Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf

Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf

I love a good loaf recipe especially one that is a one bowl hand mix and I can use up fruit that needs to be eaten.  I had some yoghurt and pears that had to be used up so I included them in this super easy Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf.  Seasoned with cinnamon and ginger these smells waft through the kitchen as it bakes.  While I have used pears you could easily swap for apples.

Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf


3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup Raw Sugar
200gm Natural Greek Yoghurt
2 Eggs, large
1 1/2 Cups Self Raising Flour
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 Tsp Bicarbonate Soda
2 Pears, diced
1 Pear, sliced to decorate


  1. In a large bowl add the oil, sugar and yoghurt and mix well with a whisk.
  2. Add the eggs and whisk further until combined.
  3. Add the flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate soda and mix until combined.
  4. Fold through the diced pear.  Spoon into a lined 2ocm loaf tin.
  5. Place the sliced pear on top with a sprinkle of extra cinnamon and ginger and place into a preheated 170 degree Celsius oven to bake for 45 minutes or until it bounces back when touched.
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Makes 1 loaf

Freezer friendly: slice loaf into serving slices and wrap in cling wrap.  Place into a zip lock bag or freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf

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10 Responses to Spiced Pear and Yoghurt Loaf

  1. Kate March 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Yum!!! Made this today and it’s delicious! Took about an hour to cook in my FF oven at 170.

    • Amanda May 14, 2018 at 9:19 am #

      So glad to hear, each oven is so different.

  2. Lyndall April 26, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    Hi Amanda, Do you have to use Vegetable Oil? What can you use in its place?

    • Amanda April 30, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      Hi Lyndall, you can use any other light flavour oil.

  3. Dianne June 26, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    Absolutely yummo!! Didn’t last long enough to freeze, took 1 hour in my ff oven as well.

    • Amanda July 3, 2018 at 7:11 am #

      Glad everyone enjoyed 🙂

  4. Sarah Crane August 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    This is such an easy cake to make and so delicious. I only had 2 pears so put one in the cake and sliced the other for ontop. Still vety flavoursome. Thank you.

    • Amanda September 3, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      So glad to hear Sarah 🙂

  5. Julie Carter February 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    I just made this with Apple instead of pear. Delicious!!

    • Amanda February 11, 2019 at 10:21 am #

      So glad to hear, great idea swapping pear for apple too.

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