Gluten Free Pear and Fresh Ginger Loaf March 13 2017 by Simone Denny 2 Comments
This is a delicious gluten free pear loaf. I love the subtle flavour of fresh ginger and sweetness of the pear. The loaf is perfect for morning or afternoon tea and keeps well for a few days.
11/2 cups of gluten free flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaped tablespoon of fresh finely grated ginger
1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup of maple syrup (or rice syrup or sweetener of your choice)
1/2 cup of coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla essence (or paste)
1/2 cup of dates or figs
1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)
Sprinkle of coconut sugar (optional)
Preheat the over to 180C on fan bake. Grease and line of loaf tin and set aside.
In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking, soda. Mix and set aside.
Melt coconut oil and combine with vanilla essence, maple syrup and coconut milk. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture. Add the eggs and mix.
Peal and core 1 1/2 pears (keep one aside for the topping) and cut them into 2 cm cubes. Add pears, dates, ginger and walnuts to the mixture and stir to combine.
Thinly slice the remaining pear into lengthwise pieces and arrange them over the top of the mixture. Sprinkle with a small amount of coconut sugar (optional)
Pour mixture into the lined loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes. Test with a skewer or knife to see it comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
The loaf lasts up to 3 days.