Carrot Pear Loaf

Carrot Pear Loaf

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February 11, 2017


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (or a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat)

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup canola or other mild oil

2 large eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

2 medium carrots, grated (about 1 cup)

1 overripe pear, grated

a handful of raisins or chopped nuts, if you like


1Preheat the oven to 375?F.

2In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.

3?Add the wet ingredients to the dry along with the grated carrots and pear; stir just until combined, adding a handful of raisins or nuts along the way, if you like.

4Scrape the batter into a parchment-lined (or greased) 8x4-inch loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until golden and the top is springy to the touch. Makes 1 loaf; serves 8.


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