One bite of Pineapple Bread and you will be hooked with its flavor. It’s loaded with crushed pineapple and topped with pineapple glaze. This sweet bread is absolutely delicious.

Pineapple bread sliced and ready to enjoy.
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This luscious quick bread recipe is one of my favorite Easy Pineapple Dessert Recipes. It is so easy, and my family loves it just as much as Easy Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes, Pineapple Dream Dessert Recipe and Easy Pineapple Poke Cake Recipe. There is just so much pineapple flavor in every single bite!

I have also been making Pineapple Bread Pudding for years.

Why this recipe works

The crushed pineapple in this recipe make the entire loaf of bread so moist. It is very simple to make. The glaze only has 3 ingredients and makes for the best dessert. For more pineapple flavor, try Pineapple Bread Pudding.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, pineapple, powdered sugar, vanilla, pineapple juice.

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Unsalted Butter (softened at room temperature) 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Crushed Pineapple with Juice (drained and reserve the juice) 

For the Glaze

  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Pineapple Juice (from the can of crushed pineapple) 

The complete ingredient list is at the bottom in the recipe card.

Slices of bread with glaze.

Variations and Substitution

  • Shredded Coconut. Substitute half the pineapple shredded coconut for a tropical flavor.
  • Nuts. Try adding chopped pecans, macadamia nuts or walnuts to the batter.

Step by step instructions

  • Step 1. Go ahead and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then spray a 9X5 loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray. 
Dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2. Use a large mixing bowl and stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

Bowl  with sugar and butter being combined.

Step 3. You will need another bowl to beat together the sugar with the butter with an electric mixer (handheld or stand mixer) until the mixer is light and fluffy. 

Sugar mixture in bowl with eggs and vanilla added.

Step 4. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined. 

Flour added to wet ingredients.

Step 5. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir together on low speed. Mix until the dry ingredients and wet ingredients are just combined. 

Pineapple folded into batter.

Step 6. Add the drained crushed pineapple. Fold in the crushed pineapple by hand with a wooden spoon or spatula until the pineapple is mixed into the batter.  

Batter poured into pan.

Step 7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  I like to gently tap the pan on the countertop to even out the batter. This also helps to remove any air bubble from the batter. 

Bread in pan cooling.

Step 8. Finally, bake the bread for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

Bread on wire rack.

Step 9. Allow the pan to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.  Then carefully remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Glaze combined in a bowl.

Step 10. While the bread is cooling, mix together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. 

Glaze poured over bread.

Step 11. Once the bread has cooled, pour the glaze on top and let the glaze set. 

Loaf of bread with glaze on board.

Storage

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I like to separate slices with parchment paper.

Tips for Success

  • Cover the bread. If the bread starts to brown while it is baking, cover with aluminum foil and allow to finish cooking.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Stir until just combined. Otherwise, the bread will be dense instead of light and fluffy.

FAQs

What if I only have pineapple slices?

No problem! Just place the pineapple slices in a blender or food processor until they are the same texture as crushed pineapple. This method also works with pineapple chunks.

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes, pineapple quick bread is easy to freeze. You can either freeze the entire loaf or by the slice.

Either way, make sure it is completely cool and the glaze is set. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag or container. Allow to thaw in the fridge when ready to enjoy.

Slices of bread on a plate beside a cup of coffee.

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Pineapple Bread

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One bite of Pineapple Bread and you will be hooked with its flavor. It's loaded with crushed pineapple and topped with pineapple glaze. This sweet bread is absolutely delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Let Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 336

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9X5 loaf pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar with the butter with an electric mixer (hand held or stand up mixer) until the mixer is light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract.  Mix until combined.
  • Then slowly add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir together on low speed. Mix until the batter is just combined.
  • Then hand stir in the drained crushed pineapple with a wooden spoon or spatula until the pineapple is mixed into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Gently tap the pan on the countertop to even out the batter and remove any air bubble from the batter.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Watch the bread closely while it cooks and the bread starts to brown too much on the top of the bread, loosely cover it with foil for the remaining of the cooking time.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.  Then carefully remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the bread is cooling, mix together the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Once the bread has cooled, pour the glaze on top and let the glaze set.
  • Then the bread is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover bread in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 336kcal, Carbohydrates 58g, Protein 4g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 204mg, Potassium 97mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 38g, Vitamin A 352IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 30mg, Iron 1mg

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