Beazley House Bed and Breakfast Inn - Napa, California, 94559, United States






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Mrs. Beazley’s Persimmon Bread

When the winter months arrive Persimmons abound in our area. Carol developed this recipe when Mrs. Potter, our neighbor, dropped off 2 grocery bags full of persimmons. Served warm with a heaping helping ofyour favorite butter and a fresh cup of Beazley House Blend coffee - a scrumptious way to start your day!

Makes 1 large bundt or 2 regular loaves
For gift giving, may be made into 3 small bundt pans or 5-6 small loafs
Prep Time: 30mins. ✦ Bake Time: 45mins.

  • BH-Persimmons


  • 2 C. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C. persimmon pulp (3-4 small-medium in size)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 C. flour, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1-½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 C. low-fat yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 1 C. chopped nuts (almonds or pecans)
  • 2 C. raisins


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare large bundt pan or 2 regular loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix sugar, canola oil, eggs, and vanilla.

In a blender mix persimmon pulp and baking soda until smooth. Immediately pour into above mixture and mix well.

Add alternately, stirring to combine after each: 2 cups of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground allspice, and ground cloves. Mix until smooth and thoroughly incorporated.

Next add low-fat yogurt, and remaining flour (2 cups). Mix well. Finally stir in chopped nuts and raisins.

Fill prepared pans each ⅔-full with batter. Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes then lower temperature to 325º for about 20 minutes more. Makes 3 small bundt pans or 5-6 small loafs*.

Cook's Note: If making smaller pans, cooking time may be shorter.

Beazley House Bed and Breakfast Inn
1910 1st Street
Napa, California, 94559, United States
Call: 707-257-1649


Note: We're still open!

Our Napa Valley Boutique & Breakfast Inn, located in a revitalized historic district, is just a two block stroll from Napa’s burgeoning “West End.” This makes Beazley House the perfect jump off to explore Napa's rich and exciting food scene including Morimoto Napa, Cole's Chop House, over 26 Wine Tasting Rooms plus Napa's riverfront and the Uptown Theater. Less than 1/2-mile away are the Napa Valley Wine Train and Napa’s Oxbow Market. Napa is a perfect “home base” for exploring wineries, vineyards of both Napa and Sonoma and is the undisputed food and wine capital of the world famous Napa Valley. Due to the fact that we offer and serve Wine and Beer at the Beazley House, our Type 42 license from the Alcoholic Beverage Control PROHIBITS US FROM HOSTING CHILDREN UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.