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Curried Pineapple Banana Bread (Siamese Loaf)

Curried Pineapple Banana Bread (Siamese Loaf)


I have experimented with adding curry to quick breads in the past and really enjoyed the results in the form of this curried chocolate chip banana bread and this curried mango bread. The curry adds an amazing aroma and flavour and a nice touch of warmth to the quick breads. A while ago I came across this recipe for a Thai pineapple curry banana bread with coconut on Clever Monkey Studio and I knew immediately that I would have to try it. Recently the the grocery stores have been full of pineapple and I recalled this recipe and set about making it. I had been looking forward to trying this bread because it called for a lot more curry powder than I had used in either of my loaves and I was interested to see how it would work. This tropical quick bread was just as easy to make as any other quick bread, which is to say that it was just a matter of mixing all of the ingredients and then baking until the loaf is perfectly golden brown. Of course the baking of the loaf filled my apartment with an amazing aroma and I was eagerly anticipating the results. The curried pineapple banana bread turned out great! The curry flavour worked really well with the pineapple and coconut though I think I might use a bit more coconut the next time that I make this bread. The increased amount of curry powder in the loaf also worked well. The curry flavour came more to the foreground and there much more heat which I really enjoyed. I am looking forward to breakfasts this week!

Curried Pineapple Banana Bread (Siamese Loaf)

(makes 1 loaf)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons curry powder
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup pineapple (cut into bite sized pieces)
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and curry powder in a bowl.
2. Mix the bananas, butter, sugars, egg and lime juice in another bowl.
3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
4. Mix in the pineapple and coconut.
5. Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a tooth pick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

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44 comments:

oneshotbeyond said...

looks great from over here! I had some of the sweetest pineapples the other day...they would have been great in it. I got them for 50 cents each!

Mary said...

Just marvellous! :)

Melissa said...

I can see how it would be tasty with pineapple, but with chocolate...I'm not sure if I would like that one.

Lisa said...

You never cease to impress. Curry anything gets my attention. Would love to try this unique bread!

duodishes said...

Unique as usual. Pineapples are so good in bread. Never tried the curry, but it sounds really interesting.

kitchenetta said...

Kevin, I'm enjoying your blog so much that I'm linking to it. Your recipes and imagination in the kitchen are definitely inspiring for me.

Anncoo said...

This is very new to me...curry powder..banana...pineapple?? Must try it out one day.

danamccauley said...

Very interesting! I like the way you've combined sweet and savoury - very one trend!

Katrina said...

Ooh, that looks great. Is that fresh pineapple? Love it!

{lovely little things} said...

Curried banana bread? Wow what a unique combo of flavors...worth a try, what the heck?!?

Cookin' Canuck said...

How interesting! I imagine the curry adds a wonderful rich flavor to the quick bread. Great idea!

Cate O'Malley said...

Looks like a unique way to start the day. Love the big pieces of pineapple - yum!

Juliana said...

This curry loaf is new to me...I am sure that must taste great...very interesting as well.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very unusual and very tempting! A gorgeously exotic bread!

Cheers,

Rosa

Claudia said...

You hooked me on banana bread anything. I think this would be scrumptious with curry and love the recipe. Yet another good reason to take the frosen bananas out of the freezer...

Yujai said...

Wow! I loved pineapple...hhmmmm i should give it a try :D

Edith said...

Mmm.. strange combination but.. I would definetly try some. :) Looks good!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM...the filled bread looks decadent & so rich,....mmmmmmmm...Kevin!
A tasty looking bread!

Ellie said...

Very interesting! Banana, Pineapple, Curry with bread. Note to myself: MUST TRY!!

diva said...

wow this is completely new to me. would love to try how this tastes like

Dawn said...

oh man do I ever love this combo! wow!

JennK/CinnamonQuill said...

Thank you for commenting on my post. I clicked over only to find that it is YOU, Kevin! I have a bunch of your recipes bookmarked and have made quite a few as well. And this curried pineapple banana bread? Sounds pretty spectacular.

Karen said...

Very tropical with bananas, coconut, lime and the surprise ingredient, curry! Looks really good.

Pam said...

I am loving this bread - especially all the chunks of pineapple.

Morta Di Fame said...

I LOVE CURRY! I WILL TRY THIS. DURING THE HOLIDAYS I DID GINGER MOLASSES CURRY COOKIES. THEY WERE ALARMING AT FIRST BUT GOOD. WITH BANANAS AND PINEAPPLES I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW HEARTY AND DELICIOUS!

Chris said...

Curry and quickbreads go together famously! I made a curry mango chocolate chip bread recently that was just fabulous. I wonder why we don't see this more often?

Sylvie said...

Curry and pineapple is such a good combination. This looks great, Kevin.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Love the combination of savoury and sweet here: great quickbread.

Toni said...

Whoaaa...what a great idea! I've never thought of adding any kind of curry flavor to quick breads, but I think I've just become a convert!

Dimah said...

Mmmmm, this looks really delicious!

burpandslurp said...

wooweee! curry rules, but in baked banana bread with pineapples? way to KICK banana bread up a notch!
coiincidentally, I just posted about curries too!

MaryBeth said...

I have never seem banana bread like this before, I love the way it looks and I bet the taste is out of this world good. I will have to give this one a try!!

Brooke said...

I love curry flavour, but haven't thought of using it in baking before. I'll definitely start now. ^_^

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

oh wow with all those flavors, Bobby Flay might be in trouble.

Risa said...

This bread looks delicious. I can just imagine what it would be like to bite into a slice filled with pineapple.

Michelle said...

WOAH this sounds super interesting!

Kevin said...

Katrina: Yes I used a fresh pineapple.

c said...

I just made this. I couldn't really taste the coconut or lime, but it doesn't matter. This bread is sooo good! The banana flavor is more prominent than I thought it would be, which is could. The curry adds the perfect amount of warmth and spice.

I made it low-fat by using yogurt instead of butter, and it worked out fine. I also didn't have any pineapple, so I used apple and raisins. Absolutely delicious. I'll be making this over and over and over.

Kate said...

I made this yesterday - YUM!!! I didn't tell my partner it had curry in it as I knew he wouldn't try it. He loved it! I loved it! My neighbour loved it! We ate the whole loaf between us. MMMmmmmmm!!

Anonymous said...

I made a gluten free variation on this and added grated cucumber, carrots, and zucchini - it was fabulous! though it didn't look as convincingly delicious as yours.

Anonymous said...

I really want to try making this! Just to confirm, you're talking baking soda & not baking powder, yes?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Yes, it is baking soda. Enjoy!

Dedra said...

Hi Kevin! Admittedly I was afraid to try this recipe as soon as I saw the curry. Typically I do not like curry at all! I tend to wrinkle my nose at curry recipes. Being Sunday afternoon and having several ripe bananas and fresh pineapple on hand, my husband and I decided to.go for it. Still being scared of the curry that neither of us care for, I hope you don't mind that we reduced the curry to 1 tbsp and added 1 tbsp of cinnamon. All I can say is that is the most delicious banana bread ever! Amazing! W never would have tried it if anyone else told us about it, but we love your recipes and trust you. Thank you so much for challenging us beyond our comfort zone in the kitchen. Keep up the good work!

Kevin Lynch said...

Dedra: I am glad that you tried this recipe and that you liked it! The curry works surprisingly well in this otherwise sweet banana bread adding a nice touch of heat and a hint of the exotic!

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