Monday, July 6, 2009

Extreme "bakeover" -Pineapple Banana Bread .


Bear with me for a moment. I feel the need to apologize to my bananas. I really had intentions of eating you right away when I first laid eyes on you at the grocery store. I thought for sure someone in my family would gobble you up right away, but when it didn't happen I saw how your ego (and peel) became bruised sitting over there on the counter all by yourself. Today I just couldn't take it anymore. I knew I had to save you from yourself (and my unappreciative family). So I did the only thing that I could think of, I grabbed your friend canned pineapple, my recipe and the rest as they say is history. You have become banana pineapple bread and much like a high school ex boyfriend (or girlfriend for my male readers), I didn't realize how much I liked you until you transformed into something much more beautiful and desirable then you once were. My family is TOTALLY appreciating you and enjoying you now!

Okay now where were we? Oh I was going to give you all the recipe for this wonderful, out of this world, delicious, moistest bread like EVER! I used to buy bread like this at a specialty store, but for $8.00 a loaf? Are you kidding me? Some might say I'm cheap, others may call it frugal but whatever the case may be, I knew I had try to bake something similar myself. It wasn't just similar - it tasted like the same exact thing! I have been making this for a while and it remains one of my families all time favorites.


Pineapple Banana Bread

3 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1-1/4 Cups vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, drained
2 Cups (4 to 5 medium) mashed ripe bananas

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat the eggs, oil and vanilla; add pineapple and bananas. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.

Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick remains clean when inserted into the center. If you notice that the tops are starting to get browned, yet the tooth pick does not come clean, cover with a piece of foil and continue baking to prevent top and the sides from getting too dark. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Yield: 2 loaves.




  1. It looks so pretty, all tied up like that :) Bread sounds delish!

  2. What a delicious bread. I like the combination of banana and pineapple. First time to your blog. It is lovely.

  3. Thanks for the compliments! After a photo shoot with not much success, I thought about how to "dress up" this banana bread to make the composition cuter. I think stacking and having it tied like that bumped it up a notch in my book! While it's true that they don't move around while you are photographing them, some foods make it difficult for you to capture their true beauty no matter how hard you try!

    Thanks for visiting Donna! This is a must try bread for sure! Thank you for your comment about my blog! It sure is nice to hear when you are just a newbie starting off! Hope to see you here again soon!

  4. Yum! I love banana bread, but I don't think I've ever had it with pineapple. I wonder how it would be in zucchini bread as well...

  5. Ha, love the "bakeover" and your little tribute to the poor bananas!
    Looks de-lish. I'v got banana ice cream churning right now. And still 4 bananas left to make something with. Hmmm?

  6. First, I LOVE the presentation of the bread!!!

    Second, never too many bananas or recipes! :D I actually have some blackening right now and a can of lonesome pineapple I need to use... PERFECT! thanks :)

  7. I too have made banana pineapple bread and yummo!
    yours looks fabulous!

  8. This looks so good!

    I might just be having a pregnancy craving :)

    Raychel -

  9. Extreme bakeover....I love it! This sounds delicious! I've never thought of pairing banana and pineapple. I'll bet it's wonderful!!!

  10. Stacy, I buy extra bananas just so I'll have extras to make banana flavored/filled desserts!

    Thanks for sharing. I'm certain this will be a hit at my house!

  11. those are beautiful and look super yummy!!

  12. this cake looks Fabulous.I just love banana cakes.


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  13. I love the story. I will say u are certainly a character at heart. I think everybody should be like that even though they get old.