Banana Pineapple Bread

Banana Pineapple Bread

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs - beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple - drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
I made this bread as mini-loaves to give out as early holiday treats. I found the bread to be moist and full of flavor. It's quite sweet. If I made it again, I'd consider reducing the sugar to 1 and 3/4 cup. Everyone who tried my mini-loaves gave positive feedback. One person made an interesting comment that it might even be better with chocolate chips instead of raisins. I could see how that would work. The following original recipe submission is for 2 standard-size loaves. Below that, I'll add a few details about making mini-loaves with this one. (This recipe was submitted in 2002. It was tested and photographed in December 2013.)

Banana Pineapple Bread

How To Make Banana Pineapple Bread

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl.

Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Spray 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pans.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes.

You can tell the bread is done by poking a toothpick in the top of the bread. If it comes out with no batter sticking to it, the bread should be done

Making Banana Pineapple Bread

Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast

I made a couple of adjustments to the recipe as submitted. Instead of a full cup of oil, I used 1/2 cup melted (and cooled) butter and 1/3 cup canola oil. I also added 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (in an effort to get a nice dome on each loaf).

I didn't trust that 2 cups of mashed bananas wasn't meant to be just 2 mashed bananas, so I cut the difference and used 4 bananas to yield 1 and 1/2 cups. I should have just trusted the recipe. 2 cups would have worked fine.

Two Tablespoons of vanilla seemed extreme to me, but I rolled with it and it worked great.

The cooking time for 1 and 1/2 x 4-inch mini-loaves was 35 minutes.

The cooking time for slightly larger 6 x 3-inch mini-loaves took the full 50 minutes. After 40 minutes, I put foil on top of that loaf to prevent over-browning.

Sliced Banana Pineapple Bread

Once you try adding pineapple to traditional banana bread, you may never go back. This one is flavorful and moist.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank janeboo for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Banana Pineapple Bread?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 5 votes.

From G.T.D.

I didn't make this recipe, but it did give me the idea to add a small can of crushed pineapple to my usual banana bread recipe. Big thumbs up! It made something good even better.

Comment submitted: 11/12/2011 (#13162)

From lilly
Rating (out of 5):  

This is the best banana bread EVER!

Comment submitted: 1/29/2010 (#9563)

From mamabiss

YUM! WE made a couple changes to this recipe and turned it into a breakfast cookie. We used chopped can pinapple instead of crushed, whole wheat pastry flour intead of white,1/2 cup corsly chopped cashews, crystaline fructose instead of cane sugar,reduced the amount of oil to 2/3 cup and four packets of Simple Harvest multigrain breakfast(We were out of baking oatmeal.) I then oiled a baking stone and poured about 1/4 cup portions leaving a large amount of room for rising. Baked them at 350 for about 12 minutes. SOOO Yummy! They turn out slightly crips on top and moist inside.

Comment submitted: 5/8/2008 (#5218)

From skygram
Rating (out of 5):  

This was sooooo good, very moist. I also used this recipe for muffins. Freezes well too.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2007 (#3849)

From Winner
Rating (out of 5):  

Very moist. Great quick bread!

Comment submitted: 10/12/2007 (#3745)

From bvbraga
Rating (out of 5):  

I added crushed bran, flakes and raisins. Heavenly.

Comment submitted: 9/14/2007 (#3557)

From mamato4
Rating (out of 5):  


Comment submitted: 4/27/2007 (#2269)

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