Tropical Banana Bread

29 Jul

The produce that comes into the food bank on Saturdays is a great time to snag some really ripe bananas.  Great for smoothies or banana bread.  This is a combination of several recipes that I tweaked until one worked for us.  It is only slightly sweet.  Some people might like to use a little cinnamon or some vanilla.  I prefer to leave those stronger flavors out to let more of the banana and pineapple flavor shine through.

Tropical Banana Bread

3 cups flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup applesauce

1 8oz can crushed pineapple

5 mashed bananas

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray two bread pans with non-stick spray.  Stir together flour, salt and soda in a medium bowl and set aside.  Combine remaining ingredients and mix very well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.  Pour into prepared pans.  Bake for 45-60 minutes.  Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely.


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