Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hawaiian Banana Bread!




 
 
This recipe for banana bread is absolutely the moistest I have ever made.  I think the addition of the pineapple probably has something to do with that, even though the taste if pineapple is not all that obvious in it.  This recipe makes two nice size loaves of banana bread also.   I serve it with a Tropical Cream Cheese Spread that just makes it extra yummy!   Here is what you will need for this banana bread and the spread:
 
 
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1  1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 bananas)
1 (8oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained ( reserve the juice for the spread)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped
 
Tropical Cream Cheese Spread
 
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbs. honey
2 Tbs. of the reserved pineapple juice
1/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  

Mix together all of the wet ingredients. 

Gradually stir in the dry ingredients and mix just until blended.  Stir in the chopped nuts last.  Divide evenly between two 9"x5"x3" loaf pans that have been well greased and floured or sprayed with nonstick spray for baking.  Bake for 60-65 minutes. 







Allow to cool in the pans for about 15 - 20 minutes and then turn them out. 
 
To prepare the Tropical Cream Cheese Spread, mix all of the ingredients with a mixer or in a food processor and then place in a bowl, cover and chill until ready to serve. 
 
This bread is great for breakfast,  with a cup of coffee or a good snack for the kids.





12 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy. I would like to try it and also to share this with my FaceBook friends and family. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love your page.

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  2. This looks & sounds amazing. I will definitely be making !!! Thank you !!!

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  3. This is wonderful. Have made it before!

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  4. You must have read my mind! Today I made 3 loaves of Kona Banana Bread. Very similar but no pineapple in my recipe. I got my recipe from the King Kamahamaha Hotel (Kona, HI) many years ago. So good toasted with a bit of honey butter or papaya butter...!

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    1. do you buy the honey butter or the papaya butter. if you omit the pineapple do you then need to add something in its place.
      thanks, happy day
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  5. can you use whole wheat flour and stevia and applesauce in place of oil ???

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  6. Sounds delicious will definatly try it

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  7. The Hawaiian Banana Bread with the Cream Cheese Spread looks fabulous! Can hardly wait to bake this one and share with family and friends. Do these types of loaf breads freeze well and also can they be made into muffins as well? "Thank you so much for this wonderful site and for sharing these wonderful recipes with everyone.

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  8. Can't wait to try this one! Thanks bunches..

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  9. Made this and it is delicious and makes two big loafs. I froze on and saved it for later, thank for this special page, I have saved almost all of them to my recipes folder on my desttop.

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  10. Made this and it is delicious and makes two big loafs. I froze on and saved it for later, thank for this special page, I have saved almost all of them to my recipes folder on my desttop.

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  11. I really was expecting coconut as an ingredient. Disappointed it wasn't. Guess one could alter it just a bit. Thanks for sharing.

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