Tropical Orange Pineapple Banana Bread


Banana bread is kicked up a notch with this recipe that includes pineapple and orange to give it a great tropical summer flavor. This banana bread is sure to be a hit for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Banana bread is kicked up a notch with this recipe that includes pineapple and orange to give it a great tropical summer flavor. This banana bread is sure to be a hit for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

It’s only fitting that I share a tropical recipe with you after returning from Hawaii last weekend.  EVERYTHING out there is pineapple, pineapple, and more pineapple.  Not that I minded that or anything.  They even have the Dole pineapple plantation there in Oahu.  I did pass by it but didn’t have time to stop in.  Mr. Wishes and I had just got done hiking in a swamp (I called it a swamp, but it was really a rainforest…a really, really muddy rainforest) and we were tired and had to make it to sunset beach in time for the sunset!  Next time 🙂

Banana bread is kicked up a notch with this recipe that includes pineapple and orange to give it a great tropical summer flavor. This banana bread is sure to be a hit for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Who wouldn’t want a couple slices of this moist tropical-tasting banana bread for breakfast?  I love the flavors of the orange and the pineapple paired with the banana.  It was something different for a homemade banana bread.  I also like that this recipe makes two loaves of bread, so you can make them both and give one away to a lucky friend or neighbor or freeze half of the batter for a later time.  Feel free to add a cup of your favorite nuts to this, as well (macadamia nuts would make this SUPER Hawaiian).  Enjoy!

Tropical Orange Pineapple Banana Bread
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Banana bread is kicked up a notch with this recipe that includes pineapple and orange to give it a great tropical summer flavor. This banana bread is sure to be a hit for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
  • 4 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Large Over Ripened Bananas, mashed
  • 4 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Zest, about 3 oranges
  • 15 oz can Crushed Pineapple, with juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and reduce to 325 degrees when baking bread.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light colored and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla, bananas, orange juice, orange zest, and pineapple.
  5. Sift together the dry ingredients and fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  6. Grease and flour 2 bread loaf pans or 1 bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6-8 servings


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37 Responses to “Tropical Orange Pineapple Banana Bread”

  1. July 10, 2014 at 2:51 AM #

    The most perfect banana bread for summer, love this!

  2. July 10, 2014 at 7:42 AM #

    I, too, love the flavors of orange and pineapple paired with the banana! What a brilliant version of banana bread Ashley!

  3. July 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    This is reminiscent of our trips to Hawaii also! Did you try Dole Whip while you were out there?

    • July 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

      No! I didn’t! Did I miss out?!

  4. July 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    I love the use of pineapple in a quick bread! I can only imagine how moist this is. Can’t wait to try it!!!

  5. July 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM #

    Wow – I am loving the flavors in this – how tropical and perfect for summertime!

  6. July 10, 2014 at 9:58 AM #

    Seeing a pineapple plantation would of been cool! This bread looks amazing!

  7. July 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM #

    Let’s be honest…aren’t we all always looking for new banana bread recipes, for all those bananas that about to turn? Love this version! Also? So jealous of your trip to Hawaii.

  8. July 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM #

    I’ve been on a huge banana bread kick lately. I love this tropical twist!

  9. July 10, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

    What a great combo. I want this toasted with some coconut butter!

  10. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
    July 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM #

    What great tropical flavors for summer!!

  11. July 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM #

    Pineapple is one of my favorites, and I so wish we could grow it here! Yum!

  12. July 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM #

    great flavor additions to this banana bread. I’m always looking to change mine up.

  13. July 10, 2014 at 5:35 PM #

    love the tropical twist to this banana bread.

  14. July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM #

    Now this is a great way to make banana bread all summery! Not to mention relive what sounds like a great trip.

  15. July 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM #

    I love banana bread, especially when it is fresh out of the oven and still slightly warm. I also always go for the end pieces, because they are the perfect combo of soft and crunchy. Great recipe 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • July 11, 2014 at 12:53 AM #

      My husband likes the end pieces too!

  16. July 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM #

    I love love love banana bread! Adding in the tropical flavors only makes it so much better!

  17. July 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM #

    It’s like a tropical island banana bread. Yum!

  18. July 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

    I love banana bread, your addition of orange and pineapple is lovely! Nettie

  19. July 11, 2014 at 10:22 AM #

    I would love a giant slab of this bread with cream cheese. I’m going to be thinking about it all day!

  20. July 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM #

    I love, love, love banana bread! This is just taking it to a whole ‘nother level! Love the use of orange zest and juice here, plus pineapple. Feels so tropical. Where are my shades and floppy hat?

  21. July 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM #

    love, love pineapple and this combination sounds amazing.

  22. July 11, 2014 at 3:51 PM #

    Tropical banana bread? Yes please! And I love the idea of adding macadamia nuts!

  23. July 11, 2014 at 5:01 PM #

    Banana & pineapple are one of my favorite combos – this looks delicious!

  24. July 12, 2014 at 5:20 PM #

    Oh my gosh Ashley this sounds incredible! I love banana bread and orange and pineapple, but never thought to combine them. Awesome recipe!

  25. July 13, 2014 at 11:29 AM #

    Pinneaple everything is my favorite and this gorgeous banana bread is no exception! It looks beyond fantastic Ahsley! Enjoy your Sunday! xx

  26. July 14, 2014 at 5:25 AM #

    what an interesting take on the classic banana bread recipe! definitely interested in recreating this banana bread – love the idea of using crushed pineapple. thanks for sharing.

  27. July 14, 2014 at 7:22 AM #

    Lovely twisted banana bread….
    i lovin it with more orange zest!!!

  28. July 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM #

    I love this tropical twist on banana bread, and I can’t get enough pineapple right now! I love the addition of the orange, too. Pinning! 🙂

  29. July 14, 2014 at 3:30 PM #

    I have been super in to pineapple lately, so this sounds wonderful to me. Love that it makes two loaves too! Most banana bread recipes don’t.

  30. July 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM #

    By the way, just checked out the dole website and will definitely be ordering some Hawaiian pineapples!!!! So excited!

  31. July 14, 2014 at 7:28 PM #

    This amazing banana pineapple bread is the most delicious vitamin intake since years:))

  32. July 15, 2014 at 8:16 AM #

    What a delicious tropical bread, it looks super addictive 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  33. July 20, 2014 at 11:28 PM #

    Oh Yeah Baby!!! Nomz to the Nth degree! We cant keep regular banana bread in this house OMG I cant even imagine the fights my guys will have over this! And yeah they do fight over the YUMMZ!!! Haha they so silly… Mama jus make more 🙂 TFS And BTW Macadamia nuts yessss. 😉


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