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.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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