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Aloha Quick Bread Recipe

Aloha Quick Bread Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

ajkoch User ID: 6001834 61372
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"Really moist and fresh tasting. I think next time I will drain the pineapple though. I don't like a quick bread recipe unless it is moist but this was almost too dense."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 73697
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"This is banana nut bread with pineapple and coconut added. It is very good but I still prefer my usual banana bread recipe. I am not against making this again, but I don't know that I will make the effort to."

[email protected] User ID: 5184423 21870
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I make quick breads to give as Christmas presents and this is the one that is requested over and over."

mo_mojito7 User ID: 5522242 89112
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"loved by everyone, it's a keeper"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 61369
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I took some other viewers advice and added the juice with the crushed pineapple and also added some halved maraschino cherries. I left out the coconut because I am the only one in the family that likes it. This was like a glorified banana bread. My family thought the bread was very good. Next time I think I will quaarter the cherries. I also baked in 2 4"x7" pans for 45 minutes at the suggestion of another viewer."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 28414
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"I make muffins out of this recipe and freeze them for my kids' recess snack. They are absolutely delicious."

pappy00 User ID: 5483720 26938
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"This bread was great, but I baked it only for one hour and 5 minutes, I did not drain the prineapple and it was very moist, I also used macadamia nuts. Perfect"

lutherheggs User ID: 5465851 73213
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"I entered this bread in our local county fair and took home a blue ribbon! I like the idea of adding cherries, I will try that the next time I make this!"

lsanders31 User ID: 4454276 50763
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"A little dry"

4hooter2 User ID: 1425336 26935
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"My family loved this bread! I did not drain the pineapple and cut maraschino cherries in half (about 1/2 cup of whole cherries) and added to the batter. I also used 2 - 4 X 7 (small loaf pans) and baked the bread for 45 minutes. Perfect size for serving and you have two loafs of this wonderful bread!"

Voyager1 User ID: 4672769 25876
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"My husband requests this every time we have over ripe bananas. He now makes me make two loafs at a time, because one is not enough. It is a favorite!! (confirming this is the whole recipe & I drain the pineapple)"

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 36293
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"I use grated zuchinni instead of the banana and I don't add the orange peel because I didn't see it until today! This is a great recipe! Thank you for sharing it."

Zippi_MO User ID: 350364 70838
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"I have made this recipe many times. This is the full recipe, and yes, I drain the pineapple. I make it into muffins, and we love it heated up and served with butter for breakfast or a snack also. I have used applesauce or chopped strawberries and only 1 banana sometimes, also. This is my favorite quick bread/muffin."

Allspice_Mo User ID: 760690 28407
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"I assumed this would be the full recipe-what might be missing-I would like to make it but would like to know if something is missing-Thanks"

Allspice_Mo User ID: 760690 36552
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2009

"I assumed this would be the full recipe-what might be missing???"

law1949 User ID: 2398660 61368
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"I made this Aloha quick bread and just loved it. So moist and a great taste with the pineapple and coconut. I plan on making it for gifts at Christmas. Thank you

Linda Weber"

clericalrose User ID: 464381 82296
Reviewed May. 7, 2008

"Interesting. I have not heard of this bread since Iwas a child. Does anyone have the full recipe. I would love tohave it. I will check recipe search for it. "

KGensler User ID: 2107330 36550
Reviewed May. 5, 2008

"I made this in large muffin cups instead of the loaf pan and baked for 28 minutes and they turned out great!"

teatowel User ID: 595694 203356
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2008

"can I use margarine ? and does pineapple need to be drained?"

ganderson1 User ID: 2565499 36292
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2008

"I need to know if the pineapple is to be drained, also.?

Thanks, [email protected]"

harrypotterfanatic08 User ID: 2886009 30617
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2008

"this recipe was DELICIS! so tastey and it stayed moist overnight! Excellent recipe!"

maryalyce User ID: 151626 73696
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2008

"Do you drain the pineapple before adding?

Thanks!  This sounds wonderful."

RonieDiane User ID: 2231289 82295
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2008

"This bread is one of the best that I have tasted and a great bread for parties at anytime of the year. An it does make normal bananna bread seam so minute. My weekly quilt classes enjoy this bread. ENJOY !"

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