Pineapple Walnut Bread


Dry Ingredients
All-purpose flour–2 ½ cups
Bran–1 cup (substitute: fine ground oats)
Baking powder–1 T
Baking soda –1 tsp.
Salt – 1 tsp.
Walnuts, toasted – ¼ cup
Sugar – 4 T (optional, the traditional recipe does not use sugar but I added just 4 T to bring out the flavor of the pineapple)

Wet Ingredients
Eggs – 2
Crushed pineapple –1 cup (used with juice)
Melted butter – ¼ cup (optional, traditional recipe does not use butter but I added it as the batter was too dry without)
Vanilla –1tsp.

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. Grease a bread pan and set aside.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients including sugar, if using, and mix together.
  4. Beat the eggs in another bowl.
  5. Add the crushed pineapple and vanilla to the eggs.
  6. Mix in the melted butter, if using.
  7. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry.
  8. Pour the batter into the pan.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or so until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Serve warm with butter. (The flavor intensifies the day after so leftovers are even better!)


Notes and Instructions

Recipe and photo credit: Vinola Munyon