Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
I love this bread. It's so moist and versatile. I make it for breakfast, brunch, tea parties, and even desert. I like to use a mini loaf pan and give the loaves as gifts in a gift basket along with other "Hawaiian" treats. I also use valtrompia bread tubes in different shapes and then slice. The slices look so pretty on a plate. If you use the bread tubes, be sure to fold wax paper to fit over both ends of the tubes before fitting the lids on. I learned this recipe when I used to be a consultant for Pampered Chef.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple in juice
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare bread pans, muffin pan, or tubes by spraying with Pam or rubbing with butter and dusting very lightly with flour.
- Cream butter and sugar together. Add all other ingredients in order given. Mix until well blended.
- Place mixture in prepared pans or tubes to about 2/3 full. If using tubes, be sure to put wax paper at each end of bread tube before putting caps on. If using tubes, place vertically in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for up to 60 minutes or until done.
- Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from pan or tube. Serve warm or cooled.
I just love this bread. Ido not hace the tubes, and had to extend cooking time to get the center to fully cook in my ANCIENT oven but the bread TASTES GREAT. My husband ate it up and he is not a 'fruit loving' guy either. I am going to try doing muffins tonight and maybe even a bundt rendition. Mmmmmmmmm I can taste it now!
We loved this. I made this into 24 muffins. They were done in 15 minutes. My littlest will not eat a muffin without having either a glaze, cinnamon sugar or crumb topping. So with him in mind I made a little glaze with 3/4 c powdered sugar, about 2 T of pineapple juice and a few drops of coconut extract. He ate two without blinking. Pretty good considering he hates bananas and pineapple! I made these last night and at the end of breakfast today we only had 5 left. I made these for PAC Fall 2009 and I will be making them again.
I made this recipe for PAC Spring 2009. This tea bread was delicious! The texture was somewhere in between a quick bread and a cake. I enjoyed it because it was not overly sweet and the flavors of coconut, banana, and pineapple were subtle and not overpowering. I think that next time I might add some nuts-either chopped macadamias to go along with the Hawaiian theme or walnuts. This is a recipe that is a definite keeper and I will use it again. For those of you who like a sweeter bread, I might suggest making a simple glaze to drizzle over it, but it was just fine for me and my family!