Aloha Quick Bread Recipe
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Aloha Quick Bread Recipe

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This recipe has been a family favorite for several years. The addition of coconut, orange peel, pineapple and nuts gives a new twist to a loaf of banana bread. It's so good I sometimes serve slices of it for dessert. -Lanita Anderson, Chesapeake, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 80 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 239 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in banana, milk, orange peel and extracts.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in coconut, nuts and pineapple. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Aloha Quick Bread in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p31

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ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 260555
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"This is one of the best breads I have ever tasted. So moist and the flavors were all great together. I took to work and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for a great new taste on banana bread."

MarshaJBaker User ID: 1341698 230756
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2015

"This is a very tasty bread. I didn't drain the pineapple either, but do have a discrepancy with baking time. I make many quick breads, and have never ever baked any for over an hour. I suggest checking it after 55 minutes. I love the hawaiian twist to this recipe."

MakingItHealthy User ID: 7897311 36312
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Excellent bread. I made some changes to make this a healthier treat for my family. I used all whole wheat flour; 1 whole egg & 1 egg white; 1/4 c, applesauce & 1/4 c. Coconut oil; and reduced the sugar to 1/3 c. Packed brown sugar & 1/3 c. Granulated sugar. I also added 1/2-3/4 t. Cinnamon. In addition, I pre-toasted the pecans and coconut to bring out extra flavor. I baked three mini loaves for about 55 min. This recipe is a winner!"

pointrichter User ID: 7252804 26942
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Perfect morning treat!"

ktcentsable User ID: 7104611 30618
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Fantastic bread. Moist and refreshing. I used slivered almonds. Family enjoyed this bread and I will definitely be making this again."

bake2win User ID: 5934338 21871
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2012

"Love the hawaiian twist to your typical banana bread recipe. I didn't have almond extract on hand so only used vanilla extract and chopped walnuts, Mmmmmmmm!"

Teddy157 User ID: 6287951 73698
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"The way to do without the sugar is to use Stevia Blend. It is from the stevia plant and contains no chemicals. It is completely natural. You also use half the amount of sugar. "

CometCooker User ID: 6386694 28415
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"This was absoultely delicious and easy to make!!"

gmayoyo User ID: 5046947 75233
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Absolutely melt in your mouth good!"

JulieMarae User ID: 5549970 26940
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I followed the recipe exactly as written and we loved it. Will definitely make this again!"

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