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The other day I noticed that the bananas had ripened beyond the point of eating fresh so instead of making plain old banana bread I decided to add a bit of pineapple to the mix. This recipe turned out so moist and delicious. I hate to admit this but it was gone in just two days. I’m not suppose to have yummy goodness like this, but my resistance was low and I couldn’t stop myself.


I just have to show off how perfect this bread turned out. I’m convinced this is due to my new Maytag oven. Normally, my banana bread would be burned on the bottom and not cooked in the middle. This one though, this one turned out absolutely perfect!


Can you see the chunks of pineapple in the bread. Oh so very good.


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1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 overly ripe bananas)
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a loaf pan and dust with flour or you can just spray with cooking spray.

In a bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil, banana, pineapple. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until moistened. Stir in chopped nuts if desired and then pour into prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes in the pan and then remove from pan and let completely cool on a wire rack.


Do you mix up other things in your standard banana bread recipe? Leave me a comment and let me know.


  1. Posted March 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Deb that sounds yummy

  2. Lori TenHaken
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    This looks incredible. And 2 of my favorite fruit. Do you think fresh pineapple would be okay? I can not bring myself to buy canned anymore.
    Thanks and blessings,

  3. Karen
    Posted April 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    plumped raisins & sweetened coconut are good ad ins & I think they would be extra great with the pineapple!

  4. Posted April 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Karen, those sound like great additions. I’m going to give that a try!

  5. Posted April 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lori, I think fresh pineapple would taste just as great.

  6. Posted April 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful bread! Makes me think about a lovely sunny day on a beach under a palm tree :D

  7. Posted April 16, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Medeja- that is exactly what I was going for. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Katy
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Blueberries!!! I was thinking of actually adding all 3 when I make it today!

  9. Nicole
    Posted May 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I just made this and had to come comment, it is delicious! I used only half the oil and used unsweetened applesauce to make up for the difference, and it is so good, I don’t think it’s going to last through the day!