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Coffs for Kids tested: Pineapple Banana Bread


bananapineapplebreadAnnoyingly, my kids disagree on liking most foods. It’s especially annoying when it comes to baking! The one thing they agree upon is banana items: banana muffins, banana bread, banana cake. So when I came across this recipe I thought it was worth a try for two reasons: 1. Because both boys love pineapple and as strange as it sounds putting it into a banana bread, I thought it was worth a try. And 2. after being encouraged by Emma from Essential Health to use coconut oil (good for all the family) I liked the coconut oil as an ingredient in this recipe.

I found the recipe here – I adapted it a little to decrease the amount of sugar and swap flour for wholemeal spelt flour. This recipe makes two loaves – I was going to half it but decided not to. I’m glad I made both because we ate a whole one in one afternoon!

2 large eggs
1/2 cup coconut oil (you can use canola or vegetable oil or melted butter instead)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1T vanilla
2 cups spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch salt
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup canned pineapple, diced (make sure you drain it very well) – frozen fruit such as berries or mango can be used instead.


1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease & flour two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans.

2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut oil, yogurt, sugars and vanilla.

3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Stir to the wet into the dry but be careful not to over-mix. Stir in mashed bananas and pineapple.

4. Pour into pans and bake for 45 minutes (mine took a lot less) or until top is golden and cake tester comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. This bread can be frozen for up to 3mths.


Now I have to say this banana loaf was really yummy. I didn’t think I would like the pineapple but it works really well. There is no strong taste of coconut oil it turned out really light and moist. DEFINATELY a keeper! My boys had 3 slices each and would’ve kept eating it if I had’ve let them!


Categories : Recipes


  1. Thanks for trying my recipe! So glad you didn’t have it and you and your boys loved it!

  2. Alison says:

    Oh wow, thanks for your coment Averie 🙂 🙂

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