Looking to change up your banana bread? Happen to have a half a can of crushed pineapple hanging about leftover from other recipe development? I have the perfect solution for you – banana bread with a tropical twist!
Banana, coconut and pineapple… bread – really?
Yep, those flavours don’t just go together well in a cocktail! In particular in this banana bread, they go well together because the pineapple gives the bread a bit of moisture which is perfect for the thirsty buckwheat flour which can handle it. And yes, buckwheat – this bread is naturally gluten-free! Like my very popular double chocolate banana bread, this uses buckwheat flour which, despite its name, is a gluten-free flour that works really well in baked goods like quick breads and muffins.
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This is an easy recipe – basically one bowl and comes together very quickly. Don’t be alarmed at the batter when it’s going into the loaf pan though – it’s *quite* dense – you might think it’s not going to work at all – it looks and feels like it’s going to be a very heavy loaf – one of *those* gluten free baked goods…
The good news is that this loaf bakes up beautifully – “fluffy’ is a word used to describe it by many of my eager testers/ tasters. Check it out – it rises well whilst still being what I would call a “substantial” breakfast bread.
The chunks of pineapple are a lovely surprise (at first glance, it looks just like a regular banana bread) and the coconut provides a nice texture. The banana, pineapple and vegetable oil make for a moist loaf and the no-added sugar means that this *feels* healthy, not just like a cupcake-labelled-muffin which some breakfast baked goods tend to be! This feels like it’s full of healthy stuff with *just enough* sweetness.
Store this loaf at room temperature, well wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminium foil for 3-4 days. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Store this loaf at room temperature, well wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminium foil for 3-4 days.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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