This Pineapple Bread will be a great treat in the morning alongside your cup of coffee. The toasted coconut on the top helps you feel like you’re in the tropics, too! Pineapple and coconut together are a match made in quick bread heaven.
Have you ever had Pineapple Bread?
It’s not as sweet as desserts Pineapple Upside Down Cake but with the same juicy pineapple flavor.
SAVE THIS EASY PINEAPPLE QUICK BREAD TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
Most of us have tasted quick breads made with fruit.
Banana Bread tends to get the most attention, but I recommend thinking beyond the banana when it comes to quick breads. If you find yourself making the same recipes over and over, Pineapple Bread is the perfect way to shake up your baking routine!
I first made this Pineapple Bread recipe years ago, when I was new to blogging. It only took one bite to turn pineapple coconut bread into a new favorite! I’ve made it countless times since then and it never fails to blow me away.
The easy bread recipe is freezer friendly and produces a perfectly moist loaf bursting with sweet pineapple flavor. A crispy coconut layer on the crust makes it even more irresistible!
What do I need?
Here’s what you need to make this recipe for pineapple bread.
- Baking soda
- Greek yogurt
- Pineapple tidbits – We used canned.
- Toasted coconut flakes.
How to make Pineapple Coconut Bread
A quick bread batter made from butter, eggs, sugar and flour is made even more moist and flavorful with the addition of Greek yogurt. After straining the canned pineapple for a few minutes, you will fold the fruit pieces into the batter and pour the whole thing into a loaf pan.
A sprinkle of freshly toasted coconut on top adds the finishing touch before the loaf goes into the oven. You’ll love tropical aroma this bread releases into your kitchen as it bakes!
Can I freeze this quick bread?
YES! Pineapple Coconut Bread keeps well in the freezer. I often double the recipe so we have one loaf to eat right away and another to freeze for later.
To freeze pineapple bread, let it cool completely. Then wrap it in foil and place it in a freezer bag. Let it thaw on the counter or in the refrigerator before serving.
You can even slice it before storing so you can thaw one serving at a time. A perfect option if you find it difficult to resist gobbling up all the delicious pineapple quick bread at once!
Can I make quick bread with fresh pineapple?
I have never tried this recipe with fresh pineapple. It may work but wouldn’t be quite as moist since the canned pineapple tidbits are stored in juice which adds a little extra liquid to the bread.
Fun fact: hundreds of years ago wealthy Europeans sometimes carried pineapples around as an accessory. I don’t know about you, but I think pineapple is better enjoyed in recipes like this Grilled Pineapple and Pineapple Rum Cake.
Pineapple isn’t just for dessert! You’ll love the way caramelized pineapple enhances the flavor of this Brown Sugar Honey Salmon. It’s also amazing in drinks ranging from cocktails to refreshing Pineapple Mango Smoothies.
If you like the pairing of pineapple and coconut in today’s bread recipe, give this good-for you Pineapple Coconut Smoothie a try. Or for a treat that’s not quite as good for you but totally worth the indulgence, there’s nothing quite like Pineapple Soak Cake!
Bread makes everyone happy. From the ecstatic experience of taking a bite of warm bread fresh from the oven, to the fun of playing with different ingredients and add-ins, there’s nothing better than homemade bread.
I have tons of favorite quick bread recipes. I love a slice of Blueberry Banana Bread or Blueberry Lemon Bread with a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning!
And quick breads like Brown Butter Rum Banana Bread and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread are sweet enough to serve as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
We have tons of delicious bread recipes on this site that are ideal for any skill level, whether you’re new to baking or a seasoned pro. Which one will you try next?
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One bite of this Pineapple Bread topped with toasted coconut and you’ll feel the need to escape to the tropics.
- Baking Sheet
- parchment paper
- fine mesh sieve
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup granulatedsugar
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut toasted
To Toast the Coconut
- Preheat oven to 300° F. Spread coconut in a single layer onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 5-10 minutes, checking and stirring after 5 minutes. Coconut will be finished when it is golden in color, but be careful not to burn.
- Increase oven temperature to 350° F.
- Pour pineapple into a fine mesh sieve placed over a medium bowl. Allow pineapple to drain as completely as possible, about 10 minutes.
- Generously butter and flour a 9 X 5 loaf pan.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating each completely before adding the next.
- Alternately add the flour and the Greek yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Mix the final bit of flour in until just combined.
- Fold pineapple into batter.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- With a rubber spatula, smooth the top and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes, cover bread with foil, and bake for another 30-40 minutes for a total baking time of 60-70 minutes.
- Cool bread in pan for 20 minutes and remove from pan.
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This post was originally published on 3/27/2017. It has been updated in format and with new pics on 4/8/22.
Just in case you thought I nailed every recipe perfectly the first time, here’s a peek inside the process.
The picture below is from the original post, the first time I made pineapple bread. The loaf smelled so good I got a little too eager to remove it from the pan and slice it.
This is what happens when you try to take your bread out of the pan too soon, and the pan hasn’t been prepared well enough ahead of time. Oh well, you live and learn, right?
Obviously, I didn’t have good luck removing the bread from the pan. I used my stoneware loaf pan and I’ve never had a problem removing anything, so I didn’t think twice about greasing or flouring it.
Even with this slip-up the pineapple bread tasted delicious. I used to rate everything I baked on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Pineapple Bread earned 3 rolling pins.
Comments & Reviews
That looks really good! My two favorites- Pineapples and coconut. I’m not much of a baker but I would like to give this a try soon 🙂
I love your recipes but you write way too much things. People dont have time to read all the necessary things thanks gladys
Gladys, that’s why there is a green ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of each and every post so you and everyone else doesn’t have to read all the things I put in the post that might be necessary.
Jennifer the non baker who bakes says
I love your information in all ur recipes. I was such a non baker. So all I’m your information and pics help me so much. Thank you
Jennifer, you’re welcome. Thank you so much for your comment, and I hope you continue to enjoy your baking journey. It’s only going to get better!
Cindy B. says
Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.
Your bread sounds so yummy. I hate when cakes and breads break apart on the lift off. So not right! Thank you so much for your nice comment on my post yesterday. Teens can be so fun. I just can’t figure them out sometimes. I have a really sweet son but man oh man, I do want to strangle the boy now and then and say, “What are you so mad about? I make your meals, support you 24/7, give you and your friends rides everywhere and yet I get wrath sometimes?” I call BS. Did you ever play that card came as a kid?
Adrienne Daniels says
I am going to see my son up at his college this weekend, He loves pineapple so I made this today…turned out great! Pairs well with a hot cup of coffee! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Adrienne! Hope your son enjoyed it!
i was looking for an idea to use up my fresh pineapple and i love toasted coconut too.
i changed a few things….didnt have yogurt so i used sour cream with alittle buttermilk= 1 cup / also used a bundt pan instead of loaf pan../ added a cinnamon crumb mixture to the toasted coconut and made a middle layer before baking and sprinkled the rest on top. bake @ 400′ for 30min then 350′ covered for 15 min. just kept testing it…
it was sooooooo good 1/2 is gone already.
thank you for your recipes
Thank YOU, Julie!! I’m so glad those changes worked out so well for you and that it was just as delicious!!
As I was proceeding to make this recipe, I realized that the pineapples that t I had were bad, I didn’t have any more at home and I had no Greek yogurt.
So I hoped for the best and substituted for peaches, added sour cream and a bit of maple flavor extract.
Turned really good that even my husband enjoyed it.
Johanne, I’m so happy that you were able to make those substitutions at the last minute, but even happier that you created a new fantastic recipe! Great job!!
Perhaps I should put that on the blog and give you ALL the credit. ❤️
Cecile R. says
When I saw the recipe my mind went to cupcakes. So I doubled the recipe, using plain yogourt instead of Greek (cheaper) & mixed as directed. Then I filled the cupcake papers nearly full & baked 2-22 min. @ 360. They turned out great!
GREAT idea, Cecile!! They sound incredible!! Will definitely have to try them and yes, 20-22 minutes. I agree!
Cecile R. says
Sorry, that should be 20-22 min.
maybe next time line the bottom with parchment paper and it will come right out. i use it on all my sweet things i make. but i love this recipe so i am going to try it. thank you
That’s a great idea, thank you, Dianna. I hope you enjoy it!
BARBARA FABILA says
I FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS TO THE T the bread is dark not like picture noted pineapples all sunk to the bottom of pan I was not impress with this bread I was hoping I would love it especially because my love for pineapple and coconut but sadly no.
Why not just use cupcake papers to line the cupcakes?
Mary Jean says
Hi Lynne! A hobby baker here, i love pineapple but not much of a yogurt person! Eager to try this recipe! Can i use buttermilk instead? Tia?
Misty White says
Made this tonight. Made it in two disposable pans so I had one for work and one for my daughter. Only change I made was I used half plain Greek and half vanilla Greek and it’s yummy!
Hi Misty! Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot! I appreciate you letting me know that you enjoyed it so much. I hope your daughter did as well!
Can I use fresh pineapple?
Cristina, I would think that you could however I’ve only made it using the can, so can only speak to that.
Let me know how it turns out!
I want to try this recipe but I don’t like yogurt. Can I substitute with something else or voids completely?
Mano, I would use sour cream in place of the yogurt.
Linda Lew says
I made 2 loaves using only 1-20 ounce can of Crushed Pineapple and they turned out perfect.
That’s so awesome to hear, Linda. Thank you!
Marie Davis says
Absolutely delicious! I will be making this again. I had to leave mine in the oven a few extra minutes, but it turned out great!
I don’t have a paddle attachment for my mixer. Is it ok to still use just a regular beater?
Michelle, you can definitely use a regular beater or hand mixer to make this bread.
Jessica Cavazos says
Making and baking this bread was very simple and easy to follow instructions and I’m so glad that it came out very well and delicious. 😍😋
It’s a great desert for the spring/summer seasons. A must for Easter 🐣🍞🍍.
Jessica, thank you so much. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it!
Amanda Brockmann says
Amazing! The only minor change I made was adding 1/2 tsp coconut extract and 1/4 tsp run extract to give it a Pima colada-y feel!
Amanda, thank you so much, I am so glad you enjoyed it! You must be psychic because a Piña Colada quick bread is in the works. Watch for it!
Trying not to eat all-purpose flour. Can I substitute for coconut flour and water (it’s a thirty flour)?
Becky, having never used coconut flour and from what I’m reading by doing a Google search is that it wouldn’t work replacing it 1:1. It would also require more eggs for moisture and I’m not sure the water would be a suitable replacement for them. My recommendation would be to find a Whole 30 Pineapple Bread recipe that you can use. I’d hate to have you make this with the coconut flour and not have it work. Good luck!
Julie Giacomoni says
have you tried cream of coconut in place o yogurt in your pineapple bread
Julie, I have not, but that would be an interesting substitute and might just work. Sounds pretty darn yummy, too! Please let me know if you do try it, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you.
Thank you so very much for this recipe. The only thing I did different I used regular yogurt, and I added 3 tablespoons of the pineapple juice and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking power too. It’s cooling now. I took a little taste from the top. It’s so yummy. Love it. Also I made a small one with no coconut for my mom. I will have it with my tea or coffee tomorrow. And yes I tasted the batter and it is so good. Again thank you. I’m saving the recipe will make again.
HOW MUCH BUTTER to use in this RECIPE???I must be blinded by all the Ads & all the Add-ons while visiting your site – I like your recipes but not a pleasure visiting your site…
Luci, I’m sorry if the ads are an inconvenience, but they are needed as they provide me with income to buy the ingredients, pay the writers, photographers, as well as pay for other necessary expenses to run my site so that I can bring you all of these recipes for FREE.
That being said, the amount of butter needed for this pineapple bread is right at the top of the ingredient list in the recipe card, and it’s 1/2 cup of unsalted butter.
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Terisa Hopkins says
This recipe is awesome. Thanks so much for all your information. I cook all the time and your suggestions are great for my Daughter. She is learning and you explain it so well ❤️🙏🎄🤶 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄🎁
Ellen Thornhill says
Nutritious pineapple bread
If I don’t use coconuts do i have to cover it with foil
Therese, though I haven’t made this without the toasted coconut, I don’t think there’s a need to use the tin foil if you’re not adding it. I would check the bread though after it’s been in the oven about 40 minutes, though just to be sure. Enjoy!
Wow. Awesome site
I cheat! I line everything with Reynolds’s Release foil. No need to prep pan, and very easy cleaning. ( I hate doing dishes)
I don’t like yogurt. Can I substitute sour cream?
Barb, you can definitely substitute sour cream for the Greek yogurt if you’d like. Enjoy!
Can nuts be added to this recipe ?
Barbara, you can, but I would recommend adding no more than a third of a cup to prevent the bread from overflowing. Also, toss them in a teaspoon of flour taken from the amount called for in the recipe to prevent them from sinking to the bottom as the bread cooks.
Brenda MacDonald says
Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! This was beyond fabulous. The only things I changed was I used sour cream because I didn’t have any greek yogurt and I added a teaspoon of almond extract.
Brenda, thank you!!! You absolutely made my day today. Your timing couldn’t have been better because I just published this recipe for a Pina Colada Bread inspired by that Pineapple Bread. I hope you’ll give this one a try, too and let me know what you think.
Thank you, again. You feedback and sweet comments mean the world. ❤️
Joanne Beck says
Awesome, moist,dense, perfection.
Made 2 in 2 days and was asked to make more.
Joanne, thank you so much for this! I really appreciate it. ❤️
Kudos to you for 2 in 2 days! That’s awesome!! I’m so glad everyone loved it so.