Loaded Macadamia Nut Bread

"This yummy quick bread is loaded with nuts, coconut and pineapples. Very easy to make and extremely satisfying."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
2 9x5 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 300*.
  • Mix nuts, pineapple, and coconut in large bowl.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and add to nut mixture; mix well until nuts and fruit are completely coated with flour.
  • Beat eggs until foamy and add vanilla to eggs.
  • Pour egg mixture into dry mixture and stir until combined.
  • Divide evenly between two 9 x 5 greased loaf pans and bake for 60-70 minutes or until centers test done.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on racks.
  • Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate.

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  1. This is a densly packed bread loaded with lots of flavor! Quite delicious. Makes me feel like I should be having this in Hawaii! I didn't change a thing. Excellent recipe, Karen. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Further to my comments of yesterday,this loaf is decadent. Wonderful flavour, like ambrosia. Since macadamia nuts are a luxury item here, I might try blanched almonds when I make it again. I second Bev's opinion and thank Karen for sharing.
  3. I really liked the flavor of this - sweet and sticky and very exotic. I had some complaints about the texture of the whole macadamias so I would chop them next time. Also, the bread stayed very thin (from the texture, it seemed like it did what it was supposed to - didn't seem overly dense) so next time I would use only one pan and watch carefully for cooking time.
  4. This is the best fruitcake if you really like macadamias, coconut and pineapple. I use dried pineapple and unsweetened dried coconut. It is a great replacement for the dreaded boxed fruitcake that no one likes to get at Christmas. I'll have to try the same method except with dried apricots and pecans. Whenever I can get to the Big Island, I always shop here and buy macadamias from the farm. http://www.hawnnut.com/Unsalted-Macadamia-Nuts--4-lb-bag_p_112.html
  5. Karen - I was surprised by the density of this bread...it does not rise at all and is very thin. I was expecting more of a quick bread I guess but should have known better with the little amount of flour. I might try it next time all in one loaf pan instead of dividing it between two. Mine was a bit overbaked at 60 minutes so I think I will reduce the cooking time too. I did use almonds (with your permission) and cut the pineapple chunks in half . So with all that said I do want to say the taste is EXCELLENT! Loved the tropical flavors throughout the bread - the coconut and pineapple - wow just amazing. Made for 123 Hit Wonders.


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