Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread

This delicious and easy coconut pineapple bread will have you thinking you’re on a tropical island! It’s made simple with crushed pineapple, toasted coconut, and a yellow cake mix. 

This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread

Hey everyone! I don’t know about you all, but around this time of year I start to get what I call the vacation blues. Work is crazy, school has started back, and the desire to be lounging on a tropical island somewhere is at an all time high.

While I unfortunately can’t help you or me ACTUALLY go on vacation, (sorry still haven’t scored the lottery yet!)I can certainly make us feel like we’re on vacation with my delicious and easy coconut pineapple bread.

This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread

You guys, this pineapple bread is where it’s at! Craving pineapple? Check! Needing some coconut in your life? Check! A sweet glaze that hits the spot? Check! I made this pineapple bread just last weekend and it was a huge hit in the Owens’ Household. Even my husband being the super picky dessert eater that he is, loved it and kept going back for another slice, or two. šŸ˜‰

The addition of crushed pineapple with juice makes it so moist and the hint of nutmeg really brings out all of the delicious flavors making it the perfect dessert.

Other than the delicious flavor, one of the things I love most about this coconut pineapple bread is the easy ability to share the love with others! As this recipe makes two whole loaves, it’s so easy to give a couple slices to parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, and co-workers. In fact, this pineapple bread is one of my grandpa’s favorite and both the boys were so eager to deliver it to him!

This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread Recipe

 

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Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 loaves 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This delicious and easy coconut pineapple bread will have you thinking you’re on a tropical island! It’s made simple with crushed pineapple, toasted coconut, and a yellow cake mix. 


Ingredients

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Coconut Pineapple Bread

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg ((can substitute cinnamon, if desired))
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut (sweetened)

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp flaked coconut, toasted ((or more, if desired))

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pineapple, milk, eggs, and nutmeg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in coconut and pour into two greased loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 325 for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, combine sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over loaves. Using your oven’s broiler setting, spread a thin layer of coconut on a cookie sheet and lightly toast int he oven, watching closely to ensure it doesn’t burn. Once it starts turning a light brown color, remove from oven. Sprinkle over the icing and enjoy!

Keywords: coconut pineapple bread, pineapple bread, pineapple coconut bread, pineapple bread with coconut, tropical bread, easy sweet bread

This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

If you love pineapple and coconut, you should definitely “pin” and “yum” this dessert for later and make it this weekend. Actually, on second thought, you should make it stat if you’re really feeling the vacation blues like me! You won’t regret it, promise!

P.S. In case you were wondering what other yummy treats I’ve made, you can check those out over here.


Hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread! Let me know if you try it in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

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This easy coconut pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

This easy pineapple bread is sweet, moist, and so delicious! This pineapple bread is made with a boxed cake mix, crushed pineapple, coconut, and features a delicious sweet icing on top! #pineapplebread #bread #quickbread #baking

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122 Comments

  1. Gwen Mac wrote:

    This recipe looks awesome. I have one question ingredient list does not include eggs but instructions says eggs. How many eggs?

    Posted 1.28.20 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hi Gwen! So sorry about that, I recently switched recipe card plugins and it looks like that ingredient was missing. I just updated it and it calls for 2 eggs. Hope you enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 1.28.20 Reply
      • LAURA M ABBETT wrote:

        can you use coconut milk?

        Posted 6.13.20 Reply
        • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

          Sure- that would probably taste great!

          Posted 6.16.20 Reply
  2. Janie Sibell wrote:

    Question: Could this sweet tropical loaf be made in a 9×13 pan? I would love to take this to a potluck but am also wondering if it would cut into squares for serving.

    Posted 9.5.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I think you could- but be aware that it’s more of a bread texture than a cake texture, so it could be a little crumbly. Let me know if you try it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.7.16 Reply
  3. Pat wrote:

    Hi Cara,
    I just found your blog and so happy I did! I love this recipe…can never get enough of pineapple and coconut. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’m a new follower and I’m off to read more of your blog. Stop by and say hi when you can!

    Pat

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Pat! So happy you stopped by and enjoyed the recipe! It really is a delicious dessert and very easy to re-create! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  4. The Better Baker wrote:

    WOW! This lovely recipe has really gotten a lot of attention! SO many great comments. It grabbed our attention at Weekend Potluck too, and is being featured this week. Would love to have you share with us again. Enjoy a great weekend. http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2016/09/angel-biscuits-weekend-potluck-238.html

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment and for featuring my recipe! Have a great weekend! šŸ™‚

      Posted 9.4.16 Reply
  5. The Better Baker wrote:

    WOW! I love making quick breads, especially when they begin with a cake mix. =) This sounds scrumptious for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon.

    Posted 8.29.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Gotta love the simplicity of using cake mixes! It’s one of my favorite treats to have! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.30.16 Reply
  6. Sandra Hunter wrote:

    Looks very yummy!

    Posted 8.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Sandra!

      Posted 8.26.16 Reply
  7. Alison wrote:

    What an unusual recipe! I’ve never heard of pineapple loaf before but I’d love to try it, it looks delicious!

    Posted 8.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s really tasty Alison! Hope you like it if you try it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.24.16 Reply
  8. Hannah wrote:

    Yum yum yum!! I’m definitely sharing this with my mother, this is something she will LOVE. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 8.24.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! Hope she enjoys it!

      Posted 8.24.16 Reply
  9. Mariah wrote:

    Oh this looks so good and simple! Great pictures too šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Mariah!

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  10. Adaleta Avdic wrote:

    These look amazing, and I honestly can’t imagine how good the house smells as this are baking! xx Adaleta Avdic

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It smells amazing! My husband came home from work and asked “what’s that amazing smell”? That’s when you know you’ve done good! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  11. Brianna Leigh wrote:

    Looks delicious I love the pineapple banana combo

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Brianna!

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  12. Mistle wrote:

    This looks so yummy!! I am a huge coconut fan so this is right up my ally!

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh yay! You’d really like this then! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  13. Fatima wrote:

    This looks like the perfect dessert for when family and friends stop by.. or if you just have a sweet tooth craving šŸ˜‰

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes, it’d be perfect for either one! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  14. Mary wrote:

    This looks absolutely delicious. I can have this for breakfast right? LOL.

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Definitely! It has fruit so it’s completely acceptable as a breakfast item! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  15. Jacki Q wrote:

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing!! I want to eat it right now!

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I about want to make another loaf! šŸ˜‰ lol

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  16. ellesees.net wrote:

    oh my HEAVENSSSS! this looks so incredibly good!

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Elle! I think you’d like it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  17. Justine Y @ Little Dove wrote:

    Oh yummy, this sounds so good! And I love that it makes two loaves. So I could probably make us a loaf and then a couple mini loaves for giving away, perfect!

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! That’s what I like about it too, is you can share it with others! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  18. Melissa wrote:

    This looks so delicious! I need to copy this recipe. Pineapple is a hit with my family!

    Posted 8.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you all enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  19. Jenn @Drink Coffee & Prosper wrote:

    When I read pineapple loaves, I had to stop by. Looks amazing

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      So glad you did! Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  20. Patricia @ Grab a Plate wrote:

    I’m with you on wanting to be on a tropical island — and with this cake šŸ™‚ What great flavors for a sweet treat!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes! Wouldn’t that be so nice? Thank-you!

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  21. Angelle Marix wrote:

    This looks so yummy!! I love pineapple and love coconut!! I need to make it.

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Angelle! Hope you enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  22. Ashleigh wrote:

    Oh goodness, this sweet pineapple loaf looks wonderful! I love trying new, delicious recipes, and this one looks like something I’d love! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  23. Erin | A Welder's Wife wrote:

    Cara, I am not supposed to be hungry at 10pm! This post has done me in and I’m going shopping so I can make this recipe tomorrow! I really wish I had seen this early enough to go shopping today! Haha! I cannot wait to try this recipe!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, hope you enjoy it! It really is delicious! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  24. Emelia wrote:

    This sounds so easy and looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make it…YUM!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  25. Katherine Turro wrote:

    This looks amazing! I’ve never tried using pineapple in baked goods, but I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately so I’ll need to try!

    xoxo http://www.katherineinbrooklyn.com

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s really delicious! This one with the pineapple juice makes it so moist and yummy! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  26. Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine wrote:

    YUM! This looks amazing šŸ™‚ I’ll take two slices please… actually make that three with a side of tea šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Right away, girl! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  27. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries wrote:

    This looks delicious. I love pineapple and coconut, it’s so summery šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Holding onto summer vibes while I can! haha šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  28. Carmen Baguio wrote:

    Love pineapple! This looks easy and delicious!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s so easy to put together and pop in the oven! A yummy weekend treat! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  29. Rachel wrote:

    Ooh yum! This looks like such a great summer treat!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Rachel! I love this bread so much! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.23.16 Reply
  30. Logan wrote:

    This looks so delicious! I am a huge fan of anything pineapple!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Logan! I am too! Add in a sweet drizzle of sugar, and it’s the perfect dessert! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  31. Lauren wrote:

    This looks beyond amazing!! I love tropical flavors.. pinning!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Lauren! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  32. Leah wrote:

    This bread looks so good! What a lovely combo, I bet it is so tasty!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you, it is! It’s even good for breakfast, but don’t ask me how I know that! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  33. kathy @ more coffee, less talky wrote:

    OMG this looks SO GOOD!!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  34. Stephanie wrote:

    That looks so yummy!!!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Stephanie! It is such an easy yet delicious recipe! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  35. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    YUM! Sans coconut for me, but that’s an easy thing to omit.

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      My hubs isn’t a huge coconut fan either, so usually I make one loaf with and one without. Super good either way! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  36. Lecy | A Simpler Grace wrote:

    These look so yummy! My dad is a huge pineapple fan and always asks for something pineapple for his birthdays. Pinning this to make for him!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Oh I sure hope he loves it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  37. Christine @ The (mostly) Simple Life wrote:

    Wow, this looks so different from anything I’ve seen. It’s got my mouth watering a bit šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s really good! Honestly the bread alone minus the iced topping is delicious too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  38. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    I need a dish for bible study this weekend – I think I just found it

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh do let me know if you all love it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  39. Amanda wrote:

    This. looks. AH-MAZING! I love pineapple!

    xo, Amanda

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! It’s just the right balance of sweet and tangy! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  40. Aishwarya Shenolikar wrote:

    Pineapple and coconut! That sounds so delicious! This really will make up my mood for an entire week! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s the perfect flavor combo! You’re so welcome! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  41. Lily wrote:

    This looks delicious! I love me some pineapple and coconut! Pinned and saved for later! šŸ˜‰
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyļ»æ

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks girl! Let me know what you think if you give it a try! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  42. Kim wrote:

    This sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe with us! Hope you have a wonderful week Cara! XO -Kim

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! It’s so good I sometimes eat it for breakfast! šŸ˜‰ Have a great week!

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  43. Serena wrote:

    This looks delicious! I’m a big fan of pineapple!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I am too, Serena! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  44. Katie wrote:

    Oh yum! That looks amazing!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Katie! It is so flavorful!

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  45. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    I’m allergic to pineapple (boooo!), but this looks so delicious!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw no! Such a bummer šŸ™

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  46. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    Holy deliciousness! This would go so quick in my house! Definitely pinning šŸ˜€
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha it didn’t last long here either! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  47. Tracy wrote:

    Looks delicious!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Tracy! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  48. Andrea wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous and oh so yummy sounding!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!! It’s so good sometimes I’ll even eat it for breakfast! YOLO! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  49. melanie wrote:

    I’m not a fan of pineapple or coconut but my mom LOVES both and I’m always trying to surprise her with stuff. I might just make this for her and put a smile on her face one day šŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh I bet she’d love it! That’s so sweet! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  50. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    As someone who loves pineapple, I’m surprised to say I’ve never had a loaf like this! Thank you so much for sharing these recipes, Cara!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! I’m a huge fan of pineapple too and this one definitely hits the spot when I’m having a craving! Hope you’ll give it a try sometime! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  51. Maria wrote:

    Ooh that looks delicious! I love fruity cakes/loaves, but haven’t tried with pineapple.

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Give it a try, it’s lifechanging! haha šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  52. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    Looks yummy.. bring old Dad some.. Love you

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Already did! lol

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
      • Timothy Ferguson wrote:

        oh yeah! was really good. Thanks

        Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  53. Aileen (Aileen Cooks Blog) wrote:

    Oh my gosh, this looks yummy! It seems like it would be a nice change from banana bread.

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Don’t get me wrong I love a good banana bread but this one definitely is a nice change of pace! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  54. Pamela wrote:

    I’m not a huge coconut fan but just the pineapple loaf alone sounds amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You could easily omit the coconut on top and it’d still be heavenly! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  55. Claudia @ Justalittleblush.com wrote:

    Looks delicious! Will have to try it out this weekend!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you will! It really is soo good! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  56. candy wrote:

    Cara this looks so good. I always need a new recipe using coconut. Hold on to summer for as long as you can.

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Candy! Hope you’ll give it a try! šŸ™‚

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  57. Leanna wrote:

    This looks sooo delicious! And way better with a glaze on top. It can totally pass for breakfast, right? haha. Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes of course! It has your fruit so totally acceptable! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply
  58. Nadine wrote:

    Did someone say pineapple? One of my favorite fruits!!! This looks so fun and delicious!

    Posted 8.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Mine too! It’s such an easy dessert to throw together that tastes so yummy!

      Posted 8.22.16 Reply