4.50 from 16 votes

Pineapple Cheese Bread

Warm and moist pineapple cheese bread is a classic childhood favorite of mine! Sweet and savory, you will want to bake a loaf of this homemade cheese bread for breakfast or brunch!  

Pineapple Cheese Bread - This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make. 

Canned crushed pineapple allows this bread to be fully moist and sweetened with juicy flavors. Pair the fruity pineapple with savory cheddar cheese and you end up with a mouthwatering fresh bread. 

I like to spread some butter on a warm slice of this pineapple cheese bread and enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea. Who would have thought fruity and savory go hand in hand? 

My great-grandmother and mother used to make this recipe all of the time, and every time I bake this bread, I instantly reflect on how, as a child, I used to not enjoy the combination of pineapple and cheese. 

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    This bread is great to bake with yummy holiday recipes whenever you want your kitchen to be filled with fresh comforting flavors of warm bread. Feel free to add some chopped walnuts or pecans to this moist bread. 

    Pineapple Cheese Bread - This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make. 


    • Flour: I like to use all-purpose flour because it allows the bread to be moist, fluffy, and airy. All-purpose flour is very easy to use! For gluten-free bread, be sure to use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend.
    • Baking Powder and Soda: Both baking powder and soda are used to help the bread rise in addition to acting as leavening agents. 
    • Salt: A little bit of salt adds extra savory notes that allow this bread to not be too sweet. 
    • Pineapple: Crushed pineapple gives this bread texture, moisture, and yummy juiciness that makes this bread far from dry. Feel free to use fresh pineapple, but I highly recommend using the juices from canned crushed pineapples.
    • Egg: One fully beaten egg is used to bind this bread together and allow it to form into a fresh bread loaf. 
    • Oil: Any kind of vegetable oil works for this recipe such as canola, vegetable, melted coconut, grapeseed, or avocado oil. 
    • Cheddar Cheese: Grate your own block of cheddar cheese for extra cheesiness or use store-bought pre-shredded cheddar cheese. Feel free to mix up cheese for extra flavors by using Pepper Jack, Colby Jack, Monterey, etc. 
    • Walnuts: Completely optional because I know some people do not enjoy nuts in their bread recipes. Chopped walnuts give this cheesy pineapple bread a little bit of nuttiness and crunch. 
    Pineapple Cheese Bread - This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make. 

    What I Used For This Recipe

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    • Nonstick Loaf Pan: This 9.25 by 5.25-inch loaf pan is a nonstick pan that I use for all of my bread recipes. The perfect loaf gets baked every single time and the pan lasts forever. 
    • Measuring Cups and Spoons: I love these stainless steel measuring cups and spoons because they are easy to clean, use, and create the best results every time. 
    • Boxed Grater: This boxed grater comes in handy when you want to shred your own block of cheeses. There are a variety of sizes to grate the cheese and the handle on this grater makes it very easy to use. 
    • Glass Mixing Bowl Set: This glass mixing bowl set is my favorite because it is easy to clean and comes in a variety of sizes. If you just a small amount of bowls for your recipe, then this set comes in handy! 
    Pineapple Cheese Bread - This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make. 

    How To Make It

    1. First, preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a nine-inch loaf pan and set it aside. You can grease the pan with oil or butter.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Next, add the crushed pineapple and the juices, egg, and oil. Stir.
    3. Add the shredded cheddar cheese and walnuts to the batter and stir until combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter or the bread will not rise.
    4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes.
    5. Once the batter has rested, bake the bread in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the centre clean. Allow the bread to cool before cutting it into slices. This recipe makes one loaf of bread. 

    What is the best cheese for bread? 

    I like to use freshly grated cheddar cheese for bread because it adds a cheesy savoriness to the bread that you can’t really find in pre-shredded cheeses. For a spicier flavor, use Pepper Jack cheese. 

    Should cheese bread be refrigerated? 

    I recommend wrapping this bread or storing it in an airtight container and refrigerating it for five days. To freeze this bread, wrap it in aluminum foil or slice it and place it in a freezer-safe bag. Freeze the bread for up to four months. 

    What To Serve With This

    Serve this pineapple cheese bread with your favorite fresh salads, soups, and breakfast recipes for a meal that is full of flavor and so good you will want more.

    Pineapple Cheese Bread - This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make. 

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    4.50 from 16 votes

    Pineapple Cheese Bread

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 10
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 1 hour
    Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
    This quick bread recipe reminds me of a Pineapple Cheese Salad my great grandmother used to make.


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 3 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 can crushed pineapple 14oz/398ml can, undrained
    • 1 large egg beaten
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
    • ½ cup walnuts chopped


    • Preheat oven to 350°F. 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 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out of the centre clean. Let cool before cutting into slices. Makes 1 loaf.


    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 466mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Breakfasts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bread, cheese bread, pineapple bread, pineapple cheese bread, quick bread

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    1. Loved this recipe! Will be making it again and again. Made it in 3 small loaf pans…6” x 3.5” x 2”. I checked them at 45 minutes and they tested done at 50 minutes.

    2. This looks like a great recipes but when you stated loaf pan what size – 9×5 or 8×4.

    3. Jenn Erin says:

      You had me at pineapple – this looks incredibly moist and delicious! I love adding walnuts to my banana breads as well so good call on that tip! Yum!

    4. Hmmm… cheddar? Is that yellow cheddar or white cheddar? I like white cheddar with some things, but am not a fan of the yellow variety at all. When I saw the word “Cheese” in the recipe title, I was thinking this quick bread combined pineapple and cream cheese. I may try the recipe with white cheddar, though. Heck, I still might get adventurous and try it with cream cheese as an experiment.

      1. Yellow cheddar 🙂 If you switch it up, let me know how it turned out!

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    6. Oh, this looks so good! I love all the ingredients so it should be a winner. Thanks for sharing it.

    7. This looks wonderful. I do find pineapple goes well with cheese.

    8. Mother of 3 says:

      That looks delicious! It sounds like an unusual flavor combination but I bet I’d love it. Pinned.

    9. This is a combo I would have never thought of before, but it sounds really good!

    10. This looks delicious. I would really like it for breakfast. 

    11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

      I would never have thought to put pineapple and cheese together in a recipe like this, it certainly looks delicious.

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