Recipe: Tropical Banana Bread

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Paula Iniguez from Housewives of Riverton puts a unique spin on banana bread. For more great ideas from the Housewives of Riverton, click here.

Tropical Banana Bread


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Reduce mixer speed to low and stir in crushed pineapple, bananas, and coconut flakes. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Divide into two greased 8 x 4 loaf pans. Bake for 65-70 minutes until done. Cool in pan for 5-10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack. Top with glaze and toasted coconut flakes.

Tropical Glaze Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar


Whisk together until smooth, spoon over cooled bread, top with toasted coconut flakes. For thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar. For thinner glaze, add less powdered sugar.

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