Sweet Tea Glazed Pear Bread with Truvia

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This bread combines two of my daughters favorite things, pears, and Earl Gray tea. The sweet moist bread is complimented by the distinctive citrus flavor of the tea. 

My daughter is a huge, and I mean huuuuuge tea lover. She loves teas of all flavors. For the holidays I almost always make a gift basket with different teas, cups, tea pots, basically anything "tea". But her hands down favorite tea is Earl Gray, and with my plan to get healthier in 2015 she has gotten me to switch my morning cup of joe for a healthy cup of Earl Gray. Yay team tea!!

Now, when I found out that I had the opportunity to work with Bigelow Tea I knew who I would be cooking for, and exactly what tea I would be using. The fact that I also got to work with Truvia just made it all the more fun. I have been using Truvia in place of regular sugar for a few weeks now, and really cannot tell much of a difference. So it makes sense to me that Truvia is America's #1 natural, zero calorie sweetener. I use it in my tea, oatmeal, and it makes a fabulous simple syrup for my favorite mojitos. Hellooooo happy hour!

I bought my Truvia zero calorie sweetener, and Bigelow Teas at my local Target. It was very easy to find, and they had a very large selection of tea flavors to choose from. I not only purchased the Earl Gray for my recipe, I purchased the Vanilla Chai because, well because it is one of my favorite teas right now.

We won't discuss how many sweet treats I ate over the holidays (the hazards of being a food blogger), but let's suffice it to say that lower calorie foods are high on my list. That is why I am so happy with the fresh pear bread. By using the Truvia baking blend, I cut 75% of the calories out. Yes, that is correct, 75% of the calories just *POOF* gone. Woohoooo color my sweet loving heart so incredibly happy!!

But you now what? I didn't have to sacrifice any flavor to get rid of those pesky calories! The true test of that statement is my darling Kevin's reaction to the bread. His reaction? Oh, he only ate almost the whole loaf!! As he was happily munching away on it I asked him, "How did the bread come out?". His response, muffled through large mouthfuls of warm pear bread, "It is awesome!". He wanted to know if I had more of the sweet tea glaze (which I did), and proceeded to help himself to another piece of bread with more tea glaze. I think he liked it! Hehe he had zero clue that I just made his diet a bit healthier. You are welcome!!

Now I am super excited to try Truvia in tons of recipes. I thought I was going to have to stay away from sweets completely, now I know that isn't the case, and a little sweet treat is quite ok once in a while. Especially if it is a slice of this Sweet Tea Glazed Pear Bead with a nice hot cup of Bigelow Earl Gray tea sweetened with Truvia natural sweetener!

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Sweet Tea Glazed Fresh Pear Bread

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 01/19/2015
Sweet Tea Glazed Fresh Pear Bread


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Truvia baking blend
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tea bags of Bigelow Earl Gray Tea


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 5" loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into the egg mixture just until moistened. Toss pears with lemon juice. Stir pears into the batter (batter will be thick). Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake 75 to 90 mins, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean (Cover the bread with foil if it begins to get too brown). Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack.
  4. Heat the milk in the microwave for a minute or so. Steep the two tea bags in the milk until it cools.
  5. place the powdered sugar in a small bowl and add milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired glaze consistency. Glaze the bread.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 50 mins.
Tags: pear, Zero-Calorie Sweetener, natural sweetener, Bigelow tea, Truvia, bread, Desserts and Sweets, Breakfast,

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  1. Kevin's correct, the loafs even in pic looks so AWESOME!

    1. Thanks Minnie! He just told me yesterday that I needed to make more LOL