Pear Yogurt Bread

Ina Garten's Pear Yogurt Bread

It’s time to bake!  I made the most delicious Pear Yogurt Bread – adapted from Ina Garten’s). Used a combo of both fresh and dried pears, changed around with what we had in the house – coconut oil instead of vegetable.

It turned out REALLY well – super moist, rich with coconut flavor, plus a nice tang from the yogurt.  Abe said it was the best thing I’ve ever baked!

Pear Yogurt Bread


  • 1.5 cups + 1 Tablespoon Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cups White Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Egg Whites
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup melted Coconut Butter
  • 1 Medium Pear, peeled and diced
  • 3 Jumbo Dried Pears, diced


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees, grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Fold the pears into the batter and pour into the loaf pan.
  4. Bake for about 70 minutes (covered with foil for the last 15) or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


20 thoughts on “Pear Yogurt Bread

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Did you eat a boob for breakfast?

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

  2. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

      1. 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.)

        1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

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

    1. Lynn at The Actors Diet Post author

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

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