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Granola Pear Bread

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This pear bread is stuffed with granola, super hearty and just slightly sweet. It’s perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with tea. 

I really wanted to call this chunky granola pear bread but the word “chunky” just doesn’t seem right when it comes to baked goods.

Especially after watching Pitch Perfect for the first time last night and seeing the puke scene while writing this.

Nope, that definitely solidified the titling decision.

So let it be known this bread is full of chunky pieces of fresh ripe pears, not puree despite the title.

Granola pear bread

I kind of forget how much I like pears every year.

They take such a backseat to the apple obsession in the fall but, a juicy ripe pear wins hands down over any apple, even Honeycrisp, in my book.

It’s been miserably grey and cloudy here for pretty much the past week.

Not really cold, just gross out.

It’s the kind of weather that makes you not want to do anything but don the oldest and biggest pair of sweatpants you own, curl up on the couch for the entire day with a never-ending mug of tea (or an apple cinnamon tea latte) in your hand.

And you know what a mug of tea needs?

Pear bread

A slice of sweet bread.

A hearty, granola and pear filled, just slightly sweet bread topped with a cinnamon coconut butter glaze.

It’s moist as heck, dense, filling and really won’t help in the motivation department to get up off the couch.

Sometimes though, that’s ok.

Granola pear bread with cinnamon icing

This pear bread is unique in that it uses actual granola inside of it for some added texture.

It’s a fun way to change up a quick bread recipe and it’s adaptable to whatever kind of granola you have on hand.

Whether that’s store-bought or a homemade version like this easy nut-free granola recipe or even pumpkin granola which would be perfect for fall!

It’s a hearty bread filled with sweet little pops of ripe pear and the perfect afternoon snack!

MORE QUICK BREADS TO ENJOY:

Matcha Bread

Tart Cherry Tea Bread

Paleo Almond Zucchini Bread

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Granola Pear Bread

Granola Pear Bread

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

This pear bread is stuffed with granola, super hearty and just slightly sweet. It's perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with tea.

Ingredients

For the Granola Pear Bread

  • 1 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup granola
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup plain whole Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup Silk unsweetened original almondmilk
  • 2 cups chopped pears

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup Silk unsweetened original almondmilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

For the Granola Pear Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. Combine the flours, oats, granola, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the butter, yogurt, eggs, maple syrup and Silk in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Fold in the pears.
  6. Transfer the batter to the loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
  8. Remove from the oven, let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the glaze

  1. Melt the coconut butter in a small bowl.
  2. Add the Silk, vanilla and cinnamon and mix until smooth.
  3. Pour over the cooled bread and let set before serving.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

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Claudia Lamascolo

Thursday 17th of December 2020

This was delicious I think I will be making this again for Christmas Morning

Laura Dembowski

Tuesday 4th of November 2014

I would never have thought to put granola in bread like this. Grear idea!

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Brittany

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

Did you actually use the full half cup of almond milk for the glaze? I tried it and it just would have essentially been like pouring milk on the bread.

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

I did. Did you use the coocnut butter with it? My coconut butter was pretty hard so I warmed it slightly to melt it a bit but it thickened the almond milk enough for a glaze consistency.

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