Gluten Free Pear Cake Bread Recipe

AuthorSteve Nubie
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A cake bread recipe is different than most bread recipes in the sense that it uses baking soda and/or baking powder in place of yeast.  The result is a soft and moist cake that’s typically been defined by banana bread, zucchini bread and pumpkin bread.  For me, I love pears but like banana bread you need exceptionally ripe pears.  3 pears are used with one peeled and shredded to be added to the batter, and a third to be peeled and sliced thinly to make a pear topping.

This particular recipe also happens to be gluten free.  A perfect flour can be easily found in the specialty baking aisle of many stores called “Gluten free All-purpose flour.”  There are other flours that are gluten free, but I’ve had good results with the gluten free all-purpose flour.  Another important consideration is whether or not your bread machine has a Gluten free setting.  If not, and you really want to pursue a gluten free diet you should consider buying a new machine with that setting.  You can try the basic white bread setting, but you may not get the rise you’d like in any loaf of bread.

Pear cake bread is a great dessert bread, breakfast bread and is always good at tea-time with coffee or tea.  A pat of softened butter is good too especially when it’s still warm.  It’s easy to make in your bread machine, but just make sure you follow the ingredient list for addition to the bread pan and peel and shred your pears ahead of time.  You’ll also want to add your pecan later as the directions indicate and top with your sliced pear after the bread has risen and before the baking cycle begins.  This recipe makes a 2-pound loaf.  If your machine doesn’t have that capacity, just cut the recipe ingredients in half.

INGREDIENTS:
 3 eggs
 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
 ¾ cup vegetable oil
 2 cups of peeled and shredded pears
 2 cups of white sugar
 3 cups of gluten free all-purpose flour
 ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Additions:
 1 cup of chopped pecans but reserve until after the beep for addition of nuts or put into a fruit and nut hopper if you have one.
 1 peeled and thinly slice pear for topping
DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the recipe and select the gluten free setting, 2-pound loaf and medium crust. If you’ve reduced the ingredients to accommodate the settings on your machine, adjust accordingly.

2

When the machine beeps for addition of nuts, add the pecans to the dough mixture. When the bread has risen in the machine top with the thin pear slices and quickly close the lid.

3

When done, let the loaf rest for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 3 eggs
 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
 ¾ cup vegetable oil
 2 cups of peeled and shredded pears
 2 cups of white sugar
 3 cups of gluten free all-purpose flour
 ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Additions:
 1 cup of chopped pecans but reserve until after the beep for addition of nuts or put into a fruit and nut hopper if you have one.
 1 peeled and thinly slice pear for topping

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread pan in the order indicated in the recipe and select the gluten free setting, 2-pound loaf and medium crust. If you’ve reduced the ingredients to accommodate the settings on your machine, adjust accordingly.

2

When the machine beeps for addition of nuts, add the pecans to the dough mixture. When the bread has risen in the machine top with the thin pear slices and quickly close the lid.

3

When done, let the loaf rest for 10 minutes and then remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack.

Gluten Free Pear Cake Bread Recipe

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2 Comments
  1. Reply
    Steve Nubie May 28, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Yes, you can but plain, all-purpose flour has gluten in it.

  2. Reply
    Amy July 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Could you use plain flour instead of the gluten free?

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