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Grandma's Perfect Pineapple Quick Bread

Grandma's Sunshine Pineapple Quick Bread (Highlights the tropical pineapple flavor)

Grandma's Perfect Pineapple Quick Bread

This Pineapple Quick Bread isn't just a recipe; it's a sweet escape into cherished memories. Every slice transports you to a sun-drenched kitchen, filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread and the comforting sounds of laughter. Imagine spending quality time with your grandmother, her warm guidance as you create this delightful loaf together.

A Legacy of Love Baked In:

This recipe goes beyond its delicious outcome. It's a testament to the enduring bond between grandparent and grandchild, a reminder of simple yet profound moments spent together. Perfected over time, it's a way to keep the memory of those cherished times alive with every delightful bite.

A Symphony of Textures and Flavors:

This quick bread is a textural and flavor explosion in every mouthful. Succulent pineapple chunks burst with juicy sweetness, while crunchy pecans add a satisfying contrast. The enveloping soft bread is unbelievably moist, creating a delightful harmony of textures.

Ready to Bake Up Some Memories? Here's What You'll Need:Ingredients:

  • Dry Ingredients:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour: Provides the structure for the loaf.
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder: Helps the bread rise for a light and fluffy crumb.
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda: Reacts with the acidity in buttermilk or yogurt, contributing to lift.
    • ½ teaspoon salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor.
    • (Optional) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg: Adds a touch of warm spice for an extra flavor dimension.
  • Wet Ingredients:
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened: Creates a rich and flavorful base.
    • 1 cup granulated sugar: Sweetens the bread without overpowering the pineapple flavor.
    • 2 large eggs: Binds the ingredients together and adds moisture.
    • 1 cup crushed pineapple (with juice): The star of the show! Adds bursts of tropical sweetness and moisture.
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Rounds out the flavor profile with a touch of vanilla warmth.
    • ½ cup chopped pecans: Provides delightful textural contrast with their satisfying crunch.


  1. Prepare to Bake: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lightly grease or line a 9x5 inch loaf pan. This ensures easy removal of the baked bread and prevents sticking.
  2. Whisk the Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and optional spices.
  3. Cream the Butter and Sugar: In a separate, larger bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This step incorporates air into the batter for a light and airy crumb.
  4. Incorporate the Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next. Then, stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the Tropical Delight: Gently fold in the crushed pineapple (with its juice) and the chopped pecans, taking care not to overmix. Overmixing can lead to a tough loaf.
  6. Combine Wet and Dry Batter: Gradually add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  7. Bake to Golden Perfection: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Slice: Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve and Savor the Memories: Slice a piece of this Pineapple Quick Bread, grab a warm beverage, and let each delightful bite transport you back to those cherished moments with loved ones. Happy baking!