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!

“Excellent recipe! I made it with gluten free flour and no one realized it was gluten free but it was moist and delicious. Cooked it about 50 minutes. Thank you for this recipe.”- Nancy, blog reader

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!

“I happened to have bananas and pears about to go bad so this was a perfect recipe. The finished product exceeded my expectations. This recipe is a definite keeper!” – Ellen, Pinterest User

Fresh 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. 

Fresh Pear 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.

Fresh Pear Bread

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! 

Fresh Pear Bread Ingredients

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. 

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Fresh Pear Bread

Fresh Pear Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 large banana
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pear- peeled, cored, & diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together banana, applesauce, oil and sugar until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until just combined.
  4. Stir in diced pear.
  5. Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan. (I used parchment paper, or you can grease the pan).
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes.  Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

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Easy Pear Bread