Pineapple Nut Bread With Cinnamon

Pineapple Nut Bread
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
319 Calories
19g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 319
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 5g
Calcium 124mg 10%
*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.)

This is a wonderful pineapple quick bread that's moist and flavorful. Cool it completely and keep the bread chilled for easier slicing. 

This pineapple bread will quickly become a family favorite. It's versatile, too; add chopped walnuts to the batter or make it with chopped pecans. Either one works well. Or make it with some chopped macadamia nuts and coconut to give it Hawaiian flavor

Brush the bread with 1 tablespoon of melted butter as soon as it comes out of the oven.


  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (8 to 9 ounces) pineapple (crushed and undrained)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 1/4 cups (10 1/4 ounces​) all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (granulated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts (finely chopped)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon melted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Generously grease and flour a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan.

  3. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the brown sugar and butter; add eggs and beat just until blended. Stir in the undrained pineapple, vanilla, and 1 cup chopped nuts.

  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt; stir to blend the dry ingredients thoroughly.

  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the pineapple mixture just until blended. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter.

  6. Bake the pineapple bread in the preheated oven for about 50 to 60 minutes.

  7. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.

  8. If desired, brush the bread with the melted butter as soon as it comes out of the oven.

  9. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Chilling makes this bread easier to slice.