Pear Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Marla Swoffer

A nice change from regular banana bread--it's super moist and the pears really boost the flavor. I developed this by combining the best elements of banana and fruit bread recipes. As one of the reviewers discovered, this recipe doesn't work with hard pears--they have to be soft so they can be mashed in with the bananas to form a puree. Also, this can be cooked more quickly in a muffin tin (about 20 minutes).

Top Review by El Bee

I made muffins (24--baked at 350 for 18 minutes, started checking at 15), which just came out of the oven & cooled to eating temp. They are very tasty and moist--and a very forgiving recipe. I had 4 small pears (with bad spots to cut out) and 1 banana, and only plain yogurt. I used a mix of white and wheat flour & fresh nutmeg. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mash bananas and pears in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients until creamed together.
  4. Stir in the fruit mixture.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for an hour and half.
  7. Let cool for at least 10 minutes so it doesn't fall apart (it solidifies more with time).

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