Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Banana Bread for the Peeps

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.


  1. Woof! Woof! Mom LOVES Banana Bread n Bananaa are my favorite snack. Golden Thanks for your recipes ... mom for sure will keep this in mind. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. I cannot believe you lucky dogs get to eat this! (Neither can my Lappie his looking at me with those big sad eyes as if begging through the screen...) I saw the photograph in my blogger update bar and just had to come see the recipe! Thanks for posting,

  3. Okay now I'm going to have to get my banana bread out of the freezer that I saved from the last time I made it! This one from Hawaii sounds great! I love that last picture. How serene!

  4. Love the beach picture and am now very hungry!

  5. Mama goes nut free on the bread so we would be good.

  6. Gotta keep those peeps happy
    Benny & Lily

  7. I just love banana bread and I like the tropical add-ins that you did. I love Hawaii too!

    Seeing the photo gave me some daydreaming of walking on the beach with the poochies. I wonder what Tucker would think of ocean waves?

  8. yummy!! this sounds like a great take on the traditional banana nut bread. i love the macadamia swap for the walnuts. I just gotta be careful when i eat this, dont want to drop any!

  9. That Banana Bread sounds really good!! Yes, we have to be very careful with those macadamia nuts!!