Pear Bran Bread

This tasty quick bread, with its extremely low fat and sodium contents, absence of cholesterol, and healthy dose of fiber, is made with whole-wheat flour for added goodness. But don't be put off by its "good-for-you" ingredients; this bread is every bit as tasty as its two close relations, zucchini and banana bread, but much better nutritionally. And at only about 110 calories a 1/2-inch slice, it's good for your diet, too.

10 mins
1 hr to 1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 10 mins
10" x 5" loaf or 9" x 5" loaf
Pear Bran Bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10" x 5" or 9" x 5" pan.

  2. Mix together molasses, honey, egg white, buttermilk and oil.

  3. Mix flour, bran, sugar, baking soda and salt; add all at once to wet mixture.

  4. Stir in chopped pears and walnuts.

  5. Scoop into pan, and place in the oven.

  6. Bake at 350°F for 60 to 70 minutes, until bread tests done (cake tester inserted in middle of loaf comes out clean).

  7. Cool, then wrap and store at room temperature for 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.