Facing a frenzied week? Set aside some time on Sunday to bake this moist, fruit-filled bread (each loaf contains four pears)—then toast a slice on your way out the door each morning. Thanks to whole wheat flour, it's high in good-for-you carbs—the kind that give you the sustained energy you need to motor through until lunch.

This recipe is one of O's delicious start-your-day-right breakfasts.
Servings: Makes 1 Loaf (about 8 servings)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil and 1 Tbsp. canola oil for pan
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup purchased pear puree
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 ripe pears , grated
  • Directions
    Active time: 20 minutes
    Total time: 1 hour, 35 to 45 minutes

    Preheat oven to 350°. Brush a 9" x 4" loaf pan with oil; line with parchment paper.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

    In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup oil, lemon zest, eggs, honey, pear puree, and poppy seeds. Add to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in grated pears.

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown, slightly cracked on the surface, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 75 to 85 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand until completely cool, about 30 minutes, before serving.

    Nutritional Information
    Per one-inch slice: 355 calories, 6 grams protein, 2 grams saturated fat, 6 grams fiber.


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