I'm a sucker for breakfast bread. My favorite is banana nut bread but when different fruits are in season, it's good to switch it up a bit. This Spiced Pear Bread is a great addition for breakfast or a late night snack.
Bartlett pears start arriving at the markets in late summer. They're soon followed by Bosc and Comice which are in season in the fall through winter. The Anjou is known as a winter pear.
The best way to enjoy breakfast bread is warm with a little bit of butter.
In a bowl, mix oil, sugar and eggs. Then mix in the pears and the chopped pecans.
In a separate bowl you'll mix all your dry ingredients.
Bake in a greased pan for 60 minutes. I freeze extra loaves so that I don't eat them all in one sitting.
What you will need
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 ½ cups pears – peeled cored and chopped
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans
- In large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar and eggs – beat well.
- Stir in pears, pecans and vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Stir dry ingredients into the pear mixture; mix well.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.
- Allow loaves to cool in pans for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.