Pineapple Banana Quick Bread

This bread is packed with lots of flavors…pineapple…banana…carrots…raisins and nuts! It’s super moist and good for you too! Shh…don’t tell the kids though, because they will never know it!

Did you know that Pineapples are a good source of vitamin C and manganese? And that Del Monte’s Gold® Extra Sweet variety has up to four times more vitamin C than traditional varieties?

I knew pineapples tasted good, and were good for us, but I didn’t really know how many vitamins they were packed with. Watch for Del Monte’s Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple demonstration at a local Walmart near you.

This Pineapple Banana Quick Bread goes together in a snap and you don’t even need to get your mixer out. Let’s get started…

In a large bowl, melt the butter and whisk in the brown and white sugars, eggs and vanilla.

Next you will need to clean and grate a large carrot, mash the bananas and add them both to the bowl. And then add the yogurt. Then it’s time to cut the Del Monte Pineapple in very small pieces, it’s fine to add some juice too.

A little tip for the raisins, add them to a small bowl and toss with a pinch of flour, it will keep them from sinking when your bread is baked. Add the pineapple and nuts, too.

Sprinkle the mixture with the dry instant pudding. And mix it in.

Time to add the dry ingredients.

Stir it all together with a spatula. Be sure not to over beat the batter, it will make the bread tough, just fold gently until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients.

I like baking in the small foil pans. They make the perfect size for snacking, giving as gifts and even freezing.

Many years ago I thought it was really difficult to cut a pineapple. But after trying it, I discovered it’s not as hard as you think. Check out this quick video showing you how easy it is…

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Delicious, moist bread packed with flavor of pineapple, carrots, raisins, banana and nuts. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Adapted from Averie Cooks
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup sugar, granulated {white}
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small container {6 oz} vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup banana, mashed
  • ½ cup carrots, grated
  • ⅓ cup fresh pineapple, cut very small with some juice
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • 1 small box {3/4 oz} instant vanilla pudding, dry
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray 4 small foil pans. You can also use 1 baking pan, 9x5"
  2. In a large bowl, add melted butter, whisk in sugars, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add yogurt, pineapple, carrots, raisins, and nuts, stir just until combined
  4. Add dry pudding mix and stir slightly
  5. Add the dry ingredients and stir together. Don't over beat or the bread will be tough.
  6. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
Notes
This bread can also be made with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting. See Averie Cooks for the recipe.

Recipe from Averie Cooks

Comments

  1. Deb says:

    On the video it looks like the narrator cut off the core before saying “cut into bite size pieces” but did not state that. Also, to keep pineapple fresh in the fridge, squeeze the juice out of the rind into the container with the cut-up pineapple. It helps keep the pineapple fresh longer.

  2. Ami Allison says:

    OH MAMA!!! I must try this!!! Sounds amazing!!!!!! :)
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  3. Debbie says:

    Hi! This looks fabulous! One question: if you’re using the 9×5″ loaf pan, do you need to increase the baking time? Thanks!

  4. I’m glad you like my recipe! Thanks for trying it and glad you’re enjoying it. It’s one of my fave quick breads. I made it when I was at my other house and I will always remember the day I made it…it was about 95F in my kitchen that day :)
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  5. Karen says:

    This quick bread sounds so good I had to copy it. Thanks for a great recipe. My husband will love it.

  6. Cindy says:

    This sounds delicious. I’d like to try it, but would like to know what size little pans you used? Thanks.

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Cindy, the pans are foil and come in a 3 or 4 pack. I believe they are about 3 x 6 inches or so. You can find them at Walmart in the housewares aisle.

  7. blueeeyes says:

    concerning the flour, Is that all purpose ?

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