Thursday, September 5, 2013

Grandma's Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple Banana Muffins with Coconut and Walnuts

When there are lots of really ripe bananas that need to be used, what do you make?

Here at Saltbush Flats we make Grandma's Pineapple Banana Bread. YUM!

Grandma makes this most amazing bread every Christmas and shares it with others along with her homemade cookies and fudge.  

Grandmas Pineapple Banana Bread

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained (half 20 ounce can)
2 cups mashed banana, 4-5 bananas

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a very large bowl.
In another large bowl mix eggs, oil, and vanilla very well.  Add pineapple and banana.  Blend.
Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and mix until just blended.
Grease 13"x9" baking pan.  Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 degrees about 60 minutes.
Cool completely.
Slice into 5 "loaves" 2 1/2" x 9".  Wrap loaves very well with plastic wrap and freeze any loaves not planning to eat right away.
This bread freezes beautifully.  

This recipe also make 2 5"x9" loaves or 36 muffins.

Rancher Roy and Colt in the City love coconut.  Anytime I can add coconut to a recipe they are happy.  

Coconut Nut Variation

Add 2/3 cup coconut and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the wet ingredients before mixing into the dry ingredients.

This recipe makes a lot, much more than Rancher Roy and I can eat.  The solution?  Freeze the batter in muffin cups.  Now when Rancher Roy and I want Grandma's Pineapple Banana Muffins, all we have to do is take a few out of the freezer and bake them up warm and fresh.  

Flash Freeze batter in Lined Muffin Tins

Once Frozen, Place in Freezer Bags.

Bake frozen muffins about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Enjoy fresh baked muffins anytime.  

Grandma is actually my own mama.  But since Colt in the City was born, she has been called Grandma.  How many of you refer to your mother as "Grandma" after your children are born?

1 comment:

  1. Huh, I never thought to put the batter in muffin cups to freeze. I always just make all the muffins and then freeze them. You are full of all kinds of good ideas!!!!!