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Gluten Free Pear Cardamom Quick Bread

  • Author: Teri Delany
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


We pair the dynamic duo of sexy cardamom with sweet, fresh pear to make a delicious, gluten free quick bread that will soon become your family’s favorite fall treat.




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  • 255g (9 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (2 1/3 C + 1 tsp)
  • 2 tsp Aluminum Free, Double Acting Baking Powder (8g)
  • 1 tsp Ground Cardamom (2g)
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (2g, use up to a teaspoon to suit your taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (3g)


  • 118 ml (4 fl. oz) Avocado Oil, or other neutral oil (1/2 C)
  • 113g (4 oz) Unsweetened Applesauce (1/2 C)
  • 57g (2 oz) Sour Cream (1/4 C)
  • 100g (3.5 oz) Cane Sugar (1/2 C)
  • 110g (3.9 oz) Light Brown Sugar (packed 1/2 C)
  • 3 Large Pasture Raised Eggs (150g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (7.5 ml)
  • 142g (5 oz) Fresh Pear, cored and diced (1 C)


Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred,) 8×4″ Loaf Pan, Whisk, Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Silicone Spatula, Grater, Non-Stick Spray or Goop, Cooling Rack

Before You Dive In – Prep:

    •    Bring eggs to room temperature (preferred)
    •    Dice pears
    •    Move oven rack to center
    •    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 C)
    •    Grease loaf pan with non-stick spray, butter or our non-stick baking Goop

Step 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

Step 2: In a separate large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients except the pear. When fully mixed, stir in the diced pear.

Step 3: Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until all the flour is fully incorporated.

Step 4: Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan, (see note below if making muffins.) Bake in the center of a preheated 350 F/177 C oven for approximately 55-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.

Step 5: Place pan on a cooling rack for a few minutes before removing bread from the pan. Continue cooling on a rack until you are ready to slice and eat.



To Store: Bread stays moist for two days after baking if stored in an airtight container or wrapping. Freeze for up to a month and thaw on the counter.

Muffins: Preheat oven to 425F/220 C and move oven rack to center. Evenly divide the batter into 12 regular, greased muffin wells. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 F/190 C and continue baking for about 6 minutes. Tops will appear golden and a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean when done.

The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written. One 8×4″ loaf yields 15 slices weighing approximately 57g/2 oz each.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 40mg

Keywords: Gluten Free Pear Cardamom Quick Bread