HAWAIIAN BANANA BREAD

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20 min Prep
3 hr 30 min Total
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48 Servings

Enjoy this classic quick bread with a tropical, nutty twist!


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 eggs
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 jar (3 1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, chopped and toasted
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup flaked coconut
Preparation
  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 350°F . Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
  2. Stir together sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts and coconut. Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days. To Bake Mini-Loaves: Grease bottoms only of 10 miniature loaf pans, 4 1/2x2 3/4x1 1/4 inches. Divide batter among pans (about 1/2 cup each). Bake 30 to 35 minutes. 10 mini-loaves.
Tips
  • Hard to believe, but macadamia nuts were once grown only for decorative purposes. Luckily, someone discovered that these buttery, slightly sweet nuts are good to eat, too!
  • Ripe bananas make the most flavorful banana bread.