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Pear Bran Bread

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


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.

At a glance

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


Choose your measure:

  • 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


  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.