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Chai Spiced Pear Bread

by Jacquelyn ScogginOctober 19, 2012
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Chai Spiced Pear Bread: Good Food, Spirituality & Health

One of my earliest memories of my grandma was her canned pears. She used to can them every year along with jams, tomatoes, and peaches. Out of all my cousins, I was the only one who liked the pears more than the peaches. She would always point this out, because apparently pears are a lot harder to can than peaches—something about how you have to peel the skins. Regardless, she still did several batches just for me.

To this day I still would rather eat a fresh peach over a canned one, and nice soft pears instead of fresh. I prefer mine gently poached in a syrupy bath, smoothly pureed into a sauce, or cooked into warm spiced loaves of quick bread. I guess some things never change.

This time of year, when the weather gets crisp, you won't find me too far from a hot mug of tea. Sometimes it's nice to have a slightly sweet treat, full of all the wonderful seasonal fall flavors, and this one is gluten-free to boot.

3 cups almond flour or almond meal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil)
1 ripe but still firm pear, shredded

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.

Combine the almond flour, all spices, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs. Whisk in the honey and oil. Stir in the shredded pears.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir until everything is moistened. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Then allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.


Jacquelyn Scoggin

Jacquelyn Scoggin has a love for seasonal whole food recipes and the experiences that come with simple living. She's often found digging in the garden or at the farmers market just before heading into the kitchen to whip up a new recipe and sharing it on her blog Good Things Grow (http://goodthingsgrow.com/). She believes there is truly nothing better than sitting down to a meal, weather alone or with a crowd full of familiar faces, that has been cooked with love and care.


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