Well I have about 5 over ripe pears and 2 over ripe bananas. So I Googled "ripe pear and ripe banana recipes". Well, it worked and I found this great recipe. The original recipe called for 2 pears and 2 bananas per loaf so I doubled the recipe and just added the rest of my pears. I think this recipe could be adapted for all pear, all banana, applesauce, or any combination. Also, if you don't have yogurt on hand, I would think that you could use sour cream or buttermilk. This is a definite "go to" recipe!
Spiced Pear Banana Bread
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 mashed bananas
2 mashed pears (peeled or use canned pears)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan and coat with flour to prevent sticking.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
In another mixing bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and butter.
Allow the banana bread to cool in the loaf pan for about 10-20 minutes. The cooling is important because the loaf will solidify fully as it cools.