Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Coleen's Banana Pineapple Bread




School is finally back in session and boy is that ever a good thing! There are 2 hour delays for the rest of the week but hey, that works for me! Needless to say my son is not happy. He's just gotten so used to being home. Not only that but the poor thing has a report due and they have to present it orally. Why do they have these things? I absolutely hated getting up in front of the class to present a project. Awful. I can still remember how nervous I would get.


This delicious banana bread recipe comes from Coleen. She has one of my very favorite blogs and her recipes are wonderful. Please check her out if you haven't already. The bread is so flavorful and moist. It's a little different than your average banana bread since it contains pineapple and has coconut extract. Enjoy!


3 large eggs


1 1/4 cup canola oil


2 tsp. vanilla extract


1 tsp coconut extract


2 cups mashed bananas


2/3 cup brown sugar, packed


1 cup white sugar


1 snall can crushed pineapple


Whisk together in a large bowl all the above ingredients. After all is well mixed, stir in


3 cups all purpose flour


1 tsp salt


1 tsp baking soda


1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of chopped pecans


Mix well with wooden spoon. Pour into 2 greased 8 x 4 in pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes in pan and then remove and cool on rack.


28 comments:

Cassie said...

Banana and pineapple -- sounds like a match made in heaven! I have some bananas I need to use up so I just may make this!

A Year on the Grill said...

what a great idea!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think the coconut and pineapple would give it a great kick. Yum!

George Gaston said...

Debbie, I like the tropical twist to this bread. It sounds really good. Thanks...

Jenn said...

Yummy....I love pineapple. I don't think I have had on breads before. But now I this I shall.

I totally remember when I had a report/presentation due for class. I'd always end up doing it the night before. I was such a procrastinator! Somehow I passed. hahaha...

Cheryl said...

Perfect timing I have some nanners I need to use up!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I have been so in the mood for banana bread. I love the interesting twist with pineapple and coconut! Delish!

Mags said...

I feel for your son. There was nothing worse in school for me than having to get up in front of everyone and talk.

THis bread looks delicious. Love the addition of pineapple to banana.

Manggy said...

I adore bananas AND pineapple! Though I'd probably omit the coconut extract ;) (not a fan!)

Cathy said...

I've been hungry for banana bread and love the idea of adding pineapple and pecans to it. Yummy!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I saw this on Coleen's and thought how delicious! I love the combo of coconut, pineapple and banana!

Ingrid said...

Coleen does have a killer blog. That's funny that you made just made banana bread. I made three mini ones on Monday night though a different recipe.

I'm certain your son will do well!
~ingrid

Kerstin said...

What a unique banana bread - the coconut extract and pineapple sound wonderful in it!

Joanne said...

If I got to come home to this delicious banana bread, it would make me want to go to school. Kind of like a carrot cake version of banana bread! Delicious.

Bridgett said...

You have some of the best and scrumptious recipes. There is always something good to tempt me from your blog...I love this!

noble pig said...

This sounds wonderful and feeds my recent pineapple kick!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I'm so glad you liked my banana-pineapple bread. We love it around here.

Pam said...

We're back at school too! I so enjoyed my 4 day weekend. I like the whole..off 4 days work 3 kind of week.

Amanda said...

The bread looks great! The link to Colleen's blog doesn't work, looks like you have blogger.com in front of her url : )

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the addition of pineapple - sounds like a unique combination that is bound to make unbelievably moist bread.

Pam said...

Mmmm. I would love a slice of this bread with my morning coffee - it looks wonderful.

Mary said...

I'd love to have a slice of this with my coffee. This sounds wonderful. Have a great day!

teresa said...

don't you love it! this is such a great bread!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

I plan to try this ASAP! Love banana bread, but have never tried with pineapple. . . yummy!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Hooray another delicious banana bread variation to try :) Regular banana bread never works out for me.

Diana's Cocina said...

this sounds yummy. i too love stoping by coleens blog.

Katy ~ said...

Yummm..love the idea of a tropical twist during these winter days. Spring is not far away, and certainly a lot closer with a delicious buttered slice of this wonderful bread.

Monica H said...

This sounds so tropical. I bet htat was a nice flavor combo in the midst of all that snow!