This Pineapple Cheese Bread recipe is reminiscent of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my mom makes every Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas dinner. It was my great grandmother’s recipe. I was never a fan of the pineapple and cheese combination growing up, but now that my tastebuds have matured, I’m loving the flavours! This easy bread recipe is quick to make and is a little on the sweet side. I love having a slice or two buttered for breakfast with my morning coffee.
You’ll be using the can of crushed pineapple with all the juices so make sure you don’t accidentally drain the can. The juices add to the sweetness and make the bread moist.
I added walnuts to the bread, but it’s not a big deal if you omit them. I know some people aren’t a fan of nuts in bread.
The bread takes a good hour to bake. I use a toothpick to test for doneness. Insert into the middle of the bread and see if it comes out clean. Most breads take an hour or more to bake because they contain so much batter.
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I recommend letting the bread cool a bit before you start slicing. I know it’s tempting because it smells so good, but you could burn yourself. Slice it while it’s warm, but not hot, and spread some butter on each piece.
I think Nanny, my great grandmother, would approve of this recipe. She died in the 1980s while I was still a young child. I have fond memories of visiting her in the nursing home and looking at her doll collection.
Have you ever made Pineapple Cheese Bread?
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 398ml (14oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 inch loaf pan and set aside.
- Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add in crushed pineapple with the juices, egg and oil. Stir. Add cheddar cheese and walnuts and stir. Pour into loaf pan. Let rest for 20 minutes.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the centre clean. Let cool before cutting into slices. Makes 1 loaf.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g