Tropical Nut Bread

A moist and delicious bread that's especially good with pineapple cream cheese.

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2 medium
(1) 8-oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup coconut, optional
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until fluffy; beat in eggs. Stir in mashed

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into banana mixture until smooth. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from pan; cool on a rack. Wrap airtight in foil or plastic wrap. Let stand overnight for easy slicing.Makes 16 slices

Makes 16 servings

Per serving: 185 calories; 8g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 27mg cholesterol; 127mg sodium; 26g total carbohydrates; 3g protein;

Allergy Warning: Contains EggsContains WheatContains Other Nuts

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