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Banana Macadamia Nut Bread

Banana Macadamia Nut Bread

Adding macadamia nuts to a traditional banana bread gives it a taste of the tropics.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time


2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 medium (1 cup) ripe bananas, mashed

1/4 cup orange juice

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 (3.25-ounce) jar (2/3 cup) macadamia nuts,  coarsely chopped


 *Substitute chopped walnuts.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease 3 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except bananas, orange juice, coconut and nuts in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Add bananas and orange juice. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in coconut and nuts. (Batter will be thick.)

  4. STEP 4

    Spread into prepared pans. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Tip #1

This bread can also be baked in greased (9x5-inch) loaf pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Nutrition (1 serving)

160 Calories
9 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
140 Sodium (mg)
19 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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