Golden Door Spiced Pear Cake
Serves: 1 loaf
  • 2 pears, cored and diced small
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup muscovado sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ cup unrefined coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or your favorite gluten-free flour blend*
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan with coconut oil. Line with parchment paper, if desired.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir gently to combine, until a very thick batter forms.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the top is firm.
  4. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers.
I like King Arthur Multi-purpose Gluten-free Flour (sub 1 for 1) + you have to add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.
Recipe by Pamela Salzman at