Pawpaw Bread


A wonderful fruit bread made from the largest edible fruit native to America. Ripe in the fall, this tropical fruit grows right here in the USA. Pawpaw can be used in many recipes calling for bananas.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
1 loaf


  • 1 serving cooking spray

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups pawpaw pulp

  • cup tepid water

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom of an 8-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine sugar and butter in a bowl; beat together until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add pawpaw pulp and water; beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour, walnuts, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If using a 9-inch loaf pan, bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
14g Fat
45g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 145mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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