When you think of Hawaii, what flavors come to mind? Most people will include pineapple and macadamia nuts in their answers. This delicious recipe creates a pineapple macadamia nut bread that combines these two ingredients perfectly. You’ll love how the sweetness from the pineapple complements the crunchy and delicious mac nuts.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3/4 c. sugar, plus 1 1 teaspoon
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2/3 c. whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 c. chopped pineapple, drained
- 3/4 c. “Nuts in the Nude” plain macadamia nuts from Hawaii’s Local Buzz, chopped roughly
- Combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a bowl, and sift it into a second bowl to make sure all lumps have been removed.
- In a second large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until the mixture is fluffy. This will give your bread a delicate texture.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter and sugar mixture, beating well after each egg is added.
- Pour half of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, and mix well.
- Add the milk and the vanilla to the main mixture, and beat well before beating in the remaining flour mixture.
- Fold the pineapple and nuts into the bread batter.
- Pour the mixture into a greased and floured standard bread pan.
- Bake it at 350° F for 45 – 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan by inverting it onto a cooling tray.
- Cool completely before slicing and serving.
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