Pear Yogurt Bread

November 11, 2011

in baking, recipe

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!)

{ 20 comments }

1 Tamara Christie November 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm

That bread looks seriously amazing, Lynn!

2 Diane Beebe November 11, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Wow that is beautiful!

3 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List November 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm

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

4 Becki @ Bites 'n Brews November 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

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

5 Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Did you eat a boob for breakfast?

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

6 The Teenage Taste November 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Oh my gosh, YUM! This bread looks fabulous!

7 Amber Shea @Almost Vegan November 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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

8 Mai November 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Mmm, it looks delicious!

9 Simply Life November 12, 2011 at 5:02 am

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

10 Vivian November 12, 2011 at 6:49 am

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

11 pure2rawtwins November 12, 2011 at 7:53 am

that bread sounds wonderful!!

12 brokencookiesdontcount November 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

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

13 Monet November 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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!

14 Tamara Christie November 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

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!

15 Lynn at The Actors Diet November 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

woo hoo!!! so glad to hear!

16 Tamara Christie November 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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.)

17 Lynn at The Actors Diet November 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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

18 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm

This is soo cool! Thanks for the link :)

19 Paige December 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

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

20 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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

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