Overhead closeup view of Pear-Buckwheat Bread with pear slices baked into the top of the bread

Caramelized Pear-Buckwheat Bread

Buckwheat flour has a rich brown color and a nutty flavor that goes so well with the decadent sweetness of the caramelized pears in this delicious gluten-free Caramelized Pear-Buckwheat Bread.

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Overhead closeup view of Pear-Buckwheat Bread with pear slices baked into the top of the bread
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Gluten-Free Caramelized Pear-Buckwheat Bread

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 3067kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • 3 firm-ripe pears of choice
  • ½ cup (125 mL) unsweetened oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 9 tablespoons (127 g) vegan butter, divided, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup (200 g) brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • cups (180 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour that includes xanthan gum (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ½ cup (60 g) buckwheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons (8 g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (1.3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs , slightly beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing the two long sides to overhang; set aside.
  • Core and chop 2 pears into ½-inch pieces; set aside. In a small cup, stir together milk and apple cider vinegar; set aside. In a small pot set over low heat, melt 1 stick of butter; set aside.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium-high heat, melt remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add ¼ cup of sugar, reserved chopped pears, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes until the pears are softened and caramelized; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and ¼ teaspoon of salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, remaining ¾ cup of sugar, melted stick of butter, and milk/vinegar mixture. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until moistened. Fold in caramelized pear pieces, with juices and all.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth the surface. Thinly slice remaining pear and artfully arrange on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.


To make this bread egg free, mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal with 6 tablespoons of water. Let sit for 15 minutes to thicken. Use as directed in the recipe.

Nutrition facts calculated for the entire loaf. Actual nutrition facts per serving will vary based on the size of the bread slices.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Caramelized Pear-Buckwheat Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3067 Calories from Fat 1107
% Daily Value*
Fat 123g189%
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Trans Fat 19g
Polyunsaturated Fat 35g
Monounsaturated Fat 55g
Cholesterol 342mg114%
Sodium 2465mg103%
Potassium 1614mg46%
Carbohydrates 481g160%
Fiber 42g168%
Sugar 280g311%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 809IU16%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 1062mg106%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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