We lived in Hawaii for 3 years where I learned to appreciate pineapple in all it’s forms and macadamia nuts. It kills me to buy macadamias nowadays since they are so expensive. Back in Hawaii they were so cheap. Love them.
This is a nice quick bread and easy to make. I would have liked a little more pineapple-y flavor but other than that we loved it.
Pineapple Nut Quick Bread
1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbsps butter, softened
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 tbsps sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350º.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir in the macadamias and set aside.
Cream brown sugar, butter, and eggs until fluffy. Stir the flour/nut mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in pineapple with juice.
Spoon dough into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Combine 2 tbsps sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Sprinkle a few macadamia nuts over the sugar and cinnamon if desired.
Bake at 350º for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Makes 1 loaf.
Source: The Tastes and Tales of Moiliili