Best Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread

I threw this recipe together from various other recipes. I am new to baking, but this bread is the best I have made yet! It is absolutely delicious and I urge you to try it!

Original recipe makes 1 loaf


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups mashed bananas
2/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained
2/3 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
2 eggs, well beaten
4 teaspoons applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 teaspoon milk

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins


    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix flour, 1 1/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir mashed banana, canola oil, pineapple, flaked coconut, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and coconut extract into flour mixture until blended. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 70 to 80 minutes. Cool bread in the pan for 10 minutes; remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Mix butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, and milk together in a bowl. Spread on top of bread once it has been transferred to the wire rack.


Calories: 441 kcal
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Fat: 24.1 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 4.9 g
Sodium: 235 mg