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Banana Pear Bread with Ginger (Dairy Free)

This dairy free, whole wheat banana pear bread with ginger is packed full of goodness and flavour, making a delicious breakfast/brunch option as well as healthy snack anytime!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 236kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe banana mashed
  • 1 large pear peeled, chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 3 medium eggs lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds/almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut/vegetable oil
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • Good pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a saucepan combine the ginger, pear, banana, honey and oil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4.  Lightly grease and line a 23 x 13 cm loaf tin with non-stick paper and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt and stir using a whisk.  In a separate bowl combine the eggs with the fruit mixture (once cooled).  Add to the dry ingredients and stir well.  Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth out the top and bake for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes. Lift the bread out of the pan together with the paper and place on a cooling rack.

Notes

  • I used whole wheat flour but white flour is fine to use too.
  • You can prepare the fruit mixture in advance and, once cooled, refrigerate overnight, covered.
  • Use ripe and sweet but firm pear.
  • Do NOT overstir the batter.
  • Store in an airtight container or wrapped in paper in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze the entire loaf or individual slices for up to 3 months.
  • Preparation time DOES include the time needed to cook as well as cool the fruit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg