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Rating: 4.56 stars
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Simple to make and very yummy for the tummy! A very fruity and tasty recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 - 8x4 inch loaves
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, bananas and pineapple. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Fold in coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 77.6g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 62mg; sodium 569.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
very nice bread. Made 2 loaves that were perfect amount of batter. I didn't have nuts so added a little more coconut and also added some chopped marachino cherries for color and flavor. Also added 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. I really didn't measure the banana and pineapple. Had some pineapple rings in juice leftover in the fridge so just cut the rings into bite size pieces and added the juice. Had 2 ripe bananas. Added 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg. Added just a hint of flavor and was a nice layering of all flavors from the fruits and spice. Baked up perfectly and rose like a picture. Nice to give away. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
This bread is good but it is more of a cake than bread. Super sweet too sweet. You could get away with half the sugar. Has the texture of yellow cake. Flavor is good overall it just was too cakey and not bread-like enough for me. Read More
(3)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
very nice bread. Made 2 loaves that were perfect amount of batter. I didn't have nuts so added a little more coconut and also added some chopped marachino cherries for color and flavor. Also added 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. I really didn't measure the banana and pineapple. Had some pineapple rings in juice leftover in the fridge so just cut the rings into bite size pieces and added the juice. Had 2 ripe bananas. Added 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg. Added just a hint of flavor and was a nice layering of all flavors from the fruits and spice. Baked up perfectly and rose like a picture. Nice to give away. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
This was wonderful! My kids loved it. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
I especially liked that this did not have to be prepared in a bread maker. I thought it would be similar to King's Hawaiian bread but this was more like a cake. It's delicious though! I left out the coconut and walnuts and halved the recipe for one loaf. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2008
WOW!!! Ok I made a few changes. 1 3/4 cup butter 1 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup banana 20oz can of crushed pineapple slightly drained. I used 1 cup 10grain flour 1 cup quinoa flour and 2 cups white. I also added 1tsp coconut extract and 3/4 cup shredded cocunut. I think the magical trick to making these melt in your mouth is to really cream that butter and sugar like it says too. That helps these fluff up beautifully even with less butter than called for. I made 4 minis loaves and 12 large muffins with this recipe. I am guessing the loaves will freeze well and the muffins will be gone today! Will make again for sure! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2004
there's no doubt in my mind that this bread was delicious! BUT (there's always a but...) I think I would have prefered to save the trip to the grocery store to get walnuts coconut and pineapple and just made plain ol' banana bread because that's what it pretty much was! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
I love this recipe!It is a sweet bread that is very moist and yummy.My 10 year old daughter loves this bread and always has to have seconds.I will make this recipe a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2007
This was fabulous! I added cinnamon nutmeg cloves and a little allspice for my personal taste and used unsweetened dried coconut (about twice the amount called for because I love coconut). Got rave reviews from everyone! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2008
Very good next time I will add a cream cheese topping to set it off. YUM YUM! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2007
This was indeed good. I only had 1/2 cup mashed bananas so I added 1/2 vanilla yogurt to make up the difference. And it still tasted just like banana bread. I was hoping for more of a hawaiian (pineapple/coconut) taste. Maybe more of those or some coconut or pineapple extract. Very good though. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
01/18/2011
This bread is good but it is more of a cake than bread. Super sweet too sweet. You could get away with half the sugar. Has the texture of yellow cake. Flavor is good overall it just was too cakey and not bread-like enough for me. Read More
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