Pear Yogurt Bread

This was breakfast:


What?!? It’s cereal!!!


We obviously need some other type of baked goods in the house. I just received a Chobani package, so I decided to make Yogurt Bread


Adapted from Smitten Kitten’s recipe (which was adapted from Ina Garten’s)


Used a combo of both fresh and dried pears (sent by Oh! Nuts)


Changed around with what we had in the house


Pear Yogurt Bread

  • 1.5 cups + 1 TB Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted Coconut Butter
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and diced
  • 3 California Jumbo Dried Pears, diced

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees, grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

In one bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Put the yogurt, sugar, egg/egg whites, vanilla, and coconut butter in another – whisk well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones gradually, whisking the entire time.


Fold the pears into the batter and pour into the loaf pan.


Bake for about 70 minutes (covered with foil for the last 15) or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.




While that cooled, I ate one of those fresh pears en route to a meeting…


…now I’ve gotta scarf down some food before a screening. Happy weekend everyone!

(UPDATE  – the bread turned out fantastic!  Highly recommend this recipe!)

  • Tamara Christie

    That bread looks seriously amazing, Lynn!

  • Diane Beebe

    Wow that is beautiful!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List

    Nice!! LOVE Chobani!! I’m actually giving away a case right now!

  • Becki @ Bites ‘n Brews

    Pretty bread! I wish mine would look all fancy like that!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Did you eat a boob for breakfast?

    The bread looks amazing! I bet it smelled incredible too!

  • The Teenage Taste

    Oh my gosh, YUM! This bread looks fabulous!

  • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    This bread sounds so interesting! Love the inclusion of coconut butter. The finished bread almost looks like pound cake.

  • Mai

    Mmm, it looks delicious!

  • Simply Life

    oh that bread looks perfect- just like something Ina would make! way to go!

  • Vivian

    Oh wow the bread looks so soft, moist and divine! Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s cut open.

  • pure2rawtwins

    that bread sounds wonderful!!

  • brokencookiesdontcount

    The bread looks so good! You’re making me hungry and I just had breakfast!

  • Monet

    The bread looks too good! Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. Your blog is a great way to start my weekend. I hope your weekend is relaxing and that you get to bake some yummy treats!

  • Tamara Christie

    Lynn, I made this bread today, and it is just as delicious as I imagined it would be! I made a few minor changes, subbing coconut oil for the butter and nonfat yogurt for the 2%, and I skipped the dried pears because I didn’t have any. It still came out wonderfully. Thanks again!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      woo hoo!!! so glad to hear!

      • Tamara Christie

        Oh, one thing I wondered: my bread doesn’t have much of a coconut flavor, and I know you mentioned that yours did. I’ve never had coconut butter but now I’m thinking that it must taste more coconut-y than the oil?

        I never would have thought to put pears in a sweet bread, but they’re divine. I had a second piece and then wrapped it up to take to work tomorrow so I don’t scarf the entire loaf myself! (My husband won’t eat it; he loves lemon loaf, for example, with a passion, but actual fruit inside the goodies is a deal-breaker for him.)

        • Lynn at The Actors Diet

          hmmm…i guess it must! the coconut is subtle, but is definitely there. glad you liked it!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    This is soo cool! Thanks for the link :)

  • Paige

    AMAZING bread…or more like CAKE! I can’t tell you how much we loved this recipe. THANK YOU!

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      so happy to hear, paige! it really does taste like pound cake, doesn’t it?!?