Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Moist Pineapple Banana Bread




This recipe for banana bread takes a bit of a tropical twist with crushed pineapple and coconut. If you were wondering what the black specks are in the bread, as a reader asked below, they are banana seeds. Next time you take a bite of banana, notice the small black seeds that run down the middle. Mystery solved! Enjoy!




Moist Pineapple Banana Bread
Makes one loaf


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in banana, pineapple and coconut. Combine dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture just until combined. Spoon into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350-f degrees for 65-70 minutes or until bread test done.
  3. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack.

Recipe from Taste of Home.

41 comments:

  1. This looks delish! But what are the black specks in the bread?

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    1. According to Google they are the seeds from the banana. Normally when you take a bite of banana, they are also there, but baking tends to make them turn darker or stand out more.

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  2. Ok...mystery solved! Thought they looked familiar. This is in my recipe folder! Love your blog!
    Florida hugs,
    Becca

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  3. Can i subtract coconut, or substitute something else?

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    1. Crystal - I have made this without the coconut and it turned out great. :)

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    2. I was going to ask you that! Good to know. Thanks

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  4. Looks so good! I saw the picture on Recipe Sharing Monday #65 and had to come check out the recipe! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting so all the rest of us have a great place to share and find yummy stuff! I posted my yummy Seafood Minestrone, I hope you get a chance to check it out!

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  5. So excited when I find a recipe like this that I can make in Africa. Though leaving out the coconut flakes, since, well, we don't have them. Thanks for sharing, cannot wait to make this.

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  6. I made this last night and it's delicious! I baked it in a cast iron pan and cooked it for 60 minutes and I think it was about 5 minutes too long - but still delicious. Next time I think I will check on it in 50 minutes. Thanks so much for the recipe! The family loves it!!

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  7. I made 3 loaves of this bread and it was a HUGE hit at church! I wasn't too sure how it would taste with the pineapple and coconut, but the bread was SO moist and delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. Thank you for letting us know how you liked it Rose :)

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  8. Has anyone ever froze these loaves ?

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    1. I haven't but if I try it I will update the post with the results.

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  9. This looks phenomenal. My husband loves pineapple and bananas, so this should be a winner in my empty nest.

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  10. I LOVE this recipe!!! I made just a few modifications, but this bread is my new favorite. NEVER AGAIN will I make banana bread without crushed pineapple! Perfection! Thanks for sharing, LOVE it!

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  11. Looks delicious. I Like simple recipes like this one...can't wait to try...Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I haven't Keri, but if I do I will update the post with notes.

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  13. Oh good heavens, I'm making this today! I have leftover bananas that are turning dark and need to be used. The pineapple and coconut just make it so appealing to me!

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  14. Made 2 loaves of this today and added a bunch of walnuts to the top. Yum! Thinking about making a pineapple juice glaze for serving with the juice from the crushed pineapple to sweeten up the walnuts a tad and pull out the pineapple flavor. So glad I found your post!

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  15. This may sound stupid but I have never made bread before so what is the bread test? But this looks delicious I am going to make it tomorrow the only thing I am going to do is add nuts because me and my husband love banana and nuts together.

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    1. hi Danielle - I had a bit of a typo there, but all you need to do to test it to see if it is done is use a sharp knife or toothpick, pierce the middle a ways down and see if there is any uncooked batter on the knife when you pull it out. If there is, it isn't done yet. :)

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  16. My bread came out a light color not a nice brown color like your picture. Also your bread looks so soft on top but mine wasn't. What coludve gone wrong?

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    1. That is a bit hard to know Karina, since all ovens vary so much. My oven tends to run pretty hot and cooks things faster, which may account for the brown top. I believe I took the picture of the bread the day after I made it, so it would've softened up a bit overnight since I had it covered on the counter top. Any other factors are impossible for me to know since they would involve knowing your exact oven. Hope that helps!

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  17. I tried your recipe and it turned out to be one of the best recipes I tried! Very moist and soft... thank you for the awesome recipe!

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Rajeev :) Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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  18. Sorry for being so dense, but is the coconut in your recipe sweetened or unsweetened?

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  19. I've read that greek yogurt can be a good substitute for butter- using half the amount of butter with the yogurt. Have you tried using yogurt in this recipe before?

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    1. I haven't but if I do I will let you know :)

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  20. I just made this tonight! I used gluten free flour and omitted the coconut since I am allergic. I don't know if I can wait for it to cool!

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    1. Did you use regular gluten free flour, or something like almond or rice flour? I'm experimenting with gluten free recipes right now so curious to see what type you used. They're all so different! I have a regular loaf in the oven right now. :-)

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  21. I have been searching for weeks for something to make that I can eat at breakfast and use at night to calm a sweettooth at night! I am making this tonight as I have all the ingredients on hand! It looks so good and moist...can't wait for it to come out the oven! Wish I had some macadamia nuts in the house!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it SW :) Macadamia nuts sound like a tasty addition.

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