Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread

Mr. Food

Makes: 2 loaves

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 min

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 5)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, with 4 teaspoons liquid reserved
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8- x 4-inch loaf pans with cooking spray, then dust with flour.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir in macadamia nuts. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans. 

  3. Bake 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and let cool on wire racks.

  4. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and reserved pineapple liquid. Drizzle over cooled breads.


Note
  • In Hawaii they'd use macadamia nuts; but pecans or walnuts are more affordable and work just as well.

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