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Monday, March 15, 2010

Polynesian Banana Nut Bread

I took a basic banana bread recipe and just started tweaking it to my liking and ended up with this final product.
Tis' yummy!


4 TBS of real butter, softened
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (can be omitted if you don't have any)
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice to put in as the liquid)
3/4 cup buttermilk OR unsweetened pineapple juice (I use this!)
1 tsp. Vanilla

3 1/2 cups of white/wheat flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Sweetened Coconut


Preheat oven to 325.
Blend honey into butter and coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
Blend in remaining ingredients through to vanilla.

Blend together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Slowly add into wet ingredients just until mixed.

Pour batter into 2 prepared loaf pans.
Sprinkle sweetened coconut all over the tops and bake in preheated oven for about an hour or until knife comes out clean from center.

Cool completely before trying to cut.

You are going to love the smell of the coconut toasting while this is baking!
This recipe is linked to this site


  1. Yummy - sounds delicious! Will you just hand me a piece right now? :)

  2. WOW! I just saw another link for Banana & Blueberry bread and I'd never tried it...and I've never tried Coconut & Pineapple either! It sounds like a cocktail! Yum!

  3. Loving the way these look...making my mouth water!!! Yum! Thanks for sharing! I'd love for you to stop by and see me sometime at LauriesFoodFiles.blogspot.com Have a great day

  4. I can't wait to try this! My family is going to love it. Thanks for sharing.


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