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Pineapple Bread

Eating this sweet and moist pineapple bread is like being on your own little tropical island…

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Thank you so much for your amazing comments on my previous post.

Still so hard to believe it’s real.

Sending you all hugs, and possibly a slice of homemade pineapple bread, if I don’t eat the whole loaf first. This secretly healthy and vegan pineapple bread could not be easier to make – you literally throw everything into a bowl and it’s ready to go!

Alright fine, maybe not quite literally. Please don’t play basketball with the ingredients.

Especially if your basketball skills are like mine (i.e. pretty much zero), that would not end well…

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Pineapple Banana Bread (Vegan)

I’m kind of in love with pineapple lately.

It started with my Sticky Pineapple Cauliflower.

And then I was eating it wondering why I don’t make more things with pineapple, because whenever I do, I feel like I’m on an island in Hawaii instead of sitting in my apartment.

I mean… my apartment is nice and all, but it’s not Hawaii.

Maybe I should move to Hawaii.

Hmmm…

Also try these Pineapple Muffins

Pineapple Banana Bread Ingredients
Pineaple Banana Bread Recipe

Above – watch the video how to make pineapple bread

On second thought, I’ll just stay here and eat more pineapple banana bread.

If you’re not a fan of banana, I’ve also linked to a banana-free version of the recipe so you don’t have to miss out.

The recipe can be completely oil free if desired.

Or you can use coconut oil or add a handful of shredded coconut to the healthy pineapple bread, because pineapple + coconut is one of the best food combinations out there – it’s like a piña colada in the form of a breakfast loaf. Also, just in case anyone else besides me noticed, please ignore the oven that needed to be cleaned in the video and rest assured it’s much better now.

Serve the pineapple bread recipe plain, or frosted with coconut butter, cream cheese (or vegan cream cheese), or coconut whipped cream!

Easy Healthy Pineapple Bread Recipe
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Pineapple Bread

A sweet and moist pineapple bread recipe that is perfect for breakfast or dessert.
4.93/5 (14)
Total Time 47 minutes
Yield 12 – 16 slices

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spelt, white, or oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups overripe mashed banana (360g) (or this banana free version)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk or milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp oil OR additional milk of choice
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • optional walnuts, shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or line with parchment. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl, adding shredded coconut and/or crushed nuts if desired. Add all remaining ingredients, stir to form a batter (do not overmix), and smooth into prepared pan. Bake on the center rack 25 minutes, then do not open the oven door at all but turn off the heat and let sit in the closed oven 10 additional minutes. If it’s still undercooked at this time, simply turn the oven back on and continue baking—checking every 5 minutes–until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The taste and texture are much better the second day, so I highly recommend waiting if you can. Leftovers can be sliced and frozen for up to a month.
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Notes

Recipe adapted from Healthy Banana Bread and Cranberry Orange Bread
 

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Published on August 23, 2018

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  1. Denise says

    This recipe makes a delicious bread. Mine turned out very under baked even following the directions. I will try baking longer before turning off the oven next time.

  2. Maureen Saxe says

    This is a great base recipe, I have made half a dozen times, use whatever flour I need to rotate out and different banana/PA ratios. Always a good result, very moist.

  3. Emily Burg says

    I’ve been a long time follower- this is my GO TO website for any/all things delicious. Even when I don’t have all of the suggested ingredients, I usually find a way to use your ratios with different subs! soo THANK YOU! I never show up empty handed to an event 🙂
    So I didn’t have pineapple on hand for this recipe, and I subbed in applesauce. Additionally, I added chopped almonds, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp almond extract, and drippy almond butter in place of oil. Plus a pinch of cinnamon cardamom and nutmeg. Yield was two mini loaves and 6 muffins –they’re delicious. It’s a totally different flavor profile, but your ratios always guide me in the right direction! Might be worth trying out since we’re all staying home right now! <3

  4. Tanvi Somani says

    Can we directly substitute the bananas for fresh pineapple? The other recipe looks more complicated than this one :/
    Also can we use fresh pineapple instead of tinned pineapple?

  5. Dilyn says

    I made this tonight for the 2nd time! It is truly amazing. I added shredded coconut, pecans and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract. Super moist and delicious! The loaf hardly lasts a day around here. Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Maghan says

    Great recipe – thank you!!!

    Not sure why, but I also had to bake for nearly double the time (an additional 30 min + 5 in the oven with the temperature off).

    I topped with coconut and chopped pecans (I subbed for the walnuts) before baking and it was great extra touch!

    • Maghan says

      Great recipe – thank you!!!

      Not sure why, but I also had to bake for nearly double the time (an additional 30 min + 5 in the oven with the temperature off).

      I topped with coconut and chopped pecans (I subbed for the walnuts) before baking and it was great extra touch!

  7. Lamiaa says

    It taste like a hummingbird cake but healthier! I made it yesterday and it’s an amazing cake! It tastes like summer and a Pina Colada! My husband and toddler both loved it! You know it’s good when only half of the cake is left in less than 12 hours!
    I cooked it 35 min and left it for 10 min and then had to add 3 X 5 min and even that wasn’t enough! So what I did next was to turn on the oven for 15 min to bake and THEN it was baked fully.
    I think next time I will cook it for 45 min and leave it in the turned off oven for 15 min.

    Otherwise the taste is amazing! I will make it again and again!

  8. RP says

    Great recipe! I did have to make a few adjustments because I didn’t have everything the recipe called for – I was short on banana and maple syrup, so I added some stevia sweeter, a bit more pineapple, and more coconut milk – but despite those changes the final product turned out great! It’s so nice when a recipe is versatile enough that it can accommodate some adjustments.

    I did end up baking the bread for 10 min longer because it was still quite gooey in the middle after only 25 mins. I then let it sit in the oven as the recipe instructed.

    The texture is wonderful and the combination of pineapple and coconut is delicious. I will definitely make this again!

  9. Margie Vail says

    Wonderful taste and very easy to make! I used WW pastry flour and bananas (3 medium whirred in the food processor,) and omitted the oil. I used 3T coconut milk and 3T
    soy milk. Baked in parchment so didn’t even need to oil the pan. Big hit with the family. Will make again!

  10. Bailey says

    I think this is a great recipes with a few specifications:
    The first time I made it, it was ok, but it was super gooey throughout most of the top although the knife had come out” mostly clean”.
    The second time I used oat flour instead of all purpose (I actually preferred the oat flour). Both times I put 1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut. I think the coconut extract would be delicious but I didn’t have any. It’s pretty impossible to drain a can of crushed pineapple, so the second time I got my strainer out and really squeezed the juice out so there was a lot less liquid than when I just pressed it out with a spoon the first time. The second time I used 6T of full fat canned coconut milk rather than lite canned coconut milk. Probably the biggest difference was that the second time I baked as follows:
    30min at 350
    Turned oven off and let sit 10min
    Still gooey
    Turned oven back on at 350 for 15min
    Turned oven off and let sit for 10min.
    Took out of oven and let cool.
    MUCH better consistency the second time and the top got to a much darker brown color.
    Good recipe, but baking time was way off for me.

  11. Luisa mandras says

    I just made this tonight and it is absolutely delicious!!😋 For sure I’m making this again! And again!!! Thank you for sharing!

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