10 Reviews

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!

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El Bee September 27, 2008

This is a lovely light cake. Reviews said it was really moist I was worried about it being heavy but it wasn't and not too moist either - just right. I doubled the recipe and used four bananas, only 2 ripe pears and I also only added 3/4 c of both sugars. Doubling made a large loaf plus 12 large cupcakes. This recipe is a real 'keeper'.

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creature_of_leisure March 19, 2011

This bread is delicious and moist and has become a favourite with my family and friends. The riper the fruit, the sweeter the cake so you can easily cut down the sugar quantity without issue. This is the first cake I have made from stratch and it is dead easy and absolutely delicioous.

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Chef Strawberry Short Cake March 15, 2009

I made 2 loaves using gluten free flour -- as two of our family cannot eat regular flour. It turned out lovely!

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tswerstein January 06, 2015

Very good recipe! 1) had pears and bananas to use up 2)went online found this recipe 3) Doubled recipe used only 1 stick of (Kate's) Butter. 4) Baked 1 regular (60 min), and 3

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Joan D. November 07, 2013

very Moist and delicious. Added chopped walnuts.

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LauraLoo1 June 06, 2011

this bread was fantastic! thanks for the recipe. vegan substitutions worked well too (egg replacer and yogurt). very moist and delicious!

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melodybs March 25, 2010

The pears I used are from our farm and they are very hard and crunchy. I grated them instead of chopping and mashing. I was disappointed in the lack of flavor of the bread. Perhaps it was the crunchy pears, but I tasted banana and not much else. It was very moist. I don't plan to use this recipe again.

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keri2002 October 23, 2008

I'd never have thought that banana and pear would go well together but they did - its so lovely and moist! I had to cook the pears up before I mashed them as the pears from our garden are very hard and I found that one banana was fine. Thanks for the good recipe!

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Ginger Rose September 22, 2007

I made this into muffins instead of bread. It makes about 18 muffins, depending on how much batter you put into each cup. I didn't time how long it took to bake though ... I just watched the tops and inserted a knife to check for cleanliness.

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wibelle37 January 06, 2007
Pear Banana Bread