Easy Gluten Free Pear Bread

Wow family and friends with this Gluten Free Pear Bread — a gluten free easy baking recipe featuring fresh pears, perfect for any season!

When I started this new site, maybe I should’ve called it BakingBarbells and Botox.

I kid, I kid. I don’t get Botox NEARLY as much as I bake and pick up barbells.

When you’ve been cooking professionally, like I have, for 20+ years, you begin to realize a few things about yourself. For me, I’ve realized that I *say* I love to cook, but what I *mean* is I love to bake.

A while back, I received the most wonderful package in the mail from USA Pears. I asked friends and fans what I should make with them (if anything… plenty of people agreed to eat them fresh out of hand). While I loved all the suggestions, I knew from the beginning there would be baking involved.

As the holidays approached, I found myself daydreaming of quick breads, cakes cookiesmuffins, and more. I love waking my family up in the morning to the smell of something sweetly spiced and maybe even iced.

But don’t misunderstand me. Complicated creations are NOT my thing.

I love easy baking recipes that even a novice baker can make, using ingredients that aren’t hard to find and obviously, yielding something so tasty my family can’t wait for me to make it again.

This Gluten-Free Pear Bread is all that and more.

I based the recipe loosely on this Pear Granola Bread Recipe on the USA Pears website. I especially loved the idea of using in-season, ripe pears in both the bread itself and in the topping. Where their recipe opts for a granola-type streusel, I used some of the Sunnyland Pecans I had leftover from my recent Pecan Pie Bars. I LOVE a good pecan streusel and adding in the diced fresh pears truly made this a holiday-worthy breakfast bread or dessert.

Enjoy! ~Regan

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
gluten free pear bread

Easy Gluten Free Pear Bread

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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



  • 2 ripe USA Pears
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (I used Sunnyland Farms)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 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. Beat oil and brown sugar with an electric mixer; 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 to 1 hour, 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.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Another Gluten-Free Quick Bread Recipe You’ll Enjoy:

gluten free cranberry bread

Gluten-Free Cranberry Bread

Affiliate Disclosure

Disclosure: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.