Sunday, July 27, 2014

Banana Pear Bread

So far, today has been a lovely day.  There is a nice breeze keeping it from being too hot & sticky outside, I got up in time to have breakfast (which partner cooked) before going to yoga class, and I may have treated myself to a tiramisu gelato on my way home from said class.

Then I noticed that there were 4 overripe bananas & 2 overripe pears sitting in the fruit basket.  This immediately led to the decision to make banana-pear bread.  It turned out pretty awesome.

You will need:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 eggs
4-5 medium ripe or overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vanilla or plain yogurt (about 1 single serving container)
1/4 cup cooking oil or melted butter
2 medium ripe pears, finely diced

Preheat oven to 350F, and grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, except the sugar.
In another bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and pears.  Make sure they are well mixed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened (it is supposed to be lumpy).
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a wooden tooth pick inserted near the top centre comes out clean.
Now, the hardest step:  cool 5-10 minutes before attempting to slice.  I lasted 3 and got slightly burned fingers for my efforts.

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Looks lovely, buddy!

    I have really been enjoying overripe bananas lately. I eat them in smoothies so I just love the flavour they add at that stage. Yum.

    1. I should really start making more smoothies with all the fruit in my house :)

  2. This looks so good!