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Tropical banana bread recipe

Cabana Banana Bread Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
These tropical banana bread muffins are bursting with pineapple and banana flavor! Top them with a sweet and tangy lime zest glaze for a special treat.


  • For the muffins:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can 8 ounces crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas 4 to 5 medium
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • lime zest optional


  • For the muffins:
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a second bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Add pineapple (no need to drain) and mashed bananas. Stir well and slowly add in dry ingredients until everything is combined.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, fill muffin tin with batter about 2/3 full each.
  • Bake at 350° F for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out mostly clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the muffins cool for 2 minutes before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a tightly sealed container.
  • For the glaze: 
  • Stir together the powdered sugar and water to desired thickness.
  • Pour or drizzle over muffins after they have cooled completely.
  • Top with lime zest if desired.