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Pear Bran Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

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Pear Bran Bread Recipe

This tasty quick bread, with its extremely low fat and sodium contents, absence of cholesterol, and healthy dose of fiber, is made with whole-wheat flour for added goodness. But don't be put off by its "good-for-you" ingredients; this bread is every bit as tasty as its two close relations, zucchini and banana bread, but much better nutritionally. And at only about 110 calories a 1/2-inch slice, it's good for your diet, too.

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10" x 5" loaf or 9" x 5" loaf

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as canola
  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh hard pears
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10" x 5" or 9" x 5" pan.
  2. Mix together molasses, honey, egg white, buttermilk and oil.
  3. Mix flour, bran, sugar, baking soda and salt; add all at once to wet mixture.
  4. Stir in chopped pears and walnuts.
  5. Scoop into pan, and place in the oven.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 60 to 70 minutes, until bread tests done (cake tester inserted in middle of loaf comes out clean).
  7. Cool, then wrap and store at room temperature for 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.