This simple quick bread, flavored with pear and maple syrup, is a great choice for breakfast or a late afternoon snack. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 8x4x2-inch or two 5-3/4x3x1-3/4-inch loaf pans or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flours, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl combine shredded pear, sugar, oil, egg, and syrup. Add pear mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in chopped pear. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s).

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes for the 8x4x2-inch pan or 35 to 40 minutes for 5-3/4x3x 1-3/4-inch pans or until a toothpick inserted near center(s) comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan(s). Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute-sugar blend, we recommend Splenda(R) Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar. Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 130 cal., 17 g carb.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 88 mg sodium. 56 mg potassium; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 2 g protein; 67 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 21 mcg folate; 55 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 4 mg magnesium;