Easy Coconut Pineapple Bread

This delicious and easy coconut pineapple bread will have you thinking you’re on a tropical island!

This Hawaiian quick bread is 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. πŸ˜‰

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

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. 

  • 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

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

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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 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!


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

126 Comments

    1. Yes, you can freeze it up to 3 months. Let it cool completely and wrap individual slices in saran wrap and place in a freezer safe bag or container, or you can freeze the entire loaf in a large freezer safe bag. Once ready to eat, thaw it out in the fridge overnight and then re-heat in the microwave, if desired.

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

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

  5. 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.

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

  6. 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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

    1. 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! πŸ˜‰

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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!!

  14. 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!

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

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

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

  16. 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!

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

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

  19. 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 πŸ™‚

  20. 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!

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

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

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

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

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

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