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Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

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"This is a recipe that I put together, out of several different ones. It's very easy and very good."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 9x5 inch loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, sugar and cinnamon. Add the walnuts, eggs, oil, banana, pineapple, vanilla, coconut and cherries; stir just until blended. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2007

EVERYONE loved this!! From my picky husband and 4 year old son, to all my guests on Easter day. Have made it twice in the last week! Using advice from another reviewer, I didn't change a thing the first time and it was perfect. The second time, I tried it without the coconut. It is much better with the coconut IMHO! Also, 2 cups of bananas is 4 average-size bananas. This should help so you're not having to measure your bananas after they're mashed. I usually have a hard time not making my own little changes to a recipe...which is why I tried to change it the second time. Don't change a thing! This recipe is going to be my Christmas neighbor-gifts for next year! Very colorful and easy to make. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! P.S. Added on 8/24/07, I have now made this recipe MANY times and here are a few more helpful tips (hopefully). First, this recipe will fill three of the aluminum loaf pans that you can purchase for gift giving. Also, the last time I made this I added ALOT of pineapple. That is a big mistake! It makes the bread too gooey, so if you experiment, this is not the ingredient to increase. And one last thing. At least when I bake this, it takes around 55 minutes to be done, at least. My oven is right on, temperature wise, too. ENJOY!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2011

Just not what we expected--the maraschino cherries overpowered everything, the coconut was not a good addition.

Sep 22, 2006

OMG, OMG, OMG! This is SO good! I've eaten almost a whole loaf myself! Gave hubby one piece, gave Daughter #1 a BITE, and I've eaten 2/3 of the first loaf all by my loansome! So glad the recipe makes 2 loaves. I didn't have any cherries so those were left out, and I did a cup of crushed-up macadamias in lieu of the nuts listed. Only had enough ugly bananas for 1-1/2 cups, and did the 1/2-and-1/2 on the white and brown sugar combo suggested by previous cooks. Baked in 2 glass loaf pans for about 50 minutes. When I checked on them they passed the toothpick test so I pulled them out. Upon slicing while still hot the middle was still kinda gooey and the top sank shortly after coming out of the oven. I don't care! It's too good. Next time will add more coconut and pineapple. Oh, the only pineapple I had was the dehydrated stuff from Sam's so I chopped up that until it filled 1 cup. Will do maybe 1-1/2 cups of pineapple next time. I'm not making regular banana bread anymore, this is too dang good!

Apr 11, 2003

I made this twice, the first time I put in,oops, 16 oz. of pineapple and needed to bake it for an extra 10 minutes. The second time I followed the recipe. Both turned out great tasting and moist. I stored it in the fridge, I think it was even better the next day.

Sep 07, 2007

Absolutely wonderful!!! I have been looking for a good recipe for this EXACT kind of bread! I didn't have any cherries, so those obviously got left out. Next time I'll be prepared. I made this in 5 mini loaf pans instead, and decreased the time to 55-60 min. Just be sure to check the center as usual. I also made a oatmeal, sugar, cinnamon struesel for the top, and it turned out sooooo yummmmmmmy!!! Thanks again for this wonderful recipe that I will be using MANY times to come. I'll be sure to share it with my Mommy/Toddler Playgroup too! PS. 2 Cups bananas = 4 reg. size bananas

Dec 04, 2003

I truly hope more people will try this absolutely Wun-der-ful banana bread! I made 6 mini loaves to give as 'gifts'. The only change I made was that I toasted my walnuts first and then I put my coconut in my chopper to make it finer. I too think you could probably cut back 1/3 or even 1/2 a cup on the sugar and it would still be great. My husband really did enjoy this one.

Apr 11, 2003

Surprisingly good. Didn't think the coconut and banana would be good together. I omitted the cherries and walnuts.

Dec 25, 2003

What can I say about this bread! It is absolutely fabulous! Very moist with excellent flavor. I made muffins out of it, but I think it would make an excellent frosted cake as well. The cherries add a festive touch. Will definately make again


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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