Pineapple-Banana Bread

Pineapple-Banana Bread is a recipe for a delicious and moist tropical fruit-style quick bread. It uses a combination of bananas pineapple and toasted coconut for a delicious bread. [NOTE: You will notice that this recipe calls for wrapping and storing overnight! Do NOT skip this step! It must be done!]. Ingredients Include: Bananas, canned pineapple, coconut, all purpose flour, wheat flour, brown sugar substitute, yogurt and ginger. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (16) servings. Pineapple-Banana Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 55-60 Minutes.
Storage Time: 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup flaked toasted coconut
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
1 (6 oz) container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, (equal to 1/3 cup brown sugar)

1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, well drained
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9″ x 5″ x 3″ loaf pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine flours, coconut, baking soda, ginger and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

3. In a medium-size bowl combine bananas, yogurt, eggs, brown sugar blend, pineapple, melted butter and vanilla. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture; stir until evenly moistened. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.

5. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil; store overnight before slicing.

Yield: (1) Loaf, (16 Servings).
Serving Size: 1 slice per serving.

Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 113, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 164mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates:16g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g

Original recipe and image from Diabetic Living Magazine. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/259574/pineapple-coconut-banana-bread/

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