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This Fresh Pear Bread is packed with goodness; fresh pears, bananas, and applesauce! Moist and flavorful, with a hint of cinnamon. You'll love this easy homemade pear bread!
Everybody has been baking a storm so far in 2020. I've seen SO many friends attempt homemade bread. Sourdough starters are in high demand on our neighborhood chat group. It makes sense to me; baking (and eating baked goods) is soo comforting! Sourdough loaves aren't really my thing, but I've been spending my time experimenting with sweet and quick breads. The result of this experimentation? This homemade pear bread!
This homemade pear bread is packed with wholesome ingredients; fresh pears, bananas and applesauce. It is light, moist and sweet without being too sweet.
Using applesauce greatly reduces the need for oil in the recipe, while still keeping the bread moist! You can use traditional applesauce OR look for pear applesauce, which will help enhance the pear flavor of the bread.
I should note that I have successfully made this pear bread gluten-free. I used this gluten-free baking flour, which is a 1:1 substitute for wheat flour. I also used a narrow loaf pan, made specifically for gluten-free loaves.
Gluten-free flour has a hard time "standing up," especially when made into larger loaves, and this pan shape helps it bake through. I truly think it's worth the investment if you're bake gluten free often. Or, you could also choose to make muffins. Muffins always turn out great for me with gluten free flour!
This pear bread recipe calls for cinnamon, but you could choose to substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice if you have it on hand. Both are delicious.
If you love this fresh pear bread, I think you'll also enjoy:
- Peach Bread with Pecans
- Breakfast Bread Pudding Muffins with Apricot Glaze
- Craig's Famous Banana Bread
- Cinnamon Pecan Breakfast Bundt Cake
- Blackberry Dump Cake