Hawaiian Banana Bread

by Suzanne on September 15, 2010

in Breads

A few years back the ladies at church put together a cookbook and my friend Sharon put this wonderful banana bread in it. I’ve made it several times with rave reviews each time from family and friends. The Pineapple and coconut add a tropical feel to this recipe but the cinnamon gives the bread a warm spice flavor. The bread is super moist and sweet. If you need a good reason to try out this bread then you know you’re supposed to eat 5 serving of fruits a day…so you can knock off three here. 😉

Hawaiian Banana Bread

1 cup of oil
2 cup sugar
3 eggs beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
4 mashed bananas
8 oz. crushed pineapple undrained
3 cups flour (I use 1 c. wheat pastry flour)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 /2 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of chopped nuts

Step 1: In a large bowl mix first four ingredients well then add bananas and pineapple.
Step 2: Add the rest of dry ingredients all at once and stir slowly until all combined.
Step 3: Pour batter into two loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until center is tested with cake tester and comes out clean.
recipe adapted from my friend Sharon~thanks!

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1 amber September 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Love it!!!! This is some GREAT bread

2 Julie M. September 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Yum! This looks tasty! I love the addition of the coconut and pineapple. It definitely gives it a unique flair!

3 Lindsey September 15, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Where is the cinnamon?

4 Suzanne September 16, 2010 at 3:59 am

the cinnamon is in there now.. thanks for noticing at least I know someones reading the recipes.

5 megan September 16, 2010 at 11:20 am

wow this looks great! I'm always up for trying a new banana bread recipe. A tropical version sounds delicious 🙂

6 alisonlewis September 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Suzanne, this recipe looks fabulous! Love the addition of pineapple and coconut!

7 Mary September 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

This really sounds wonderful. Pineapple can be tricky to bake with because it is so sweet. It looks as though you've conquered that problem. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

8 Becky September 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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9 Elra September 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I am loving it, banana, pineapple and coconut in this bread. Very tropical, very exotic 🙂

10 rhonda October 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

this is a great recipe!!! thanks for sharing

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