Pear Gingerbread

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This recipe for Pear Gingerbread is perfectly spiced and full of flavor. It’s easy to mix up in a blender and is great for an afternoon snack or topped with some ice cream for a holiday dessert.


  • 2 cups chopped pears
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • Optional glaze – 1/4 cup plain yogurt + 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • Optional topping – pomegranate arils


  1. Combine all ingredients except flour in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add flour to blender and process until just combined.
  3. Pour into greased loaf pan at bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Drizzle with glaze and top with pomegranate just before serving if desired.


If you don’t have a blender you could use a food processor.
Or, just puree pears and mix everything in a mixing bowl.
Or simple mash pears well by hand.