Banana Pineapple Bread

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Banana Pineapple Bread, Nauruan style, is a superb treat. You can use this same recipe using different fruit combinations, too. Mango and papaya are favorites I have tried.

Banana Pineapple Bread

(Photo Attributed to Author: Whitney)

Banana Pineapple Bread Recipe-

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted (this ingredient is what really makes this recipe so awesome. Be sure to get “extra virgin” – the taste is distinct, unique, and wonderful)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated white cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, diced
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare two 8″ by 4″ bread pans with a light coating of grease topped with flour on the bottoms and inside walls.
  3. Combine the coconut oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, brown and white sugars in a large mixing bowl. Stir and blend together until completely smooth and devoid of any lumps.
  4. Using another bowl, whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, flour, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the to egg mixture, and stir together. This should be a very gentle “folding” procedure. Do not stir vigorously, you just want the two mixtures to be combined into one batter, but not “whipped” together.
  6. Now fold into the batter the pineapple and bananas.
  7. Now pour your combined-fruity batter into your prepared pans and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until the loaf tops are well set and turning a rich golden color. If you are using frozen pineapple, it will take a little longer than if using fresh. The breads are well done when you can stick a toothpick deep into the center and it is almost clean when you pull it out.
  8. Remove the pans from the oven and let them cool a bit – 10 to 15 minutes – before taking the loaves out of the pans.
  9. Serve your Nauruan style Banana Pineapple Bread while still nice and warm. What doesn’t get eaten right away will still taste great later, at room temperature.
  10. For a drink accompaniment, try taking some Nauruan Pandanus tea. Wonderful combination, and very healthy for you, too.