Apple and Pear Bread

What's that old saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? How about if you add a pear too?? This bread has equal parts of both apples and pears as well as equal parts of white and wheat flours.

It's so hard to get kids to eat healthy. My son asks for french fries at least a couple times a week. I have to explain to him that french fries only make it onto the "menu" about once a week! The mornings during the school and work week are pretty hectic in our house. I always make sure I have a breakfast bread made, so my family can grab it quickly and eat something nutritious first thing to get them going. This bread is also great as an after school snack as my daughter and one of her friends found out yesterday! When making this recipe, use a tart apple, like a granny smith and a firm pear like an anjou.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup peeled and shredded apple
1 cup peeled and shredded pear

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Put all ingredients into large mixing bowl in the order above and mix by hand until well blended. The batter will be a little stiff. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake about 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on rack 15 minutes and then remove from loaf pan.

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Cathy has been "retired" from the paid workforce since 1996 to raise her family which includes one husband, one second grader, one teen and one stepson.  She has been cooking and baking for as far back as she can remember for her family and friends in "Cathy's Kitchen."  She is excited to be able to share her recipes as well as her cooking and baking hints with other home cooks.  Please feel free to comment or ask a question about her recipes or about cooking and baking in general.



About the Author...
Cathy B
Cathy is a homemaker, wife and mother to a son with special needs, a teenage daughter and stepmom to an adult son.
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