Life doesn’t go as planned and Banana pineapple quick bread

by Joanne on November 21, 2015

As usual, I signed up to run not one but two fall marathons.  Marine Corp Marathon was an emotional experience with not one of my better finish times. A week before my next marathon, Space Coast in Florida, I’m feeling grumpy, burned out and not in a good place to run a marathon.

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and our plans to enjoy the holiday and the race with family have changed so many times because of Luke, now 19 weeks old, because I don’t want to go, and because of another health issue of which we will find out more on Monday.  Vacation cut short, flights cancelled and now we are down to a  tentative road trip with two dogs in the car.  Sounds like fun right? Yeah, right.

As of now, I will be reluctantly running my 20th marathon next Sunday.

When feeling down, eat Banana Bread. Doesn’t everyone?!!!

“Will this work?  I’m not sure but I have four over ripe bananas, a can of crushed pineapple and just a little extra time so why not give it a try?”

A really quick bread that resulted in a super moist and oh so tasty dessert.

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Banana Pineapple Quick Bread – Makes 2 large loaves

  • 2 cups mashed over ripe bananas (about 4)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drain really well
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup dried cranberries (50% reduced sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray two large loaf pans with non stick baking spray.

In a medium bowl, add the mashed bananas and eggs.  Mix well. Add the oil, vanilla, and sugar and mix well.  Stir in the pineapple.

In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients except for the cranberries.  Add to the banana mix and just stir to combine. Stir in the cranberries.

Pour batter into two large loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

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*Can make up a simple syrup to drizzle over the top for extra moisture.

 

Life doesn’t go as planned and Banana pineapple quick bread
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • •2 cups mashed over ripe bananas (about 4)
  • •3 large eggs
  • •1 cup canola oil
  • •2 tsp vanilla extract
  • •2 cups sugar
  • •1 can crushed pineapple, drain really well
  • •3 cups flour
  • •2 tsp baking powder
  • •1/2 tsp baking soda
  • •1 tsp salt
  • •1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • •3/4 to 1 cup dried cranberries (50% reduced sugar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and spray two large loaf pans with non stick baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the mashed bananas and eggs. Mix well. Add the oil, vanilla, and sugar and mix well. Stir in the pineapple.
  3. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients except for the cranberries. Add to the banana mix and just stir to combine. Stir in the cranberries.
  4. Pour batter into two large loaf pans and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Joanne

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2 Comments

  • At 2015.11.22 16:53, Mary said:

    I hope your trip will be successfully pulled together at the last minute- like the banana bread- and turn out to be a satisfying experience. I hope everything turns out well with your health concerns, and with your doggies– hope they behave in the car. At least they are not little kids!
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    • At 2015.11.28 08:40, Peggy said:

      So sorry about your plans not working out! But you are right. Who doesnt love banana bread! Looks delicious. I hope you had a nice holiday!

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