This tropical Pineapple Banana Bread is great for any breakfast, snack, or dessert. A delightful fusion of tropical flavors, this bread combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the tanginess of pineapple.
You’ll love the moist and aromatic banana pineapple bread with a tropical twist. It results in a harmonious blend of fruity goodness in every bite!
💚 Why You'll Love This Recipe
This tropical twist on the classic banana bread is a mouthwatering treat that brings the flavors of Hawaii right to your kitchen. With the perfect balance of sweet ripe bananas and juicy pineapple, each slice is a burst of sunshine and island charm.
The addition of cinnamon provides a delightful hint of warmth, while the moist and tender texture makes this banana bread with pineapple irresistibly comforting.
Whether you're enjoying it for breakfast, as a snack, or a delicious treat after dinner, this new spin on banana bread is sure to become a family favorite. Pair with a Healthy Acai Smoothie for a full and tasty breakfast!
🧂 Ingredients Needed
- flour - I recommend using all purpose flour for best results.
- baking soda - helps your banana bread take on a nice tender texture.
- cinnamon - adds a hint of warmth that pairs perfectly with the banana flavor.
- salt - balances out the sweetness of the fruits.
- sugar - helps to bring out the natural sweetness.
- eggs - acts as a binding agent for your banana bread batter.
- vegetable oil - provides some necessary fat for a moist and satisfying bread.
- vanilla extract - adds a hint of vanilla flavor that emphasizes the other natural flavors of this tasty recipe.
- crushed pineapple - gives your banana bread a burst of sweet and tropical tang.
- ripe bananas - it's best to use ripe or overripe bananas for the best banana bread.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat your eggs and then mix in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, crushed pineapple, and mashed banana.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Divide batter between prepared baking pans and bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour, then cool on wire racks for 5 to 10 minutes.
To put it simply, there's too much moisture! Because you're adding crushed pineapple in addition to the banana, oil, and other wet ingredients, you may find your banana bread with pineapple is a bit too moist. If this is the case, adjust the recipe and add a bit more flour to compensate. You can also try using bananas that aren't quite as ripe.
Baking soda has multiple purposes in homemade banana bread. The most obvious is that it's a leavening agent, so it helps the bread rise and become nice and tender. But it also helps increase the pH of your batter, which helps the outside of the bread get nice and golden brown.
Absolutely! The subtle banana and tropical, slightly tangy pineapple work perfectly together to create a delicious baked good that you won't be able to get enough of.
💭 Expert Tips and Tricks
- Overripe bananas are the best for homemade banana bread, as they have a sweeter taste and add more moisture.
- Be sure to mix your ingredients until they just come together! If you overmix your batter, the banana bread might come out tough.
- Add a tablespoon or two of sour cream, Greek yogurt, or buttermilk for a more tender texture.
📌 Whether you serve it as banana pineapple bread for breakfast or a snack, or as a pineapple banana cake for dessert, you'll love this sweet and tropical loaf!
💡 Substitutions and Variations
- Feel free to mix in ingredients like chopped nuts (walnuts and pecans work great) for some added crunch and nutty flavor.
- Other great mix-ins include dried cranberries, raisins, or even chocolate chips!
- Turn this into more of a dessert by topping with a homemade glaze. You can easily combine powdered sugar, milk, and a bit of vanilla extract to make a simple glaze.
Once cooled, wrap your Pineapple Banana Bread in plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container. It can be stored at room temperature for 3-4 days, in the fridge for about a week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months or so.
🍴 What To Serve With This Dish
Looking to make this banana pineapple bread into a breakfast or brunch feast? Serve it alongside a Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole, this Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake, or super easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos with some Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes.
✔️ More Baking Recipes You'll Love
- Homemade Apple Danish - Another great option for a special breakfast, it's super easy to make this yummy apple danish!
- Chocolate Zucchini Cake - You'll love this moist chocolate cake that features a bit of added nutrition from zucchini (trust me, it works!).
- Matcha Cookies with White Chocolate - These unique treats feature sweet white chocolate in a perfectly baked green tea flavored cookies.
- Orange Creamsicle Cake - This recipe from Boston Girl Bakes is the perfect dessert to capture that summer nostalgia!
Banana Bread with Pineapple
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📋 Recipe Card
Easy Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two loaf pans or with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar.3 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups sugar
- In another medium bowl, beat the eggs, then mix in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, pineapple, and banana.3 eggs, 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 8 ounces crushed pineapple, drained, 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- Add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and stir just until combined. Divide the batter between the prepared baking pans.
- Bake for 60 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 5 to 10 minutes before removing to continue cooling on a wire rack.
- The best bananas for banana bread are very ripe with lots of brown spots. They are sweeter and will add more flavor and moisture to your banana bread.
- Don't overmix. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a tough texture.
- To create a more tender texture, you can add a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, yogurt, or buttermilk to the batter.
- If desired, add chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans), dried cranberries, or raisins to the batter for extra texture and flavor.
- Once cooled, wrap the banana bread in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.
Nutritional information is an estimate. The nutritional values for your final dish may vary based on measuring differences and products used.