Recipe Review...."Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread" from Southern Living

My Mom used to make the most amazing Banana Nut Bread.  Moist and yummy.  Sadly I do not have her recipe.  Over the years I have tried to find one that was equal but have not been 100% successful.  I did find a close second though.  Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread from Southern Living.  I will not give it a 10 on my cooking scale but we have made it a lot and it never goes to waste so I will give it an 8.5/10 on my scale.  Its very good:-)
I gathered my ingredients.....

3 cups all-purpose flour3 eggs, beaten
3/4 teaspoon salt1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon baking soda2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups sugar8 ounce can pineapple, crushed and drained
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

  1. Combine first five ingredients; stir in nuts.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Spoon batter into two greased and floured 8 1/2 x 41/2 x 3 loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.

No I did not put wine in the bread, but the bottles looked nice in the pic:-) 

Wet and dry ingredients... 

Very pretty! 
If you like bananas and nuts I suggest you give this easy bread recipe a try.
Happy Cooking Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)


  1. Kathiey, Thanks for posting this. I am visiting my daughter and didn't bring this receipe with me. I cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and it's not so sweet and we really like it better. I'm going to be baking it today since I was able to find it on your blog. Thanks again.

    1. ha! my granmothers recipe is very close from this and from southern living 1979! It is our def FAVORITE!!
      I misplaced it though. Thanks for posting. God Bless!!

  2. I have been using this recipe for a 30 years and have passed it on to so many people. This recipe is right from the book, but I made a few changes.
    I use a 3/4 cup oil instead of a cup, and increased the pineapple to a 20 oz can, drained well. It won't be so oily and heavy, and the extra pineapple doesn't make a difference. Besides, the larger cans are always on sale. I add the extra juice to a Jello recipe or to my orange juice container. I haven't come across any better tasting bread. This is 10!!!!


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