On Saturday I posted a recipe for pooch friendly Banana Bread but people have to eat to and there where sill a lot of bananas. So I made some tropical banana bread for myself (and the hounds' dad of course). This bread is based on a recipe from the Kona Inn in Hawaii. So why I may never get to Hawaii, too much money for doggie hotels, I can at least enjoy the flavors of this banan bread. By the way if you are a dog owner interested in arm chair travel, like I am, the BBC documentary series Steven Fry's America is very good I am addicted and its available for instant viewing on netflix.
Tropical Banana Bread
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
3 mashed bananas
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped (I used roasted and salted)
Preheat oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with baking parchment paper.
Stir the flor and salt and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside. Beat the shortening and sugar in an electric mixer until fluffy, then beat in the bananas and eggs. Add the flour mixture and stir just until well blended, do not over mix. Fold in the nuts.
Bake one hour until a tester comes out clean. Serve with marmalade.
Note: Make sure you never give anything with Macadamia Nuts to Your Furry Friends, they are highly toxic to dogs.