Almond Pear Bread #BreadBakers

Almond Pear Bread and slice

Almond Pear Bread bakes ripe red pears into an almond quick bread. Delicious for breakfast, brunch or late night snack.

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Welcome to another fun addition of Bread Bakers!

I’m so happy to be hosting June #BreadBakers ! This month we’re showing off our best breads made with nut meal and nut flours. Nut flour in its purest form is simply finely ground nuts like almonds and hazelnuts.
I replace between 1/4 and 1/3 of the flour with nut meal when baking.

The nuts add moisture, oils, nutrition and texture. Although peanuts aren’t actually “nuts” but legumes, powdered peanuts bring the same great additions to the mix!

Almond Pear Bread

Almond Pear Bread #BreadBakers

Yield: 12 pieces

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (I used Nielsen-Massey almond extract)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup peeled and diced pears (about 1 medium-sized pear)


  • Cream together sugars and shortening.
  • Add honey, egg and almond extract.
  • Mix together flour, almond flour, cinnamon and baking powder. Alternate adding dry ingredients with buttermilk.
  • Stir in pears.
  • Pour into well-greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool 30 minutes in pan. Remove loaf and cool completely on rack before slicing.
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Food for Thought… Which fresh fruit and nut combo appeals most to you for bread? Does your recipe include chopped or whole nuts too? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below.


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21 Responses to Almond Pear Bread #BreadBakers

  1. Stacy says:

    What a beautiful loaf, Cindy! Almonds and pears are a lovely match. I’ll bet this is fabulous toasted as well.
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  2. wow wonderful combination of almond and pear……..

  3. Pavani says:

    That is a beautiful bread Cindy. Almonds and pears are such an amazing combination. Thank you for hosting this month with this interesting and nutty theme :-)

  4. Karen says:

    That loaf is gorgeous! It’s so hard to believe that there is no wheat flour in there! Almond flour is so versatile. Thanks so much for hosting too. I know it can be stressful!

  5. Almond and pear what a great combination.!!! would soon make it by your recipe.
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  6. Wendy Klik says:

    Love the chunks of pear in this bread
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  7. Namita says:

    Hi Cindy, you really choose a great theme. Nuts and nut flour made our breads healthy and soft. I loved your bread. with fresh pears and almonds, it is so healthy. We are getting fresh pears these days and I will definitely try it out. Thanks for hosting!

  8. Mayuri Patel says:

    Almonds and pears is a wonderful combination. I like your suggestion of replacing a part of the flour with nut flour. Thank you for the lovely theme Cindy.

  9. sneha datar says:

    A great combo of almond and pear. I would love this loaf.

  10. Kalyani says:

    First of all Cindy , thank you for hosting & such a wonderful theme as well :-)) this loaf looks gorgeous.. I have a fetish for quick breads and especially fruit / veggies embedded in them.. bookmarking to try this very soon :-))
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