Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Pineapple-Banana Nut Bread



This recipe was voted by my family as the best banana bread ever, with a bit of a twist, as the pineapple adds a lovely flavor to the bread!


One thing I always like to do with banana bread is add a bit of cinnamon and sugar to the base of the pan, which gives a nice crisp sweet taste to the bread when it is turned out.


And then I always sprinkle a bit more sugar and cinnamon on top too :)


Here is the Pineapple-Banana Nut Bread sitting daintily on a plate, with hungry bellies waiting for the first slice.   :)


And the recipe for you today... this recipe has become a staple in our home.  Enjoy!

PINEAPPLE-BANANA NUT BREAD

1-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1/4 cup oil
3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pineapple juice (orange juice also can be used)
4 small bananas, mashed
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
Mixture of 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp sugar
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour bundt pan.  Sprinkle mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the bottom of the pan.  Cream together the sugar, butter, eggs and oil.  Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.  Add half of flour mixture to batter, mix well.  Pour in pineapple juice, mix well.  Add in remaining flour mixture, mixing well, then stir in chopped nuts.  Pour into bundt pan.  Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and sugar over the top of the cake.  Take pan and hit firmly on hard surface to knock out any bubbles.  Place in heated oven and bake for approximately 45-55 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow to cool for 10 minutes, and then gently turn over onto cooling rack.  Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.



40 comments:

  1. This looks great! Thanks for the recipe.♥

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    1. It is pretty awesome Anne... have a great day! :)

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  2. I love the idea of adding pineapple, I will definitely try this the next time I make banana bread, thanks so much !

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    1. Awesome... it is a wonderful bread!! :)

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  3. Passing this one on to my sister. Pineapple, nuts and bananas are her favorites. Plus, she's an outstanding baker! Thanks!

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    1. Awesome! It is a pretty yummy recipe :) Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Yum! This sounds really good. I love that you make it in a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan. I bet its super moist!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your week!

    Hugs, Amy

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    1. It is really a moist and very special tasting bread, and making it in the bundt pan means only one pan to clean up instead of two :) Plus it just looks so pretty! Have a blessed day my friend :)

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  5. Yum! This sounds really good. I love that you make it in a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan. I bet its super moist!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your week!

    Hugs, Amy

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  6. This reminds me a bit of a banana-pineapple snack cake I make sometimes...my dear husband loves it and so did my sweet Mom. :) I put cream cheese frosting on it, and that adds a great flavor, too. Thank you so much for sharing....it sounds yummy!! Sending you love and hugs, sweet friend. :)

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    1. Mmmm... banana and pineapple are an amazing combo, and you need to share your recipe, it sounds wonderful! Much love and hugs to you today!!!!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment! Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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    2. Thank you for your visit and sweet comment! Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  8. Y.u.m.m.y. I would have to omit the nuts though...or chop them real small...but, regardless, looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

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    1. It certainly can be modified like that, sometimes I don't add nuts if I don't have any and it is still good :) Have a great day!

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  9. Oh, that looks yummy! I love your little blue and white plate too. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Abbi, I do love my little blue plates, they add character to everything eaten on them :) Appreciate your visit today, have a blessed day!

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  10. Looks sounds and looks divine. I love Banana Bread.

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    1. Banana bread is a favorite treat at our house too.. plus I love using up bananas that have gotten old for the banana bread, no waste, great taste! :)

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  11. Oh my, that has to be soooo yummy!

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    1. Pineapple and banana actually make a fabulous combination and the bread is quite moist too... a yummy combo! Have a blessed and wonderful day :)

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  12. Hi MM! I make a pretty mean banana bread myself, but it only calls for two bananas. Yours calls for four? I bet it's so much moister than mine. Hmm. Love the idea of the cinnamon and sugar too. I'll have to try this sometime (I always wait for bananas to 'turn' too fast!) Thanks for sharing your family recipe!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. It is a great recipe indeed, and very moist, yes indeed :) Appreciate your visit today, and hope you are having a wonderful day :)

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  13. Very yummy looking. I would have to replace the sugar with perhaps Dextrose as I don't use sugar any more. It does look like a very nice bread. We grow lots of bananas and pineapples in our state of Queensland in Australia.

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    1. We have been using agave a lot lately, and although I haven't tried baking with it, I am thinking about giving it a try. Have you tried agave? Thanks for your visit today! :)

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  14. No I haven't. I go by the recommendations on I Quit Sugar and I think agave is a no no on there so I usually use Rice Malt syrup, dextrose or stevia for sweetening. I don't bake much since my children are grown though.

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  15. How very pretty! I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is a wonderful recipe, hope you like it :) Have a great day Ronda!

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  16. Yummy! I know my boys will enjoy this. :-)

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    1. It indeed is a great recipe :) Have a wonderful day Carla!

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    1. It really is a wonderful treat to make! :)

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  18. Looks yummy. I LOVE your Blue Onion plate. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. I love my blue onion plate too, chips and all :) It always brings me great joy to eat a sweet slice of dessert on that plate, damaged as it is. :)

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  19. Your pineapple-banana bread looks and sounds delicious. I also like to sprinkle a little extra cinnamon-sugar on top of some of the cakes and muffins I make, especially ones that are apple based. Thanks for the recipe; I'll definitely give it a go!

    Have a wonderful weekend ahead,

    Poppy

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    1. Cinnamon and sugar are good for the soul I think! They make cakes like t his taste simply awesome, I think! Have a blessed and wonderful day dear Poppy, and praying that you are settling into your new life in Toronto!

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  20. Yum, this sounds really good and it's pretty too! Looks lovely sitting on the Blue Onion plate! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi, it has been a joy to have this blue onion plate, cracks and chips as they are. I found it at a thrift store, and I always enjoy a lovely slice of dessert on it :) Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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