Pineapple Bread

Pineapple Bread

The Spruce / Loren Runion

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 65 mins
Cool Time: 40 mins
Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
330 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 259mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Quick breads are true to their name—they're quick and easy, perfect for any day of the week. This pineapple bread is no exception. Somewhere between a moist cake and a sweet bread, the loaf only takes a few simple ingredients to make.

This dense, moist, and tropical tasting pineapple bread is easy to make and even better the day after it is made. You'll have it mixed up in less than 20 minutes and your house will fill with delicious aromas as it bakes. If you love pineapple, this recipe is a must.

Pineapple bread is perfect for tea time, but can also be served as a sweet breakfast or brunch item or an afternoon snack. Take a loaf to a potluck or bake sale or wrap it up give it as a tasty gift. Top with a little custard sauce or caramel sauce and fresh pineapple and serve as a simple but delicious dessert.


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"This is a quick bread and it is just that. Easy to throw together and perfect for any time of day. It calls for canned pineapple, but it's also a great way to use up that leftover pineapple sitting in your fridge. The sweeter the pineapple the better, in my opinion." —Carrie Parente

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  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (canned, drained)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped and lightly toasted)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pineapple Bread ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.

    grease and flour loaf pan

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  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

    creamed butter and sugar in a bowl

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  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and blend well after each addition.

    eggs added to the creamed butter mixture

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  5. Stir in the pineapple.

    pineapple added to the egg and mutter mixture

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  6. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.

    flour, baking powder, and salt sifted into a bowl

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  7. Stir in the nuts.

    nuts added to the flour mixture in the bowl

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  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until moistened. Do not over mix.

    Pineapple Bread dough in a bowl

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  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

    pineapple bread dough in a pan

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  10. Bake for 50 to 65 minutes, or until risen, browned, and a toothpick comes out clean.

    baked Pineapple Bread in a pan

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  11. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan before turning out onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely before slicing, serving, and storing.

    Pineapple Bread on a wire cooling rack

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Recipe Variations

  • Replace half or all of the flour with white whole wheat flour.
  • Add a little spice with a pinch of nutmeg or cloves.
  • Add up to a teaspoon of vanilla or coconut extract for extra sweet flavor.
  • For a more dessert-like pineapple bread, top with a simple vanilla glaze, drizzle with a sweet and tart lemon glaze, or simply dust with powdered sugar.