Moist Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe
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Moist Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe

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"Our four kids like slices of this moist tropical-tasting banana bread for breakfast," comments Mary Watkins of Chaska, Minnesota. "I sometimes bake it in mini loaf pans, then freeze the loaves so we can enjoy a small portion at a time."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 191 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and vanilla; add pineapple and bananas. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Originally published as Pineapple Banana Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p37

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"certainly a keeper. I had a lot of pineapple tid bits to use up, so did use in place of crushed. I like the flavors-very moist, and freezes perfectly. I the banana flavor is mild and not overpowering. Next time I may add a bit more cinnamon, just cause I like it, and a bit of ginger- but that is the beauty of a good recipe-you can tweak a bit to your personel likes"

Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"I love making this recipe it is so easy, so good, and very moist. I am constantly giving this receipe to people. This last time I made it I did not have flour or sugar in the house, so I substituted it with cake flour and confectioners sugar. It turned out just fine. I also forgot the recipe calls for 8 oz of crushed pineapple I accidently put 20 oz. Whoops but it still turned out fine, the original recipe the pineapple tends to get lost up against the banana but with the 20 oz. you can definetly taste both. I also never drain the pineapple juice it adds to the moisture, if you drain the juice the bread just tastes ok."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I make this all the time. I substitute 1/4 cup of the oil with applesauce. Cuts down on calories and adds extra moisture. I bake it in small pans and freeze. I just take out a small loaf when needed. It is the best recipe I have come across for banana bread."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Moist and delish!! Love it and those I work with love it as well!!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"its ok..."

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