Grandmama’s Hawaiian Nut Bread

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Get a taste of Hawaii with Grandmama’s Hawaiian nut bread! Packed with pineapple sweetness, coconut hints, and nutty textures, it’s a tropical delight perfect for breakfast or a snack that brings the aloha spirit to your table! Thanks to Amanda Dobbs for sending in this recipe! 

hawaiian nut bread

Get ready to taste a slice of Hawaiian paradise with this irresistible Hawaiian nut bread recipe! Packed with the sunny flavors of the islands, this bread combines the nuttiness of your favorite nuts with the sweetness of pineapple and a hint of coconut. Baked to perfection, it’s like a mini-vacation in every bite. Whether you’re starting your day with a slice or treating yourself to a midday snack, this Hawaiian nut bread is guaranteed to bring a taste of aloha to your kitchen!

You’ll love how easy this recipe is to make, and what fun flavors this brings to any table. Serve it warmed slightly with some butter on top and you’ve got a slice of paradise on your plate! 

What You’ll Need to Make Grandmama’s Hawaiian Nut Bread:

ingredients for hawaiian nut bread

Dry Ingredients:

  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • pecans (chopped)
  • shredded coconut

Wet Ingredients:

  • eggs
  • bananas (mashed)
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • vanilla
  • coconut extract
  • crushed pineapple

How to Make Grandmama’s Hawaiian Nut Bread:

in a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.

mix together wet ingredients

In a separate large bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry

Add the combined wet ingredients to the mixed dry ingredients…

mix together wet and dry ingredients

…and stir together the wet and dry ingredients with a spatula until just combined.

prepare bread pans

Prepare 2 bread pans with a piece of parchment paper to lift the loaf out and nonstick spray.

pour battre into prepared pans

Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Top with more chopped pecans if you want!

bake bread

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loafs cool in the pans for 10 minutes.

use parchment paper to remove and place on cooling rack

Use the parchment paper to lift the loaf from the pan and place the loaf on a cooling rack. Continue to cool completely.

slice grandmama's hawaiian nut bread

Slice the bread once cooled…

grandmama's hawaiian nut bread

And serve with butter on top! Enjoy this slice of paradise!


grandmama's hawaiian nut bread

Grandmama's Hawaiian Nut Bread

It's very easy and very good recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread
Servings: 4
Calories: 234kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teapoon salt
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 whisked eggs
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tsp coconut extract to taste
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple drained


  • In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  • In separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
  • Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir with a spatula just until moistened.
  • Pour into 2 greased and floured 5x9 inch loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan to the wire rack and cool completely. Makes 2 loaves.


Calories: 234kcal
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  1. I made this Banana nut bread recipe for years,without the coconut.Also made the hummingbird cake .I realized they were the same on one Christmas cooking binge and I made both that was a duh moment. Lol still. The recipe I used came from an Arkansas home extension cookbook.I love to give the bread at the holidays.

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