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Banana-Pineapple Bread with Walnuts

December 16, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Fruit + Nut Bread

This is a recipe I’ve been using for years… because it’s so good! It originally came from Martha Stewart, though I’ve changed it quite a bit. I usually bake it in small loaf pans and/or muffin tins, and since it contains fruit and nuts I can convince myself that it’s basically breakfast food :) But add a little cream cheese frosting and you’ve really got yourself a cupcake. Also, the combination of spices make this recipe especially nice around Christmastime.


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 mashed ripe bananas
6 oz pineapple, chopped
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups sugar
3 large eggs


Preheat oven to 350F (~180C) and butter and flour four mini loaf pans. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt, and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the bananas, pineapple, walnuts, and coconut, and set it aside as well.

2 - Dry Ingredients

1 - Wet Ingredients

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, vanilla, and sugar. Mix on medium speed for about five minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, alternate adding the flour mixture and the banana/pineapple mixture; mix until just combined.

3 - Combine Ingredients

Pour the batter into the prepped pans, and bake for ~15 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Final - Fruit + Nut Bread
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