Pineapple-Banana-Coconut Bread…

by Jamie on May 18, 2009

This week’s recipe for Mango Bread was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. Since we are not really mango fans, I decided to go ahead with the TwD recipe and just make some drastic changes! I was actually not going to make this recipe, but since I flubbed last week’s tart, I figured I would at least attempt something using the basic ingredients and method from Dorie’s recipe and just substitute the mango for other tropical fruits and flavors.

Here is what I did:
1.) I chopped two 8 ounce cans of pineapple and drained them very well; squeezing the juice through cheese cloth.
2.) Folded in 2 mashed bananas and 2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut.
3.) Added 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
4.) Baked in mini loaves.
This resulted in some damn good bread, it was a little sweet, so next time I will cut back on the sugar due to the added fruit and coconut. the breadbaked up beautifully in the mini loaf pans and tasted amazing when slathered with a pat of butter! I will definitely make this recipe again! Head over to the TwD site to check out more versions of this tropical treat!

The winner of my Brownie Fun Giveaway is Michelle of Something New is Cooking…Congratulations, Michelle!!!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Cristine May 19, 2009 at 1:56 am

YUM! I love the changes you made! Sounds great!


avatar Marthe May 19, 2009 at 3:18 am

Those are some yummy changes!! I added sme pecans and shredded coconut to the mix, all my muffins were gone by 9.30 am….. I guess that’s a good sign, it must mean the coworkers liked them ;)


avatar Natalie May 19, 2009 at 7:25 am

great additions! sounds like a tropical treat. ;)


avatar Eliana May 19, 2009 at 7:59 am

Your bread looks great. And the flavor combo gets a thumbs up from me.


avatar 5 Star Foodie May 19, 2009 at 8:05 am

Pineapple banana and coconut bread sounds super delicious! I would love a slice for breakfast right now!


avatar Stephanie May 19, 2009 at 8:30 am

That combintaion sounds so delicious!!


avatar Children of the Nineties May 19, 2009 at 8:49 am

These look great! I love the change in flavor.


avatar Maria May 19, 2009 at 8:51 am

Love your changes. Looks tasty!


avatar Cathy May 19, 2009 at 9:30 am

LOVE the changes you made here! So summery and tropical. It looks delicious!


avatar Teanna DiMicco May 19, 2009 at 9:40 am

I was JUST thinking this morning about how coconut would go so well in this bread! I LOVED this recipe! I am glad you did, too! Yours looks gorgeous!


avatar Sara May 19, 2009 at 9:52 am

Oh wow, this sounds SO good. I made banana bread last weekend, but now I wish I had had this recipe then!


avatar Jennifer May 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Your substitutions sound great. I added coconut in mine, too, and liked it but did feel it overpowered the mango a bit (of course, I was short on mango, so that was a factor, too.)


avatar Mermaid Sweets May 19, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I just made a bannana, coconut and pineapple bread from a new hawaiian cookbook I got, and it was a super flop – the recipe called for 1/2 tbsp salt, and I went with it despite my hesitations – WRONG. Otherwise, I think it would be a good combo.


avatar chocolatechic May 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

I bet that was fabulous!!!


avatar Banjo May 19, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Great substitutes!


avatar Katrina May 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

What awesome flavor combinations! Seriously, I need to try this. I love everything banana. Great subs for the mango (which I would not put in a bread again myself.)


avatar Tracey May 19, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Wow, those flavors sound great together! I am definitely going to try this combination :) Your mini loaf looks beautiful


avatar Ingrid May 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I have to admit that your bread looks and sounds so much better than the regular bread. Not that I don’t like mangos but spiced bread with mangos thrown in just doesn’t do it for me.

Congrats to the winner!


avatar Elyse May 19, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Congrats to Michelle! I love the changes that you made to this bread. It’s fabulous. Of course, my favorite part is your addition of the pineapple and coconut. Man oh man, I bet that added SUPER flavor. I can’t wait to try out your version of this bread.


avatar uclala May 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Your mini-loaves look soo cute and tasty! I think the mini-loaves turn out better than the regular sized loaf.


avatar Leslie May 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Looks delicious! I love how you tweaked it!


avatar The Food Librarian May 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm

These are the cutest mini-loaves!!! I love them.


avatar Pamela May 21, 2009 at 11:54 am

I know I’m in good company when I tell you how cute those minis are!! Great job.


avatar Engineer Baker May 24, 2009 at 11:42 am

I really liked the mango variation, but yours looks wonderful. Might have to try it out!


avatar TeaLady May 24, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Great subs to a great loaf. This is a great basic loaf and I can imagine it would go perfectly with lots of fruits – like yours.

Lovely loaf.


avatar Kevin May 25, 2009 at 7:10 pm

What as great sounding quick bread!


avatar fried blue July 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

This combo of ingredients sound fabulous! (Sounds better than the original in my personal opinion. :)


avatar Hilda March 24, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Where is the recipe to this bread? I feel like i need to bake it right now but i do not see the recipe anywhere


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