Low-sugar High-Flavor Pear & Oats, Walnut Quick Bread
Recipe type: Baked goods
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 2 loaves
A delicious fall or winter quick bread for breakfasts, snacks, or dessert!
  • 3 C All-purpose flour
  • 2 t Baking powder
  • 1½ t Ground ginger
  • ½ t Baking soda
  • 1 t Ground cinnamon
  • ½ t Kosher sea salt
  • ½ t Ground Cardamom
  • 1 T Pear vinegar
  • 2 C Milk
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ C Melted butter, cooled
  • ½ C Granulated sugar
  • ½ C Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 t Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 C peeled and chopped pear, or, 1 lb Del Monte Diced Bartlett Pears in water, no sugar added
  • ¾ C Old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
  • ¾ C Walnuts, chopped
  • 3 T Palm sugar, or brown sugar, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees .
  2. Grease the bottom and ½ inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ground ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cardamom; making a well in the center, then, set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, milk, eggs, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  5. Add to the flour mixture.
  6. Stir until just combined.
  7. Stir in pear, ½ cup of the oats and the nuts.
  8. Divide batter between prepared pans.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup oats, then the palm sugar.
  10. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted near centers comes out clean.
  11. (If necessary to prevent over-browning, cover bread loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking.)
  12. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from pans.
  14. Cool completely.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at https://www.mysweetcalifornialife.com/low-sugar-high-flavor-pear-oats-walnut-quick-bread/