Oatmeal Maple Buttermilk Quick Bread with Sugared Plums


2 1/3 C bleached flour
½ C sugar
¼ C oats (not the quick oats)
½ t soda
1 t baking powder
2 eggs
½ t salt
½ C buttermilk
2 T maple syrup
2% milk to moisten, up to ½ C as
1 C sliced plums that have been
sitting in 2 T sugar and juice of one
lemon for 12 hours
Raw sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Butter and flour the inside of a loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the plums and raw sugar. Mix until it’s like a thick batter, but not quite as thick as cookie dough. (See photo at right.) Fold in the plums gently at the end. Put all in loaf pan, sprinkle with raw sugar, cook for 40 minutes.
  • Remove, let cool completely, and serve with lots of butter on top!

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