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Banana Bread with Pineapple

This Banana Bread Loaf with Pineapple has all the familiar, wholesome flavors of a banana bread but with the added sweetness of pineapple chunks. I used canned pineapple. You can use fresh, ripe pineapple in the same amount, if it's your preference. This is a quick mix-by-hand cake so you don't need to bring out the large electric mixer. Use very ripe bananas for best results. This is an Asian in America recipe. Serves 4 for dessert or snacks.
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Merienda, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Asian, Filipino
Keyword: Banana Bread with Pineapple
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 572kcal
Author: Elizabeth Ann Quirino

Equipment

  • Large Loaf Pan - 9 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 whole large overripe mashed bananas, about 1 cup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 whole eggs
  • cup pineapple juice, use juice from the canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup pineapple chunks, canned, drained, reserve juice
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar, to sprinkle on loaf

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
    Prepare a large loaf pan . Grease the bottom and sides with baking spray. Place a piece of parchment paper, the size of the bottom. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix by hand these ingredients together: Softened butter or margarine, sugar, salt, mashed bananas, flour, baking powder and soda.
    Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour the pineapple juice and vanilla. Blend ingredients till smooth.
    Fold in the pineapple chunks.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Bake at 375 F degrees for 55 minutes. Pierce the top middle part with a cake tester. If tester comes out clean, then loaf is done.
  • Cool the loaf on the counter. After the loaf has cooled for at least 20 to 30 minutes, sprinkle the top with confectioner's sugar.
    Slice and serve as a dessert or snack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 136g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg