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, wheat bran, sugar, oats, and walnuts. In a medium bowl, beat the egg until foamy before beating in the buttermilk, butter, and plums. Combine the two mixtures, blending until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean and the top is a light golden color. REmove from the oven and cool the pan on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan.