Pear and Ginger Loaf

At last a way we can put those "too hard" pears to good use!

Serves 12 slices|Takes 1 hour 10 mins


500ml of natural yogurt

1 beaten egg

1 tbsp. treacle

300g Flahavan’s Porridge Oats

2 small fresh pears, unripe is fine

100g pecan nuts

Whole pieces of crystalised ginger

½ tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Peel the pears and cut into 3 cm cubes removing the core and pips. Cut any of the very big pieces of ginger in half. Place the yogurt, beaten egg and treacle in a bowl and stir well.

Mix the oats, bread soda, pear, ginger pieces, pecans, spices and salt in a separate bowl, add to the yogurt mixture and stir thoroughly.

Place in a greased or parchment-lined 2lb loaf tin, sprinkle with oats and bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.

Lower temperature to 150°C and cook for a further 30 minutes. Allow to cool a little before slicing, this is fantastic with salted Irish Butter.

Serve with mascarpone, toasted nuts and grilled pear for a delicious dessert!

Recipe Categories:

Brunch   Sweet   Breakfast   Snacks   Vegetarian  
Flahavan's Oats Illustration