By Mikekey on March 22, 2004
Photo by ellie_
Photo by ellie_
"This is a nice "tropical" flavored banana bread. Instead of walnuts, substitute chopped macadamias for a more tropical flavor."
Serving Size: 1 (120 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"This bread is amazing!! Made as written except I used fat-free vanilla yogurt rather than the plain and it cooked up nicely in 58 minutes. Will be making often since I have lots of overly ripe bananas in the freezer. Made for Everyday is a Holiday Tag 5/2010."
"Wow, is this ever wonderful, Mikekey! The flavours are so incredible, and so different than traditional banana bread! I had to sub light sour cream, as I had no yogurt on hand, and I used three bananas instead of two, as they were smaller than the size I'm used to. I think you can see in the picture that it is more moist because of that - and believe me, no one was complaining! I contemplated taking ProductOfTupelo's idea with a pineapple glaze, but this time I went without, and am thrilled to have used the left over pineapple in recipe #312122 - cookies I highly recommend with the leftovers! Thanks, Mikekey, for sharing this delicous breakfast treat!"
"I added a pineapple/confec. sugar glaze while bread was still warm. AWESOME!"
"Made as directed, except I used splenda for the sugar and skipped the vanilla (out of). Made one regular size loaf (a bit smaller than a regular loaf pan) and one individual loaf (for the freezer). A great different banana bread which will be enjoyed now and later! Thanks for sharing!"
"The whole house smelled incredible while the bread was baking. I used sour cream as I did not have yogurt. I also used macadamia nuts to give it more of a tropical flavor. I could hardly taste the pineapple or the spices. I found it to be a dense banana bread, heavier than other banana breads I have made, but still very good."
"This bread is tooooo sweet. I made two loaves, one with all-purpose flour and the other with Gluten Free Flour. Both were good, but both were too sweet. All of my kids thought they were good, but we did not taste any of the spices. All we tasted was a little banana and a lot of sweet!
I may try this again, but I will cut the sugar down to 1/3 - 1/2 cup.. maybe even less."
"Yummy bread. Good for breakfast or after a Caribbean dinner.
I did everything by hand which was quick and easy."
"This is a wonderful take on banana bread, which I made for ZWT #7. I love the addition of pineapple and coconut to the sweet taste of the bananas. Thanks for posting."
"Very good bread! I omitted the walnuts and ginger because of a personal preference, used half whole wheat flour, and it was still very awesome, even with the changes. I love that it uses much less oil than other recipes, and you don't even miss it. Thanks for a great recipe!!"
"I omitted sugar, used unsweetened coconut, didn't drain pineapple, and I didn't have vanilla so omitted that (I know, ridiculous). Oh, and no nuts either. It came out good!"
"Delicious. I love the pineapple and coconut in what I consider a boring bread. I subbed applesauce for the oil and used half whole wheat flour and made muffins which are even better on day 2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"Tasty bread, coconut adds something a little different than regular banana bread. Subbed sour cream for the yogurt, applesauce for the oil and pecans for the walnuts. Good right out of the oven."
"I made muffins and got 18 medium sized ones. I accidentally used a small bag of sliced almonds instead of the walnuts and I also used unsweetened coconut. They turned out beautifully and tasted delicious. All of the kids loved them. Thanks for posting such a yummy tropical treat!"
"Yummy --- a nice change from regular banana bread --- a friend of mine had some and said it was sorta like a Pina Colada!"
"This was so good. I made as stated except I used applesauce instead of oil and egg substitute instead of eggs. I used fat-free sour cream instead of yogurt. The coconut was not overpowering which was great. DD (3) helped make this and we had a blast. Thanks for posting, I can surely see why this is in your Stars cookbook!"
"I did this recipe for 12 muffins. I omitted nutmeg. I used 1/2 cup of sugar. I baked them for between 22-25 minutes. They are moist. The taste is very tropical because of coconut, banananes, pineapple... Love it. Thanks Mikekey :) Made for Zaar Star Game."
"I made these into muffins and DH is doing the rate as I'm dieting again. He says he really likes the spices in them. I think he would have given them a 5 but is afraid I'll stop trying new recipes. Thanks"
"Very good! I love that this bread does not use a ton of oil or butter like some of the others. I used walnuts, I think macadamias would be really good too. I liked this bread cold much better, it really allowed the pineapple to come through. Thanks!"
"I made this into 12 large muffins, which took about 25 minutes to bake. They were moist, dense and very tasty. I used unsweetened coconut and there was still plenty of sweetness. I think a little rum flavouring would also be a nice addition. Thanks! Made for ZWT3."
"This was a very good bread. I think I needed to drain the pineapple a little better though because it was a little too moist. I cooked it about 15 minutes longer than directions. Made for ZWT 07"