Raspberry, coconut and pear ahh what wonderful ingredients to make a healthy yet scrumptious afternoon sweet. I personally adore banana bread, but every time I finish a generous slice I feel like I’ve just eaten a huge piece of cake – the beauty about this loaf is that it’s butter free, light and fluffy, and the pear just adds another texture and sweetness. This is the perfect recipe to take to afternoon tea (like I did today – and my grandparents loved it), or just to keep in the fridge as a healthy dessert option.
- 2 pears, peeled, and core removed
- 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 270g can light coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.
Cut the pear into small pieces. Combine the flour, coconut and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk together the coconut milk, eggs and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Gently stir in the pears and frozen raspberries make suring you don’t over mix. Spoon into the pan and smooth the surface.
Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve warmed up with a dollop of natural yoghurt, or toast a piece with a smear of butter.
Happy baking, love Jem x