01 October 2014

PYREX Metal Bakeware : Apple, Pear & Coconut Loaf {RECIPE}

You know those apples that spend their lives in your children’s lunch boxes? They go to school, fresh and lovely on a Monday and return home, uneaten, that afternoon. On Tuesday morning, you send that same apple back to school and it comes back home again. This continues for the week… until you give up, eat the apple yourself and give them a fresh one on Monday morning.

I used these 2 bruised apples along with a couple of soft pears to bake a loaf. It was one of those experimental bakes which turned out better than anticipated. I’ll certainly be baking this super moist loaf again… hmmmmm probably on a Saturday when I have those token bruised apples to use.

Apple Coconut Loaf

Other than using up the bruised fruit, the other reason I wanted to bake was to try out my new PYREX Loaf Pan. Did you know that PYREX have a new range of Metal Bakeware?

PYREX has been around since 1915 and is well known for its glassware. I’m a fan of PYREX® and have a large assortment of dishes and jugs in my cupboards. I even have a Pinterest Board of Vintage PYREX® in beautiful prints and lovely pastel colours.

The PYREX Metal Bakeware is solid. I mean really SOLID - which is exactly what we need when baking. I hate those cheap tins and trays that warp as soon as you put them in the oven.

2 apples and 2 pears (or 4 apples) peeled, cored and chopped
2 cups plain all-purpose flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup melted butter/margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Apple & Coconut Loaf Raw

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
* I used my stand mixer, but this can just as easily be mixed by hand *
Beat the sugar, butter and egg.  Keep aside approximately a tbsp of the coconut to sprinkle over the top and add the remaining ingredients and mix until all combined.
Lightly grease the loaf pan and pour in the mixture. Sprinkle that tbsp of coconut on top.
Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Poke the centre of the loaf with a skewer - when the skewer comes out clean, the loaf is cooked.
Let it cool completely before cutting for less crumbly results… or cut it while it’s hot and enjoy (even if it’s a little bit messy).

Apple Pear and Coconut loaf

Each PYREX® metal bakeware piece has been made from professional weight steel with a premium metal utensil safe non-stick surface and is dishwasher safe. The PYREX® metal bakeware range has been developed to be stackable with smart, innovative features to satisfy the needs and demands of consumers.

Each PYREX® metal bakeware pan offers one or more of the following features:
• Portion guides to ensure servings are consistently sized and sufficient in number
• Fill lines which act as a guide to portioning batter into pan so that cakes are of the same size
• Cookie targets that act as a guide for placement of cookie dough, ensuring consistently sized cookies and that cookies do not spread onto each other in the baking process

With thanks to PYREX, we have a pack of PYREX Metal Bakeware to give away to a lucky Samelia’s Mum reader. The winner will receive a PYREX 12 Cup Muffin Tray, a PYREX Medium Cookie Pan and a PYREX Loaf Pan.


To enter, tell me what you would bake first, using one of these 3 PYREX Metal Bakeware items?

Winner: CJ

Terms and Conditions: Giveaway is open to Australian Residents ONLY. Giveaway will close on Friday 10 October 2014 at 17:00 AEST. The prize will be sent by the promoter/s. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email. The winner has 7 days to claim the prize. If it is not claimed within this time period, it will be forfeited.


  1. mini chocolate chip banana bread - simply yummy

  2. Best Ever Carrot Cake would be my choice. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win.

  3. Banana caramel choc chip muffins - perfect for school!

  4. oh the apple,pear and coconut cake of course,it sounds lovely Anorina and these Pyrex bakeware sound awesome.xx

  5. that apple, pear and coconut cake sounds lovely, it would be a toss up between baking that or cheese and bacon muffins first! thanks!

  6. Cranberry bread and muffins and your recipe.

  7. The first thing I would bake is a loaf of cranberry nut bread! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Bet that slice doesn't come home in the lunchbox! I think the first thing I'd be backing is some double thick chocolate mascarpone brownies: (just in case you wanted to know why I was suddenly drooling on my keyboard)

  9. Hi Anorina. I think I would try your apple, pear and coconut loaf first. It looks and sounds delicious.

  10. Triple choc muffins.

    Your recipe looks delicious, will be trying it this weekend!

  11. banana walnut loaf, I have so many frozen bananas in the freezer mashed and ready to use

  12. A Cherry & Walnut Tea Cake would be up first.

    I love quality products.

  13. I would make chocolate chip banana bread first!!


  14. I would make Texas sheet cake, banana bread muffins and sticky buns in the loaf pan. My family like bits size banana bread rather than slices they hare easier to grab on the go.

  15. Banana bread, my little one's favourite.

  16. I have been experimenting with lots of healthy, high-fibre recipes lately as my 4-yr-old has bowel issues and I am in the process of altering her diet. So, I would make some lovely healthy treats for her. Perhaps some blueberry oatmeal muffins in the muffin tray, or some apricot muesli bars.

  17. Goodness that looks good! I'd bake a loaf sourdough bread, or maybe orange/cranberry muffins, or perhaps sugar cookies....can you tell I'm hungry? :) blessings, marlene

  18. I just read an applesauce muffin recipe I would try.

    1. I'm sorry...didn't see Australia only. Good luck everyone.

  19. I would bake vanilla cake and chocolate cupcakes for my son's birthday which is next month.

  20. i would love to make some vanilla cupcakes!

  21. Smartie Cookies and will defo be trying your recipe..looks yummy

  22. Apple and cinnamon tea cake an blueberry muffins!!! i just made myself hungry lol :)

  23. Banana Cake. Because I am sick of paying $5 per slice. And that's considered cheap!

  24. I'd bake blueberry apple muffins first. Then jam drop biscuits using my Nanna's recipe and then a date and walnut loaf.

  25. For a while around here, it hasn't been seen but it's time I now baked a delicious PORK, VEAL and PEPPERCORN TERRINE!

  26. I have a new recipe for some chocolate chip cookies using condensed milk as an ingredient, they are divine, chewy and yummy

  27. We have eleven chickens (my husband refuses to give any away) so we have a LOT of fresh laid eggs to give away/use up. So my current favourite is lemon meringue cupcakes! They are so yummy! As a bonus, I could use the muffin tray to cook the cupcakes and the cookie pan to make the meringues. Perfect!

    (sorry if this enters twice, something funky happened the first time I tried x)

  28. Choc chip cookie ice cream bowls with the back of the muffin tray, yummo. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, what a treat!

  29. I love baking and a batch of blueberry, banana and apple muffins would be an excellent starting point.


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