Fresh Plum Quick Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour and 10 min. + cooling


2 loaves (12 slices each)

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Plums are a nice change from the typical fruit fillings found in quick breads. These pretty loaves have a tasty topping of cinnamon-sugar and crunchy pecans.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pitted fresh plums (about 9 small)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugars, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, oil, egg and lemon zest. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in plums. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  2. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 127 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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