Pear and Pecan Loaf

This loaf is easy to make and so tasty.

This is a yummy way to use up any extra pears you have at home.

The Pear and Pecan complement each other so well. It is great as a brunch or breakfast bread. The cinnamon and nutmeg take the flavours to another level.

I chopped the pear into small pieces, but you can choose to grate instead. The Pecans are roughly chopped as I like to bite into bits of pecan.

This does freeze really well. And can also be made into muffins.


Vegetable oil – ½ cup

Caster Sugar – 1 cup

Eggs – 2

Plain Flour – 2 cups

Baking Powder – 2 flat teaspoons

Pears – 1 big, ripe but firm and chopped into tiny pieces

Pecans – ½ cup, roughly chopped

Milk – ¼ cup

Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon – 3/4 teaspoon

Nutmeg – ½ teaspoon

Salt – ½ teaspoon


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. In a bowl, combine the oil, sugar and eggs and beat well.
  3. In a separate bowl, put the plain flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and integrate well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir through.
  5. Put in the chopped pears, pecans and vanilla extract and stir through till evenly mixed through.
  6. Place the batter in the greased and lined loaf tin and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 50-60 mins. Ensure that the cake tester comes out clean.


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  1. Drools….You had me at loaf. One of these days I’m going to have to try one of your recipes. I’m gluten free (not by choice…health problems), but could easily adapt a recipe like this with an all purpose GF flour.

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