Enjoy this Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread Recipe, so moist and full of large chunks of pears and tart cherries, delicious served warm with butter!

Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread Recipe

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Friends, we enjoyed a loaf of this Banana Pear Bread Recipe last week with a cup of coffe. As the weather was changing, mornings are colder, there’s definitely a feel of “fall” in the air. Fall makes me happy!

Our mums welcome us in the late morning as we bring our coffee out here to enjoy. I say late morning because early mornings are … just too cold to sit outside.

Banana Pear Bread

Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread

This Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread is sooo good! You may have tried my Best Ever Sour Cream Banana Bread or Secret Walnut Banana Bread Recipe or Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

But for fall, starting to cook with pears now, this is amazing!

Mix the batter and fold in pecans, cherries, and big chunks of pears.

Bake and allow to cool on the counter before enjoying a big slice with your favorite person!

I was thinking back to how joyful I always feel in the fall. I’m not sure if it’s getting back into a routine, the cool days, the gorgeous colors … everything seems new.

Cherry Banana Pear Bread Recipe

I remember one year wasn’t that great. One of our sons was struggling with his elementary teacher, and it continued throughout the year. That’s enough to suck the joy right out of a parent’s heart. So even though new school years were exciting, they can still be tough, helping your kid navigate the tide.

We weren’t parents to pluck ourselves out of tough situations, unless bullying was involved. This teacher retired that year, and she was just old, tired, grumpy, disorganized, and had already given up. In hindsight, we should have moved our kid out of that class.

Cherry Banana Pear Bread

The things we learn as parents.

When things got better, joy returned, and we gained wisdom. Our son was fine, and also learned from the experience. (PS. If a teacher is a bully, you do rush in as a parent to be a protector).

“May you have enough joy to give you hope, enough pain to make you wise.” – Macrina Weiderkehr

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Banana Pear Bread Recipe

So along with “back to school” and a new season ahead for all of us, I hope you get in the kitchen for some baking and try this yummy Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread recipe!

Maybe make an extra loaf to take to your kid’s teacher this week? (wink wink)

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Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 2 small, very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup pear, cut in chunks + slices for top
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/3 cup spelt or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar, plus some to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl or stand up mixer, combine all liquids, sugar, and spices; eggs, milk, bananas, vanilla, coconut sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until sugar has dissolved and batter is smooth. Next, add in flour about 1/2 cup at a time. Finally, remove from stand and fold in pecans, cherries, and pears chunks.
  • Grease a loaf pan with oil, pour in batter, top with pear slices and a sprinkle of coconut sugar, and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when placed in the center.
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More banana bread recipes: Snickerdoodle Banana Bread [Shugary Eats], and Peanut Butter Banana Bread [Oh Sweet Basil].

Tart Cherry Banana Pear Bread