YIELD:  1 LARGE OR 2 SMALL LOAVES

INGREDIENTS                                                                                  AMOUNT

Margarine/shortening (transfat free)* or butter ½ cup
Stevia, pure powder- 1/4 tsp or ½ tsp truvia[2] or 1 cup erithritol ¼ tsp
Eggs 2
White whole wheat (or whole w. pastry) flour 2 cups
Sea Salt (may omit) 1/8 tsp
Green kelp powder (optional) ¼ tsp
Baking soda ½ tsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Nutmeg ¼ tsp
Cinnamon 1/3 tsp
Plain Yogurt ½ cup
Pears, chopped coarsely 1 cup
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
VARIATION: add dried cranberries ½ cup

METHOD:

  1. 1.    Cream margarine, beat in stevia, truvia, or other natural sweetener
  2. 2.    Beat in eggs one at a time
  3. 3.    Combine dry ingredients
  4. 4.    Add spices & other dry ingredients to egg mixture alternately with yogurt
  5. 5.    Stir in pears and vanilla, and if used, dried cranberries.
  6. 6.    Bake at 325-350 for 55-60 minutes.

* Examples of healthy margarines/shortenings: Earth Balance, Smart Balance, Spectrum Organic Shortening.  Be sure to read label and avoid anything with “partially hydrogenated” oils….label may say in big letters, NO or ZERO transfats, but still include them.

** Note, for some sensitive people xylitol, while highly recommended healthy food and great for oral health, both teeth and gums, can be laxative, especially in larger amounts.  Thus start newcomers with a small piece of the pear cake.  Most people quickly become accustomed to and have no problems. Erythritol reportedly is much less likely to have laxative effects.  Also good for oral health.


[1] Adapted following Memory Preservation Nutrition® program by Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D. from a recipe tested by Sharlene Emerson, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Diabetes Educator.

[2] For NON-SUGAR-FREE, high calorie version substitute 1 cup brown or raw sugar – then no longer sugar free.  May also use a ½ sugar and ½ the amount of natural sweeteners shown above.

© 2011 Nancy Emerson Lombardo Ph.D., Sharlene Emerson RN, and colleagues, HealthCare Insights, LLC

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