Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Baking Experiment : Pineapple Banana Bread


It must be the scientist in me (loved my 1st Chemistry Set and microscope), so I can't help tweaking recipes even when they are already great. Once again I took my mom's banana bread recipe (think I posted it before but write to me if you want it) and altered it.  Usually, I just substitute the sugar with Splenda Blend and add nuts/bittersweet chocolate but I found some dried pineapple rings in my refrigerator (where dried fruit stays good....indefinitely?) so I thought, "Why not?".  First I soaked the dried chopped pineapple in some warm water for a few minutes so it would be moister. After mixing the batter I added in the pineapple and popped it into a cold oven before turning up the heat.  Notice the pretty silicon mini loaf pans (from Japan but seen in kitchen shops); they work really well (no oiling necessary) and clean up is a breeze.

Here is a look at the yummy result of my 'experiment'.  It has a nice sweet, tart taste and might be nice with macadamia nuts sprinkled on top for even more 'local' taste.  How about soaking the pineapple in rum first to give it a Banana Foster flavor? Ah, next experiment.........

9 comments:

Annette Allen said...

yummy.. looks good..

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You are so multi-talented. Your Pineapple Banana Bread looks so moist and yummy. Making me hungry.

Creations by Shirl said...

Yummy, love making them...
I've never had it with pineapple, but tried it with banana/chocolate chips, banana/Mandarin oranges(yummy),banana/raisin/macnuts(delish) and banana/fruit cocktail.. Be sure the can fruits are drained completely though....

Leanne said...

Looks delicious!!

yyam said...

Okay. I already love banana bread. Bet it's even nicer with the pineapple! Yum!

kelley peters said...

Can I use canned or fresh pineapple

kelley peters said...

Is Canned pineapple or fresh an option
also pls re post the banana bread receipe I would like to see what yours looks like....and mac nuts a great add

Anonymous said...

Would like to have your banana bread recipe with the dried pineapple slices!

Anonymous said...

I would like your banana bread recipe, too, please!