Pineapple Bread – Add some sunshine to your day with our Pineapple Bread. This beloved American classic combines the sweetness of pineapple with moist bread that will simply melt in your mouth. Packed with the flavors of crushed pineapples, a touch of pineapple syrup, and a hint of vanilla our Pineapple Bread is bound to become your new obsession!
I can still vividly recall the time I baked this Pineapple Bread. It was an afternoon to remember, the moment I took that initial bite it felt like a mini getaway to a tropical paradise. My husband couldn’t resist having seconds and even thirds while my little one couldn’t stop exclaiming “Yummy!” This irresistible treat instantly became a family favorite and has remained a staple in our household ever since.
What makes this Pineapple Bread a special treat?
Let me tell you this Pineapple Bread recipe is no ordinary bread recipe. Its true magic lies in its simplicity and the explosion of goodness it brings to every bite. The addition of pineapple syrup ensures its moistness and fluffiness while boasting a golden-brown crust that’s impossible to resist. We can’t forget about the glaze drizzled on top – the perfect combination of powdered sugar, vanilla, and pineapple syrup. It’s indulgence at its finest!
What You Need To Make This Pineapple Bread Recipe?
Unsalted Butter: Using unsalted butter allows you to have control, over the amount of salt in your bread. Make sure the butter is at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients to ensure blending.
Eggs: Eggs play a role in providing structure and helping the bread rise. The butter should also be at room temperature.
Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar serves not only adds sweetness but also contributes to the texture of the bread.
Baking Powder: Baking powder acts as a leavening agent helping the bread rise and giving it a texture.
Pineapple Syrup: The drained syrup from canned pineapple enhances the flavor of the bread making it pineapple and moist.
Milk: A small amount of milk adds tenderness and moisture to the finished product.
All-Purpose Flour: All-purpose flour forms the foundation of this bread providing structure and holding all ingredients together.
Salt: A pinch of salt is added to balance out the sweetness and enhance flavors in combination with other ingredients.
Canned Crushed Pineapple: Canned crushed pineapple takes the stage as it gives this bread its flavor. Using pineapple ensures sweetness without any mess or hassle of crushing fresh pineapples. Make sure you don’t forget to save the syrup!
Confectioners’ Sugar: The glaze starts with the confectioner’s sugar as its base. When you combine it with the pineapple syrup and vanilla extract you get a sweet topping that goes perfectly with the bread.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the glaze by adding depth to it. It complements the sweetness of the confectioners’ sugar and balances out the tanginess of the pineapple.
Pineapple Syrup (for the glaze): For a harmony of flavors between the bread and glaze use the syrup from your canned pineapple to make the glaze.
Steps To Make Pineapple Bread:
Step 1: To begin preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×4 loaf pan. In a bowl combine sugar and butter at room temperature beating until the mixture becomes fluffy and creamy. Next, add the eggs one by one ensuring to beat after each addition.
Step 2: In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Incorporate the pineapple syrup into the butter mixture. Gradually add half of the flour mixture while stirring continuously.
Step 3: Continue stirring as you slowly add the remaining flour mixture. Then pour in the milk. Give it one good stir. Now comes the fun part. Gently fold in the pineapple before pouring the batter into your pan.
Step 4: Place the pan on the center rack of your oven. Bake for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes before transferring it onto a cooling rack.
Step 5: While it’s cooling down prepare your glaze. Delicately drizzle it over your bread for that perfect finishing touch. There you have it! You’ve successfully baked yourself a loaf of goodness.
Try to add a bit of pineapple extract along with the pineapple syrup in your batter for that intensified pineapple flavor. Just a half teaspoon will do the trick, and will surely boost the tropical taste of your bread.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?
While fresh pineapple can be used, using canned pineapple will give the recipe a consistent texture and sweetness. Additionally, canned pineapple provides the syrup for this recipe.
What if my bread isn’t fully cooked after 55 minutes?
Keep in mind that oven temperatures can vary. If your bread isn’t fully cooked after 55 minutes continue checking every 5 minutes until it reaches the desired level of doneness.
Can I freeze the Pineapple Bread?
Absolutely! This Pineapple Bread freezes wonderfully. Just ensure that it has completely cooled down before wrapping it in plastic and placing it in the freezer.
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