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Tropical Banana Bread

Tropical Banana Bread is a basic banana bread made with crushed pineapple.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 2 cups all purpose flour 260 g -- 9 oz (spoon and sweep)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 10 ml
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (114 g)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 199 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 ml
  • 2 large bananas mashed (230 g)
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple very well drained (or half of a 20 oz)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan pieces optional


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch metal loaf pan and line with a strip of parchment if desired.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl, using high speed of an electric mixer; add eggs, one by one, beating 30 seconds after each egg. Beat in vanilla and bananas. Stir in pineapple.
  • Stir flour mixture into banana mixture in three parts -- mixing (not beating) with a spoon. Stir in pecans. Transfer to loaf pan.
  • Set loaf pan on a cookie sheet, place on center rack of oven and bake for 60 minutes or until loaf appears done and a skewer inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs.