Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
Mom makes this bread and it is so good. She got the recipe from Southern Living.
- 1 cup shredded firm papaya
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- Drain papaya very well on paper towels.
- Cream butter in a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed.
- Gradually add sugar, beating well.
- Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, and next 6 ingredients; add to creamed mixture, stirring well.
- Stir in papaya, raisins, and chopped walnuts.
- Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8 1/2x 4 1/2 inch loafpan.
- Bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes OR until done.
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove bread from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
This is SO good and very moist. I had a very ripe papaya so I shredded it in my food processor. Thanks very much for this recipe!
I really enjoyed this bread.It was very moist and it had a nice flavor.I just chopped the papaya instead of shredding it because it was so soft.I plan on making this again in a few days but I'm going to cut the ginger back to an 1/8 tsp.I thought the ginger was a little too strong but that's just a personal preference.Instead of butter I used 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of applesauce.I do that with all my breads and they still turn out very moist.I will be keeping this recipe!
Yummy, yummy! My neighbor brought over 8 very ripe papayas (they have a papaya farm) and it's just me and hubby, so I went looking for a papaya bread recipe. This was wonderful. I didn't shred the papayas because they were very ripe, didn't have allspice or raisins and used pecans. I only had to bake mine about 55 minutes so be wary! Thanks for a great, new recipe for the keeper file.