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Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

It is Easter week and we are getting prepared to bake incredible Easter breads and Italian desserts. I love to bake layers cakes, yeast bread recipes and pies. Especially special breads and pies for the holidays. For the rest of the days when I'm craving a not too sweet dessert, you will find me baking a moist and wonderful banana bread.

Banana breads are so easy to put together and can be made in so many different ways! I'm always buying extra bananas just to ensure I have some left to bake a banana bread. My kids love to have a slice warm right out of the oven for a treat and it's so perfect for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee.

Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

For this banana bread, I added a lovely ripe Bosc pear I had on hand and a handful of dark chocolate chips. You could add whatever type of chocolate chips you prefer. This bread is moist and fragrant from the lovely ripe bananas and the gorgeous pear. It was difficult to wait for it to cool down and slice that first beautiful slice!

Banana Pear Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups of flour (I sometimes add 1/2 whole wheat and no one knows the difference)
  2. 1 tsp sea salt
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3-4 very ripe)
  5. 1 bosc pear, peeled and cut into chunks
  6. 3/4 cup sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  10. 2 tablespoons of sour cream (you could sub Greek yogurt)
Instructions
  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Mix the egg with the sugar and oil and stir into the bananas. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt (regular salt is fine too), baking soda.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture.
  3. Fold in the pear pieces and the chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes and lower temperature to 250 F and bake for about another 25-30 minutes.

16 comments

  1. I just so happen to have a LOT of over ripe bananas ; ) Lucky me.

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  2. The bread looks super moist and I love the pear chunks in there!

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  3. My hubby is obsessed with pears! He will love this

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  4. Oh, yeah! Pears are a marvelous addition! I wish I was at your house for breakfast this morning!!!

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  5. Great idea to add pears here!

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  6. I have never made pear bread and I bet this is wonderful!

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  7. Oh my, I feel like I could smell this bread baking while I was reading this! I love the addition of the pear and chocolate!

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  8. That looks so deliciously moist, fruity and delicious... love the addition of the dark chocolate chips (what is it about pear and dark chocolate? The combination works so well!). Definitely going to try this. Loaf cakes are one of my very favourite things (for some reason I think this qualifies as 'bread' and therefore I can eat it for breakfast... right?!)

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  9. I have never thought to combine pear and chocolate. I really need to give it a try!

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  10. Oh pear, I would never have thought add that but it looks just lovely! Sounds it too!

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  11. This looks so fluffy and moist! I want a slice.

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  12. What a delicious bread, I love the pears and chocolate!

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  13. Banana, pears and chocolate - what an awesome combination!!

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  14. Oh gosh. The temptation of having a loaf of this around might kill me. It sounds so good!

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  15. I've never thought of adding pear! Dark chocolate is my favorite to add into banana muffins though, will have to try the pear next time too!

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