My Bran Pear Molasses Bread is a moist spiced bread with a slight molasses flavor. A lovely winter treat that is both comforting and wholesome.
In the winter months, the fruit selection around here is a bit limited. Basically it’s lots of oranges, grapefruit, apples and pears, that’s about it.
The citrus we both eat and drink. My tot loves eating oranges and I love drinking smoothies with grapefruit. And of course apples we mostly eat or I occasionally make apple crisp.
But pears are a bit trickier. We love eating pears but it’s hard to time when they are perfectly ripe. I feel like I slice them when they are too ripe or not ripe enough.
With the super ripe (borderline mushy) pears, I peel and make pear sauce with them. They are perfect cooked up and spiced with a little cinnamon.
However for some reason I always get a few pears in a batch that don’t seem to ripen well. They are always just kind of hard. And if I leave them too long they rot. Not anymore!
I have finally found a good use for those weird underripe pears that no one wants to eat!
Bran Pear Molasses Bread
You guys, I know the word bran is not synonymous with delicious, but in this case it totally is! I love this moist spiced bread! It’s such a lovely way to use up pears and get a little fiber in your diet at the same time.
The bread has a dark spiced note with the molasses, brown sugar and bran. Yet at the same time its soft, fruity and moist thanks so the pears melting into the batter..
As a waste-less recipe, this is a total winner. So keep hold of those strange pears that are not great for eating, and bake this delicious loaf with them. I promise you will not regret it 😀
Recipe slightly adapted from King Arthur Flour