Gluten-Free Pear Bread

Gluten-Free Pear Bread

Wow family and friends with this Gluten-Free Pear Bread — an easy gluten-free baking recipe featuring fresh pears, perfect for fall! 




  • 2 ripe USA Pears
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (*see Note)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 240 g (2 cups) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/21 teaspoon xanthan gum (*see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (*see Note)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (I used Sunnyland Farms)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (*see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cut one pear in half. Dice one pear half and set aside for Streusel. Grate remaining pear and pear half to yield 1 cup grated pear.
  3. Cream oil and brown sugar; beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in grated pear.
  4. Whisk together flour and next 6 ingredients (through ginger). Add to oil mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared pan. 
  5. Combine remaining Streusel ingredients and toss with reserved diced pear. Sprinkle over top of batter in pan and press in slightly to batter. 
  6. Bake for 1 hour – 1 hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. 
  7. Remove bread from pan. Combine powdered sugar and cream. Drizzle over bread.

Keywords: Easy Baking Recipe, Easy Gluten Free Baking Recipe