Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe

Last updated on February 8th, 2019 at 08:17 pm

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Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe

Pineapple banana bread is a fun new twist off of the regular old banana bread! Seriously, you won’t look at another recipe the same after you have tried this! Every bite of pineapple mixed with the deliciously moist banana bread will have you craving more and more.

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Can’t you just see yourself with a thick slice of this banana and pineapple bread? It’s perfect for a late night dessert, or a fruity breakfast meal!

So…are you ready to try this delicious banana and pineapple bread? I thought so! Read on for the recipe. πŸ™‚

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Sliced Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple banana bread


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1/2 cup salted butter (melted)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

4 bananas (brown preferably as they are sweeter)

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup chopped pineapples or pineapple tidbits (drained)



Before you start making the pineapple banana bread, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Then, I like to peel the bananas and put them into my mixing bowl.

Using a whisk attachment on your Kitchenaid mixer, mash the bananas for a couple of minutes. Another tip to note: use bananas that are nice and ripe/turning brown. As they turn brown, they taste sweeter.

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Bananas mashed with a whisk attachment

Next, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl just until melted. Then, pour that liquid gold into the mixing bowl with the mashed bananas!

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Melted butter

Next, you will add in both of the sugars and the eggs. Then, mix for about a minute until smooth.

From their you will add the vanilla and baking soda and mix until fully incorporated.

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The next step to making the pineapple banana bread is to add the flour. I like to mix in 1/2 cup at a time.

Make sure to scrape the edges and all around the bowl with a rubber spatula so that there is no flour left behind!

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After all the flour is is mixed, you will add the pineapple chunks. I used some canned pineapple slices and cut them into small pieces, using about half of the can.

You could also use pineapple tidbits (so no cutting needed) or even some fresh pineapple for a stronger pineapple taste!

One important thing to note is to drain the pineapples, as you won’t need the juice, just the pineapples.

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Then, you will stir the chopped pineapple into the banana bread batter with a rubber spatula. I don’t like using the whisk attachment for this because it breaks the pineapples up too much.

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Adding the pineapples to the banana bread batter

Next, you will pour the pineapple banana bread batter into a greased loaf pan. I used the ceramic coated loaf pan that can be found here on Amazon.

Then, bake the pineapple banana bread for 55-60 minutes, rotating about halfway into the cooking time. I also put a pan under the loaf pan to prevent any messes.

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Let the pineapple banana bread cool for at least 20 minutes. It’s easier said than done because it smells so good when you pull it out of the oven.

Then, enjoy! Also, make sure to wrap up and refrigerate the leftovers, if there are any. πŸ˜‰

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Thank you for reading my pineapple banana bread recipe! Please comment below and let me know what you think. Also, don’t forget to share and pin this recipe so you can make it too! If you enjoyed this, I have another banana bread recipe for you to try too: chocolate chip banana bread. It will easily make your love of banana bread double if not quadruple in size!

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4.44 from 30 votes

Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe

This banana and pineapple bread is the perfect snack, breakfast, or even a light dessert! It's easy to make, but oh-so-tasty. 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana pineapple bread, pineapple banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 Loaf



  • 1/2 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bananas brown preferably as they are sweeter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pineapples or pineapple tidbits drained



  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, peel the bananas and put them into your mixing bowl.
  2. Using the whisk attachment, run this for about a minute until the bananas are niced and mashed up.
  3. Then, place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 10-20 seconds until melted. Add this to your mashed bananas in your mixing bowl.
  4. Next, add both the brown sugar, the granulated sugar, and the eggs and mix until smooth for about a minute. Add your vanilla and baking soda next and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Finally, you will add the flour 1/2 cup at a time, making sure to mix well between each addition. The last step is to add the drained pineapples to the batter and stir until they are evenly distributed.

  6. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan or ceramic non-stick loaf pan and cook for 55-60 minutes. Rotate half-way through the cooking time.

68 comments on “Pineapple Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Oh yum, we love a good banana bread. I have not tried adding pineapple, this will be a delicious twist on a much loved treat, thanks! Pinned this to make it sometime soon, we always seem to have bananas that have gone to brown to eat, we pop them in the freezer to use for baking.

    • Thank you, Lisa! With my family we either go through bananas in a day, or they go brown before we can eat them. There really is no happy medium. It is a great idea to freeze the bananas that have already gone brown because sometimes time is not on our side.

  2. Yummm! I wondered if this was a thing. Pineapple in your banana bread. So excited that it is! Best of all worlds. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I know the kiddos would be excited too ❀️

    • I know what you mean. Cake in general is rather rich in sweetness, so a little can go a long way! That is where banana bread is better because it is just sweet enough but you can still eat it whenever.

  3. So easy peasy and it’s got my favorite word “bread”. I’m a big bread, carb eater so I’m definetly excited about trying this out!

  4. My age is showing. This is the same recipe that was found in 1979 Southern Living. Exchange butter for oil and off you go. It is so good that our Jack Russell pup stood on a chair to get bites from a still warm loaf.

    • Aww sounds like your pup has good taste! I had no idea my recipe was just about the same as one in Southern Living. I simply experiment until I find the right results. It’s definitely a fun hobby of mine. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Cathy,

      I am so sorry that the website was not showing the printable version. I have fixed the issue for this particular recipe, but still need to do this for my other recipes. I greatly appreciate you bringing this to my attention and I hope it did not cause you any inconvenience.

      Also, I have emailed you the printable version to the email address you provided when you commented. Hope you have a great rest of your day and again I am sorry this happened.

  5. Thank you greatly! I’m looking forward to making it soon.

    Sorry, so late with my reply, I’d been out of town for few days and not able to keep up with emails, so I’m still playing catch up!

    • Thank you for pointing that out Steve! I updated the recipe with a recipe plugin and must have forgotten to put the eggs into the plugin for the printable version. I appreciate your attention to detail. It has been corrected!

  6. Awesome idea to add pineapple you your banana bread recipe. I have been collecting half eaten banana that my kiddos keep not finishing and freezing them. I probably have enough for 5 loaves of your yummy pineapple banana bread. I look forward to trying it out. Thanks so much for the recipe. ❀️

  7. I love the idea of adding pineapple to banana bread… sounds so delicious! Have you ever also added coconut? I imagine it would be delicious. Can not wait to try this recipe!

  8. Hi!I made this just now!I’m in south Africa! It’s cooling!can’t wait to try in the morning with my coffee.thanks for the recipe!

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    I’ve had banana bread but this is the first time I’ve ever eaten it with pineapples giving it a real Hawaiian taste. I made a double batch and put it in a 4” x 13” loaf pan for an extra large loaf. πŸ‘

  10. I ran across this recipe in Pintrest, and had to let you know that I can’t wait to try it! After the recipe, you linked your chocolate chip banana recipe. This got me to wondering, why not add the chocolate chips to this recipe? I am going to try it. I do have one concern. I worry that it will be so good, that it will disappear so quickly, that I will have to make another one right away! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • That sounds like an amazing idea Cynthia! I like the way you think. πŸ™‚ Definitely going to try this out!! White chocolate chips might also be a delicious addition to this pineapple banana bread.

  11. Thanks for the recipe Joanna. I added half cup walnuts and half cup craisins. I also used a bundt cake pan. In the oven now. I can’t wait to try it.

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