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Whole-Wheat Spiced Pear Bread

The delicate taste of pear shines through in this lightly spiced and moist quick bread. Enjoy with breakfast or as a snack.
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Makes: 1 loaf (16 slices)
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

¾ cup whole-wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup pear sauce or applesauce (see Notes)
1 cup chopped pears (canned or fresh with peel removed)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl stir together the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and pear sauce.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Carefully stir in the chopped pears. Do not overmix.
  6. Spoon batter into the loaf pan and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  8. Cool the loaf in the pan for about 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
  9. Wrap and refrigerate leftovers. Freeze for longer storage.

Notes

  • Use Food Hero Microwave Pear Sauce. You can also blend or mash canned pears until smooth.
  • Try other spices such as nutmeg, cardamom, allspice or pumpkin pie spice.

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