Pear Banana and Pecan Loaf (Paleo, Gluten Free, Clean eating, nut Free) + Baking without added sweeteners

Pear Banana Pecan LoafWe found a lovely organic pear shop at the Manning Road markets. Their pears are so sweet and juicy that we cannot help but purchase a few from them each week. 

I have been experimenting baking more without adding any sweeteners to it. No raw honey or rice malt. Just simply the sweetness from the natural fruits. Cinnamon and vanilla naturally enhances the sweetness of most fruits. IMG_2290 (640x427)

We love banana bread in our household. When we first started out eating clean, we found that we needed to add some form of honey in our banana bread to get the desire sweetness. Now, we don’t even need that anymore. The sugar from bananas usually suffice. 

Adding pear though, brought it to another level. I reduced the amount of bananas in this as a small chopped pear is enough to compensate for it. We love the slight crunch of chopped pears that goes so well with pecans. It tasted even better when it is toasted. Asher cannot have enough of it, and I have to say, it makes the mornings that I work a lot easier when he munches down his breakfast faster. 

It is also nut free which makes me think I can refer to this recipe IMG_2293 (640x427)again when he starts school. 

Pear Banana and Pecan Bread (Nut Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Clean Eating, Gluten Free)
Yields 14
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 3 bananas
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 3/4 cup greek yogurt (Or 1/2 cup coconut milk)
  5. 1/2 cup almond milk (Or normal milk)
  6. 1 tsp bicarb
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 small pear diced
  9. 1/4 cup pecans
  10. 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  11. 1 tsp ginger ground
  12. 1/4 lemon juiced
  13. 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven 180C.
  2. Line loaf pan with baking paper.
  3. Place all ingredients but pear in a food processor. Pulse a few times till mixture combine. You may have to scrap it down. Then add pear and give it a good few pulse.
  4. Spoon into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
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