Recipe By Dale
Published Jun 19th
Prep 25m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 1 9x13-inch cake Calories 246.9

Plums add just the right sweetener to a classic banana bread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup plums, pitted and chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mash the sugar and margarine together until creamy, and beat in the eggs. In a separate bowl, sift the flour with baking powder and baking soda. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture in thirds, alternating with the mashed bananas until the batter is smooth and well combined. Gently fold in the plums, and place the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 246.9
  • Carbohydrate 38.5 g
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Fat 8.7 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 213.5 mg
  • Sugar 13.4 g


  1. My family really liked this bread with a tad bit of tartness. After reading the reviews, and respecting mis7up, as a fellow buzzer, I took her advice and added a little extra sugar. I added an additional 1/4 cup, making my total 3/4 cup. Butter (all I use) was used in place of margarine. I - Read more ...
  2. Love it! Some additions were made: increased brown sugar by 1 more cup 1/2 tsp salt and added one more cup of plums. Everybody raved about it this is my 2nd time baking it very simple fast and the dish comes out clean in no time.:D
  3. The bread to seem turned out well. It was slightly thick but not sweet at all. Could go up on the sugar just a tad. My fruit was very sweet and before I baked the batch of bread however tasted a tad tart with the overall banana bread. I think The fruit needed to be - Read more ...
  4. Needs SALT! I used 1/2 tsp, also, as suggested by others, substituted brown sugar for white sugar and added nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. I also included the juice from the fresh plums. Bread is not overly sweet, and turned out moist (in a good way). thumbs up from co-workers.
  5. this should really be called banana plum cake since its in a cake pan. anyway. i took the advice of another reviewer and substituted brown for white sugar 1/2 cup wheat for part of the white flour and it was good. my husband liked it much better than i did but i used my plums - Read more ...
  6. My husband liked it but I was a little disappointed. It was pretty dense and a little dry especially compared to the banana bars I make. Next time I need to use up plums I may just add them to my own recipe.
  7. This is absolutely delicious! I have followed the recipe to the dot, well almost :) I added little cinamon and little vanilla sugar just to give the plums little twist since they react well with both. And it was a treat! It went down so well, my fiance left me only two slices! I will - Read more ...
  8. Tastes great! Perfectly moist and very yummy! We were just given about 10lbs of plums and I had to find something to do with them :) I doubled the recipe and we've had it for breakfast and snacks for 3 days and some is in the freezer! The kids loved it and so did my - Read more ...
  9. Loved the idea of the plums and bananas as I had both! I did make several changes though: 2 cups flour, 3/4 cup whole wheat flower 2 tsp vanilla Brown sugar instead of white 3/4tsp salt nutmeg and cinammon handful of blueberries (toatally unnecessary just had them) It was really really delicious andlasted only a - Read more ...

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