Hawaiian Bread


Hawaiian bread is sweet, fluffy, and so delicious. This recipe is easy to make and will bring the flavor of Hawaii home from vacation.

close up view of Hawaiian Bread on a cooling rack
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
3 round loaves

Skip the store-bought stuff and make Hawaiian bread at home! This sweet, tender bread is easy to make and even easier to eat.

Hawaiian Bread Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this Hawaiian bread recipe:

· Yeast: This Hawaiian bread recipe starts with a package of active dry yeast.
· Water: You'll need some water to dissolve the yeast and more for the dough.
· Pineapple juice and sugar: Pineapple juice and white sugar are essential for this sweet, subtly fruity Hawaiian bread.
· Eggs: Three eggs add moisture and help bind the bread dough together.
· Butter: A stick of butter lends even more moisture and richness.
· Vanilla and ginger: Vanilla extract and ground ginger give the bread irresistible flavor.
· Flour: All-purpose flour creates structure in the Hawaiian bread.

How to Make Hawaiian Bread

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make Hawaiian bread at home:

1. Activate the yeast and make a stiff dough.
2. Let the dough rise in a warm place.
3. Turn the dough out, divide into three pieces, and form into three loaves.
4. Place the dough into the prepared pans and let rise again.
5. Bake the loaves in a preheated oven until the tops are golden brown.

What to Do With Hawaiian Bread

Wondering what to do with your fresh Hawaiian bread? We've got you covered with delicious inspiration. Here are some mouthwatering recipe ideas:

· Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches
· Hawaiian Roll Bread Pudding
· Grilled Chicken Pineapple Sliders
· Hawaiian Roll Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwiches
· Sweet Bread Strata

How to Store Hawaiian Bread

Store your homemade Hawaiian bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you'd like to keep the bread for more than a week, you can freeze it for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I made this recipe for a Hawaiian Luau party," says Kat P. "The bread came out of the oven just as the first guest arrived. Not only did the house smell great, but the first loaf was gone in no time flat. Very delicious."

"The dough was wonderful to work with," raves vivian filosa. "I got 32 rolls and an 8x4-inch pan of bread. They raised beautifully. I'll be making these again next week to take ham/cheese sandwiches to a party. They will all be so impressed."

"Awesome," according to fausterlady. "I make this at least once a week and freeze any loaves we don't use and they get used pretty quick!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Pour warm water into a bowl; add yeast and let stand until it begins to form a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.

  2. Beat yeast mixture, pineapple juice, sugar, eggs, melted butter, 1/2 cup water, vanilla, and ginger together in a large bowl. Stir in 1/2 of the flour until no dry spots remain. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition to form a stiff dough.

  3. Place dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, lightly grease three round cake pans; set aside.

  4. Deflate dough and turn it out onto a well floured surface. Divide dough into three equal pieces and form into round loaves. Place the loaves in the prepared cake pans; cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Bake loaves in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, and the bottom of a loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
6g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 83mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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