Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pear Almond Bread

I had some pears I needed to use up...and I've also been meeting with a health coach and she told me to eat more protein so this had greek yogurt and almonds in it so that helps bump up the health factors!

Pear Almond Bread-Will Cook for Smiles
2 pears grated, and lightly squeezed
1 cup almonds, chopped
1 1/4 cup flour(I used white whole wheat)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan.

In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients including the almonds. In another bowl, whisk eggs and add in the melted butter(make sure it's not hot!) Whisk in yogurt and vanilla. Add in pear. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones.  Pour batter into loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.

**This bread is very moist and flavorful. The almonds added a nice crunch to it as well. I tried to get a picture of this...but we ate it all before I had a chance to!


  1. All my pears are now canned. Would that work too? This looks really good!

  2. i think the canned pears might work, id just drain them, and puree it or try to shred them.