Transport your taste buds to the idyllic shores of Hawaii with our Hawaiian Banana Bread—a delightful twist on the classic, enriched with the tropical flavors of banana and coconut. This moist and flavorful bread is a fusion of sweet, ripe bananas and the exotic essence of coconut, creating a slice of paradise in every bite. Say aloha to a delicious journey of tropical bliss!
2 to 3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (optional)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat and Prepare:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts, if using. Mix well.
Cream Butter and Sugar:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sug ar until light and fluffy.
- Add Eggs and Vanilla:
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
- Add the mashed bananas and crushed pineapple to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour into Pan:
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool and Slice:
- Allow the Hawaiian Banana Bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice into delightful servings.
Accept the tropical charm of our Hawaiian Banana Bread, a fusion of sweet bananas, pineapple, and coconut that captures the essence of Hawaii. Whether for breakfast, a snack, or a dessert, each slice transports you to the sun-kissed shores of the Pacific. Share this delectable creation with loved ones and revel in the flavors of a tropical getaway.