As fall begins, the weather turns crisper, and the leaves begin to change, some of my favorite produce become available. Falls foods are some of my favorite- so get excited to see some beautiful fall-flavored inspired dishes!
While brainstorming about what dishes to create, I thought of a beautiful pear bread. I saw a delicious one on Broma Bakery and decided I wanted to make my own spin. Filled with warm spices and of course bourbon, this pear bread will make you wanna take a break from that beloved banana bread. Yes- I just pushed aside bananas, my namesake, but hey sometime a little change is good!
Bake this baby up to enjoy for a sweet bite after a meal or toast it and slather on some almond butter for a wholesome and fall themed breakfast.
Servings: 1 pear loaf (about 10 slices)
- 4 bosc pear
- 1 cup brown sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, divided
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Dice your pears, but reserve 3 whole slices for the top garnish.
- Toss your pears into a frying pan with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 bourbone, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cook the pears down until they are tender. Once cooked, transfer the pear mixture to a food processor. Pulse until a smooth consistency (similar to applesauce) is achieved.
- In a mixing bowl cream together the remaining brown sugar and coconut oil. Next mix in the eggs and vanilla.
- Stir in the pear puree.
- Combing the flour, salt, baking soda, and spice a separate bowl. Add the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients in batches.
- Lastly, fold in the greek yogurt.
- Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Top the batter with the think slices of pear. Drizzle some honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
- Bake the loaf for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the bread to fully cool in a pan before removing.