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Wholegrain Spelt Persimmon Bread with Peanuts and Raisins

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Sweet, juicy ripe persimmons can be sliced and added to salads, or halved and baked as the desserts, or pureed and used in this lovely quick bread gently spiced with nutmeg and refined with Cognac, chia seeds, and nuts. The persimmon puree adds a lot of sweetness and moisture to the baked goods.

Wholegrain Spelt Persimmon Bread

adapted from James Beard via David Lebovitz
  • 280 g Freshly ground wholegrain spelt flour
  • 55 g Ground hazelnut
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 2/3 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 5 packet NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 50 g Pure stevia syrup
  • 100 g Melted unsalted butter, cooled to room temperature
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 60 ml Cognac or whisky
  • 300 g Very ripe hachiya persimmon, pureed
  • 1 Small ripe banana
  • 100 g Applesauce, unsweetened
  • 150 g Unsalted, roasted peanuts
  • 100 g Raisins or dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or dust with flour and tap out any excess.
  2. Whisk the spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, stevia powder and chia into a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, blend together the stevia syrup, melted butter, eggs, cognac, persimmon puree, banana, and applesauce.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then stir into the liquid mixture. Now fold in the roasted peanuts and raisins. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and then place the pans in the oven.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool 5 minutes in the pan. Turn out the bread from the pan and cool completely on the rack. | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Monica 1/12/15 14:27

What a great idea to use persimmon puree in baked goods! Love your hearty breads with all the nuts and good stuff to give it so much texture and flavor.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 1/12/15 14:31

What a delicious looking festive bread!



Mijú 1/12/15 15:12

Se ve un corte tremendo!!
Un saludito

Unknown 1/12/15 16:52

This bread looks just perfect. It looks delicious. Yum Yum

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 1/12/15 17:18

Delicious looking bread! Those slices with nuts and raisins are mouthwatering!

Pame Recetas 1/12/15 17:21

Beautiful bread my dear friend, and so delicious, I guess I will try this very soon! Big hugs

Hema 1/12/15 17:53

Bread looks awesome, another delicious bake from you Angie..

Nancy Chan 1/12/15 18:10

Just reading the intro to your recipe makes my mouth waters. Delicious looking yummy!

Medeja- CranberryJam 1/12/15 19:35

Oh this would be so nice for breakfast! This bread looks really good!

jasna varcakovic 1/12/15 20:32

Perfect recipe for perfect regards from Bosnia, Angie!

Agness 1/12/15 20:59

Oh girl! Your bread looks absolutely amazing and I would love to try it. They see bread is unhelathy, but not if you make your own one at home :-). Yummy, yummy - I bet you really enjoyed it.

Cheri Savory Spoon 1/12/15 21:36

Hi Angie, this is such a great loaf of bread, love all the nuts and fruit.

Gloria Baker 1/12/15 23:28

Angie !! I love this cake ! Look absolutely beautiful!!! love it!!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 1/12/15 23:43

What a great way to use persimmons I never thought of using them as puree in a quick bread. Brilliant, look wonderful :D

Jenny Kim 2/12/15 01:10

I have a persimmon tree, so this would be a perfect way to integrate all the fruit I get every year into something different.

Vicki Bensinger 2/12/15 01:37

This sounds wonderful Angie, but how do you stay so slim with all the breads you bake?

Juliana 2/12/15 01:46

This is such an interesting recipe using persimmon puree...I can only imagine how taste this bread must be...especially with all the nuts in it.
Have a great week Angie :)

Tricia Buice 2/12/15 02:26

Oh your photos are gorgeous Angie - this bread looks wonderful and I can almost smell it baking. I love the persimmon puree - that is brilliant!

The Yum List 2/12/15 02:33

I'm imagining this with a spread of lemon curd, or even some kaya (coconut jam).

mjskit 2/12/15 04:01

Fruit and nut breads - YUM!! This bread is simply gorgeous and I can already taste it. Great recipe Angie!

motherrimmy 2/12/15 04:36

My girlfriend loves persimmons! I don't think to pick them up at the store, for some reason they intimidate me because I'm not sure what to do with them. Now I do!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 2/12/15 05:26

I have always loved breads that feature fruit and nuts. I love this one, it looks delicious.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/12/15 07:55

I've been getting into persimmons lately and I just made a persimmon bread. Frankly, yours looks a whole lot better!

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 2/12/15 09:14

This looks like a flavorful bread, Angie!

Angie's Recipes 2/12/15 09:36

@Vicki BensingerWell, it's tricky, but since most of my baked goods are sugar free, and wholegrain, we manage to stay quite fit and healthy, of course with the help of some exercises.

Sophies Foodie Files 2/12/15 09:58

Ooh waw, Angie! This wholegrain spelt bread looks just stunning & amazing!
I love all of the yummy special ingredients you have used in here! On my list to make today! yummy!

Anonymous 2/12/15 10:52

Angie, you always have the most incredible recipes - I wish I could try them all.
Have a wonderful day.
:-) Mandy xo

Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 2/12/15 11:50

Bread with persimmons! That's so interesting. This bread it packed with so much goodness and I feel it would make a perfect lunch for someone. I'd love a piece please.

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 2/12/15 12:50

This looks like a lovely comforting loaf. I bet it would be amazing with some nut butter spread on it.

Amy (Savory Moments) 2/12/15 13:05

Looks delicious as always, Angie! I really like persimmons a lot and you always seem to find unique ways to use them :-)

Nava K 2/12/15 13:33

Angie, Angie, Angie, you bake so well and I surely see the outcome. Nice.

Shashi at SavorySpin 2/12/15 17:13

I've never used pureed persimmons in a recipe before Angie - what a brilliant idea! Your bread looks so delicious!

grace 2/12/15 17:37

there are a lot of good things contained within this loaf, angie! your crumb is perfect!

Holy_Food 2/12/15 18:06

looks so delicious.!!yummy!!
Can't resists to try this out.!!
Thanks for sharing such amazing recipe with us.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/12/15 18:13

Now here is a fruit cake that I would love! Just reading the ingredients list is making my mouth water :)

Pam 2/12/15 18:26

Love that bread! Great combination of flavors.

Evelyne CulturEatz 2/12/15 19:56

I always fear not eat persimmons as is but I am (almost lol) convinced they are worth it for this gorgeous bread. Love the cognac too!

fimere 2/12/15 20:27

terriblement appétissant j'aime bien
bonne soirée

Harriet Emily 2/12/15 21:46

This is such a beautiful loaf cake Angie! I love that you added whisky! It sounds so delicious!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 2/12/15 22:25

Oh my! This bread looks fantastic! It's so pretty too!

Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe 3/12/15 01:23

Wow!! I love the idea of persimmon bread! So unique and creative! I also love how this is made with spelt!

Gingi 3/12/15 01:37

Looks so tasty and moist! WANT!!! <3 -

Gourmet Getaways 3/12/15 02:21

Angie, that looks so delicious and wholesome!
Thanks for sharing
Gourmet Getaways

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 3/12/15 03:57

Looks like a perfect loaf to me---full of nuts, fruit and seeds! Delicious!!

Unknown 3/12/15 04:16

Perfect bread! Should I bake it for my mother?
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FLAVZCORNER 3/12/15 05:04

That must be one delicious bread loaf!!

Kit @ i-lostinausten 3/12/15 07:11

Wow! Love the addition of persimmon in this lovely bread . I've never tried puree persimmon in bread before but only in cakes . I'm sure this is a tasty bread & it looks so inviting! Well done Angie ! ;)

Honey Bee Sweets 3/12/15 08:21

Using persimmons to bake is an ingenious idea Angie! Thanks again for sharing another healthy and lovely recipe. :9

Unknown 3/12/15 12:51

This bread is just loaded with wonderful ingredients. Wish it was my breakfast!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 3/12/15 15:18

Homemade bread always makes me swoon and this bread looks delicious and moist, Angie!! I still haven't tried spelt yet, obviously that is about to change because I need this bread! So Yum, girlfriend! Cheers!

Jean | 3/12/15 17:03

Angie, I love persimmons! That bread would be pure heaven with a nice cup of tea! (Which reminds me, I'm finally doing a giveaway open to residents of the EU!)

Eva Taylor 4/12/15 09:49

We don't use persimmons as much here but they are definitely a delicious fruit. You've made a beautiful bread.

Sokehah cheah 4/12/15 10:18

Never thought of using persimmon in bakes, juicy ones will end up in my tummy first :)

Gina 4/12/15 14:29

Well, well. . . and it just happens to be persimmon time in Virginia Beach! Thanks Angie

Barbara 4/12/15 17:16

Lots of my favorite nuts and fruits in this bread, Angie. Looks delicious!

Kelly 4/12/15 18:13

You always make the best looking breads, Angie :) Love the persimmon in here! This looks so wholesome and delicious!

Ivy 4/12/15 21:12

Thanks Angie for contacting me. I installed a plugin which created a glitch which I have now deleted. You really amaze me with the lovely breads you make!

Unknown 4/12/15 21:53

This is a brilliant bread. The use of persimmon in it truly genius. Love it Angie.

Nammi 5/12/15 11:51

Yumm looks so rich and delicious!!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 5/12/15 12:02

I really need to try persimmon sometime and this sounds like my kind of recipe! I see them every year, yet never bought them. Weird since I love experimenting in the kitchen so much.

Christine Ho 5/12/15 12:49

I love persimmons, but never try them to make bread before. Your bread looks really delicious and is full of fruits and nuts. Very attractive, Angie.

Agness 5/12/15 13:00

Girl, this bread looks absolutely amazing! Mniam mniam mniam :) Do you think it could be a nice Christmas breakfast option? I'm looking for some inspiration.

ami@naivecookcooks 5/12/15 15:12

Angie I have never cooked with persimmons before but this bread makes me want to give it a try! I love that you used spelt flour! Yummy!!

lisa is cooking 5/12/15 20:35

This is a great-looking use of persimmons! We're still seeing lots of persimmons at the farm stands, and I love collecting more recipes for them.

Nadia's Healthy Kitchen 5/12/15 23:48

I love persimmons. It's such a shame I can't get hold of them all year round! This bread looks so delicious and moist, I could easily eat the whole loaf!! :D

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Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes 6/12/15 13:33

What a creative way to use a soft ripe persimmon!

Jean | 10/12/15 17:43

Angie, a friend just shared her persimmons with me, so I can make this! The pulp is just waiting for me in the freezer.

Jeanette 10/12/15 22:57

I've never tried persimmon in baked goods, but I love the idea - this is like an updated fruit cake but so much better!

Sharon D. 11/12/15 03:13

What a gorgeous bread, Angie. love having this for breakfast.

My Little Space 14/12/15 08:03

After looking at this, I think I have to bake more often. LOL

Shu Han 14/12/15 22:40

Aw look at all those hidden goodies! Great one Angie, definitely adding this healthy spelt recipe to my collection.

Green Thumb 14/12/15 23:10

I wish I'm good at this. It looks so yummy!

JOW 15/12/15 11:58

I absolutely love this! There are so many delicious and healthy ingredients here. Yum!

Nippon Nin 16/12/15 00:40

I mentioned this before but I love persimmon. I will try this recipe for sure. Lovely photos!(always).

MASTERCHEFMOM 16/12/15 05:20

I love to use Persimmon in my bakes and your bread looks so tempting !

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 6/1/16 20:33

This bread looks so wonderfully dense and full of good for us ingredients! To your continued healthy recipes in 2016, Angie! CHEERS!

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