- 30 minutes
- 1 hour, 10 minutes
- 2 loaves
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9”x5” loaf pans and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas
into a puree with a fork.
Add 2 cups white sugar, the cinnamon,
baking powder, baking soda and salt to the
bananas. Mix well.
Melt 2 sticks of the butter. Add the butter,
buttermilk and eggs to the mixture and
combine. Mix in the flour and combine
only until flour is incorporated, avoiding
In a small skillet, combine the remaining
butter, white sugar and pears. Cook over
medium heat until the mixture browns,
stirring constantly. Let cool.
Add the walnuts and cooked pears to the
batter and fold in until combined.
Divide the batter into the prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour, 10 minutes until
a toothpick installed two inches from the
pan’s walls come out clean. Cool in pan for
thirty minutes before removing and
allowing to cool fully on a cooling rack.