Dried Plum & Oatmeal Bread


1 1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup margarine

1 large egg

1 medium banana, mashed

3/4 cup dried plums, chopped

3/4 cup chopped pecans


1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and baking powder. Add the dried plums and stir to evenly coat with the flour. Set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and oatmeal. Let set for 10 minutes. Stir in sugar, margarine, banana and egg. Mix until well blended.

3. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

4. Stir in the pecans.

5. Spread mixture evenly into a greased and floured loaf pan.

6. Bake at 350 F until a thin wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. (about 50 60 minutes.)

7. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


Source: Sunsweet Growers