Since I was little, I have fond memories of my mom and dad making banana bread during every holiday season. My parents would tag team the process with my dad mashing the bananas and flouring all the pans and my mom mixing all the ingredients together. They would bake batches and batches of this delicious recipe and give to friends and family members as part of their holiday gifts.
This special banana bread was a treat that I would wait for all year. This recipe has a deep amount of sweetness, moistness, and flavor brought out by the banana and the unique ingredient of crushed pineapple. It wasn't until later that I realized that this recipe was actually given to my mom by my grandmother, who also used to make this recipe for her family and friends.
Please enjoy this recipe passed down from my grandmother. Also, you can follow along with this video: Grandma's Big Island Banana Bread Recipe
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Banana Bread/Muffin Ingredients
2 C. sugar (I only use 1 1/2 C.)
1 C. Oil
2 C. bananas (5-6 mashed bananas)
3 C. sifted flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
Beat eggs until foamy.
Add wet ingredients:
Oil, sugar, bananas, crushed pineapple, vanilla, and stir.
Then add all the dry ingredients:
Flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
Butter and flour bread or muffin pans:
Pour into bread loaf pans or muffin pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour (if put into bread pans) and/or 20-25 min if you are making muffins.
Cool for 10 min before removing from the pan.
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