2 14.5-oz cans of sliced pears in juice, drained and chopped (or 2 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh pears)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Streusel Ingredients (optional):
6 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
4-8 Tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 8x4" or 9x5" loaf pans.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the oil and sugar on medium speed.
With the mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, mixing until combined.
Add pears and vanilla and mix until combined.
With the mixer still on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until incorporated.
Divide batter among the two loaf pans.
If using the streusel, combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add vegetable oil a Tablespoon at a time, mixing with your fingers until the texture of wet sand is achieved. Sprinkle the streusel over the two loaves.
Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
NOTE: You can make mini loaves or muffins with this batter as well, just adjust the cooking time.