Tastes of Hawaii Recipe – Tropical Banana Pineapple Nut Bread From Kauai's Old Plantation Days
Week 4—Tropical Banana Pineapple Nut Bread!
Tropical Banana Pineapple Nut Bread Recipe
(or make into muffins)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1 can (8¼ oz.) crushed pineapple un-drained
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 ½ to 2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a one pound loaf pan. Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Combine pineapple, banana, and orange juice and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add a small amount of the flour mixture alternately with the fruit mixture, mixing only enough to moisten the flour. Stir in macadamia nuts and pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Makes one loaf. This bread improves if you wait a day or two before serving.
As mentioned in my first recipe blog, Hawaii is a wonderful mix of cultures and each of these peoples brought with them their customs and foods. The early plantation days saw these combining cultures creating foods that are unique only to Hawaii.
We thank these early pioneers who planted and nurtured these plantation fields and created many of these amazing recipes. Because we have this rich Hawaiian heritage, I started this running blog that features recipes with a Hawaiian flair. If you love collecting recipes, please check back so that you can collect your favorites.
These will be recipes I’ve gotten from old Hawaiian cookbooks, family, and friends that have been willing to share their family “secrets.” I’m going to try to limit these recipes to those with ingredients that can be found almost anywhere, so don’t worry, you won’t have to shop for Poi, or other food items that you can only find here in Hawaii!
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