Pear Yogurt Bread

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This was breakfast:

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What?!? It’s cereal!!!

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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

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

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

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Changed around with what we had in the house

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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.

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

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

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

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…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!

  • http://lindsayslist.co Lindsay @ Lindsay’s List

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

  • http://bitesnbrews.com Becki @ Bites ‘n Brews

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

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    Did you eat a boob for breakfast?

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

  • http://teenagetaste.wordpress.com The Teenage Taste

    Oh my gosh, YUM! This bread looks fabulous!

  • http://almostveganblog.wordpress.com Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

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

  • http://iammai7990.blogspot.com Mai

    Mmm, it looks delicious!

  • http://www.simplylifeblog.com/ Simply Life

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

  • http://monolidlove.tumblr.com 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.

  • http://www.pure2raw.com pure2rawtwins

    that bread sounds wonderful!!

  • http://brokencookiesdontcount.wordpress.com brokencookiesdontcount

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

  • http://anecdotesandapples.weebly.com 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!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com 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.)

        • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

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

  • http://lauren-whatlaurenlikes.blogspot.com/ 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!

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

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