From "True Grits...Tall Tales and Recipes from the New South," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled fresh fruit
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


* Combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl; mix well.  Add the egg and butter, stirring just until moistened. Fold in the banana, fresh fruit and pecans.

* Spoon into two 5x9-inch loaf pans sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

* Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until the loaves test done.

* Cool in the pans for 15 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Any combination of ripe, non-citrus fresh fruit may be used.  Try one of these combinations: 1 Granny Smith apple and 2 pears; 1 banana and 2 to 3 plums; 1 peach, 1 apple and 1 pear.  Extremely juicy fruit should be drained.


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