How to Make Banana Bread into a Piña Colada Cake

by Pamela

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In this day of Tweets, pins and e-mails things move at a rapid fire pace. There aren’t too many “old fashioned” things that people still do….or are there? I think making and eating banana bread is still one of those few “old timey” things that people still enjoy doing. It only takes about 10 minutes to mix up an easy banana bread recipe and it uses up some less than pretty fruit that might otherwise go to waste. So in the time it takes you to go through your e-mail, you can have a tasty treat as a reward for cleaning out those e-mails that have been cluttering up your in box.

I think I learned how to make banana bread when I was a little kid. In fact, it was probably one of the very first things I learned how to make. It is one of those things that you can mostly make, by yourself, when you’re little….measure, mash, dump and stir is all the more difficult it gets until it’s time to toss it into the oven. And when that banana bread comes out of the oven, you feel such a sense of accomplishment. Even today, I find myself making banana bread when I’ve had some major cooking disasters so I feel like I’ve accomplished something in the kitchen beyond creating an epic mess.

I’ve got a couple of banana bread recipes on here that I love. I’ve got the super loaded one (with chocolate and banana chips) that I make for my mother in law and I’ve got my basic, easy banana bread recipe, that’s the springboard recipe for any and all versions that I make.

Today’s recipe takes the humble banana bread recipe to new heights. I can’t even call this bread. The addition of pineapple and macadamia nuts in the batter and the coconut and macadamia nut topping combined with a rum glaze takes the humble banana bread into the world of cake. Piña colada cake, to be more exact.

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Sure, the piña colada is a pretty tasty cocktail but why leave that delicious combination of pineapple, coconut and rum confined to a glass? This piña colada cake is something you can eat as a snack or for a delicious breakfast. Soaking this piña colada cake in a little mixture of egg and milk, turning it into french toast (with a little coconut syrup), could turn brunch into decadent treat you’ll want to make again and again.

So what are you waiting for? This is still an easy banana bread recipe. Turning it into a piña colada cake is just another easy step. Don’t tell anyone how easy it is to make. They’ll never believe you anyway.

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Alex @ Intoxicology101 June 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

When I’m 20 LB’s heavier by end of summer, I’m blaming you personally. :) This looks AMAZING

Pamela June 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Thanks Alex,
We can be the McFattypants sisters. :)

Stephanie June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

My mom use to bake banana bread as I was growing up and I love basic banana bread! Thanks for the new updated Pina Colada Bread. =)

Pamela June 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

This is just a quick, and delicious update on the classic.

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