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Hawaiian Banana Bread with Coconut & Pineapple

Hawaiian Banana Bread with Coconut & Pineapple

Hawaiian Banana Bread with Coconut and Pineapple is moist and a tropical treat! This quick bread is full of coconut flakes, crushed pineapple & ripe bananas.

Y’all, this tastes like a little slice of Hawaii came to the Midwest…

A pineapple quick bread that is so easy it comes together in minutes, combined with chewy coconut and moist banana.

Families, your kids will go nuts for this! Or should I say, bananas???!?!?!

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m not really a banana lover but I LOVE this coconut banana bread. Like, love it so much I hurry I’ve been known to take the last piece which is supposed to be against the mom code.

That’s how much I like it.

Btw, did you know the Pioneer Woman doesn’t like bananas either? I like to think we’re besties that way. Right, Ree? I know you’re following me…

Then, I couldn’t decide what category to put pineapple bread into….breakfasts, desserts, snacks?

How about we just call it delicious???

hawaiian banana bread

How to make homemade Hawaiian Banana Bread

Like any quick bread, this recipe doesn’t require rising time.

Basically, you combine the ingredients like instructed, bake and let the kitchen fill with tropical aromas.

Tip: If you want to get fancy you can sprinkle some extra shredded coconut on the top before baking.

I used unsweetened coconut flakes from Trader Joes and I’m sure other stores carry them too. The extra sweetness isn’t necessary, but it’s probably a bit easier to find sweetened coconut flakes. I know our local Aldi even carries coconut flakes! My point is, either one will work.

You can bake this in a normal, 9×6 loaf pan, or make banana bread into mini loaves (this pan is so cool!) and give as gifts. Heck, you can make these into Hawaiian Banana Bread pineapple muffins if you want!

Allow to cool, then eat. It’s awesome on its own, but you could add butter or softened cream cheese to increase the awesome factor.

sliced bread with banana, coconut and pineapple.

What can I make with leftover crushed pineapple?

Have you ever made a recipe and you’re left with half a can of food randomness? Yep, I get that.

Well, the first logical way to use crushed pineapple is, of course, to put it on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Everything is better with ice cream!

Or you could use it in crushed pineapple recipes like Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese or our family’s legendary Orange Fluff Jello Salad.

pineapple and a loaf of pineapple coconut bread

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Yield: 12 slices

Hawaiian Banana Bread with Coconut and Pineapple

Hawaiian Banana Bread with Coconut and Pineapple

My best banana coconut bread recipe is easy, moist Hawaiian Banana Bread. This quick bread is full of coconut flakes, crushed pineapple & ripe bananas.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and beat to incorporate.
  3. Stir in mashed banana and pineapple.
  4. In a separate, medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients.
  5. Stir in coconut flakes/shreds.
  6. Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan (9x5). Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 251Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 55mgSodium 181mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 4g

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Candee

Friday 16th of April 2021

I am just wondering how big your 1 banana was. We typically buy small to medium sized bananas. It would be easier if the measurement was given in cups. Any idea how much I would use? 2 of the sized bananas I buy would make about 1 cup. This sounds like a yummy recipe & I would like to try it soon!

Samm B.

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

First time trying this recipe. It's in the oven now, smells great!

Michelle

Thursday 20th of August 2020

I tried this recipe and added some chocolate chips and blueberries. I absolutely loved the result. It’s going to be my new favorite.

Laurie Chevrette

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Could I substitute oil for the butter?

Deanne Frieders

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Yes, that should work just fine. Enjoy!

Sandra

Monday 20th of July 2020

Sounds great. I have a question about the flour. Do you use plain or self rising?

Deanne Frieders

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Hi Sandra, use all-purpose (plain) flour. Enjoy!

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