Indiana Pawpaw Bread

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by BakinBaby

A pawpaw is not a papaya, but a wild fruit that grows on trees in the mid-west. It is the Ohio State Native Fruit and sometimes called an Indiana banana. After finding pawpaws in our neighbors woods, I started the ultimate search for the perfect pawpaw recipe. We found pawpaw pie to be a bit bitter so we tried bread instead. This is an adaptation of a banana bread recipe. Enjoy.

Top Review by weekend cooker

This was a bit sweet, but still good. the combination of banana, papaya, and walnuts is a great combo. It was easy to make and it is still a keeper. Made for new Zaar tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a large loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter,sugar,eggs and vanilla with electric mixer.
  3. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in pawpapw puree, mashed bananas and walnuts. Mix until just blended. Do not over mix.
  5. Pour batter in greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean.

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