Today is National Banana Bread Day! If you are like our family, you always have ripened bananas sitting on your counter. We have made countless banana breads and muffins with these too ripe to eat bananas. I saw this recipe and thought it was different with the addition of the pineapple. The pineapple helped moisten the bread and added an additional sweetness. The kids enjoyed this bread for breakfast with some yogurt and fruit.
Pineapple Banana Bread
Recipe adapted from Jam Hands which sourced the recipe from Taste of Home.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease 8x 4 inch loaf pan.
2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the banana and pineapple. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar mixture until just combined.
3. Pour into the loaf pan and bake at for 65-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clear.
4. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
While I do not make yeast breads (I leave that for my husband!), I am all about baking quick breads and muffins. The kids love all kinds of homemade baked goods and I knew this bread would be a hit. The apple and cheddar make this a savory bread with just a hint of sweet. Perfect for fall, this is a great way to use some of the apples from apple picking. This apple cheddar bread was delicious warm, right out of the oven. Leftovers were great slightly toasted as well.
Apple Cheddar Quick Bread
Recipe very slightly adapted from Simply Stacie
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups shredded Aged white cheddar cheese
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cups sugar
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheddar.
3. In another bowl beat the butter until creamy. Add in sugar and eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Stir in the diced and grated apple.
4. Spread batter into the greased loaf pan and sprinkle with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then place on wire rack to cool completely.