This is the ultimate summer breakfast bread. Wait. It’s January. Man, I am out of it… just kidding, this happened to be one of those recipes I found, and happened to have all the things to make it with=NO STORE TRIP= yay.

I have been meaning to do something with those macadamia nuts and pineapple.

Now, don’t let the pic fool you. It looks dry. It’s not. It’s buttery-tropical yummy-ness.

I thought the photos came out “dry-looking” . Oh well…

I am so going to make these into muffins. Muffins are just cuter. People name dogs and cats “muffin”. You never hear of anyone naming thier pet “bread”. Bread isn’t a cute food I suppose…

Cupcakes and biscuits. Yes.

Bread and rolls. No.

Food is funny like that.


I decided to incorporate some more visuals here-just because nobody is here to say “Get on with the recipe.”

Okay, I will… get on with the recipe. Hey wait~ check out my new measuring spoons.My mama got em for me…because she knew, I would have NEVER bought them for myself. But, I am thrilled with them. They’re sterling silver (!!!!!!!!) I am so going to pass these on in my will.  No, I didn’t take that pic to show em off…but they do look rather nice, don’t you think? Me too. Very vintage/pioneer-y.

So, you need some dried pineapple, and then you soak it in boiling water.

while you’re soaking, do  your dry ingredients:

look at that spoon. 😉

You know what else I should have added? White chocolate chips. Yes. They belonged there.

Pour it into a prepared pan:

did I mention you put rum in this? Oh yes. It’s like a cocktail bread. Not really-kinda.

There you have it-buttery-coconutty-pineappley-rummy goodness.


Luau Bread from Wilton

1 c boiling water

1/2 cup dried diced pineapple

soak for ten minutes.

In a bowl, combine:

2 c flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Now, drain the pineapple into a bowl, and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid.


1/2 stick melted butter, (cooled)

1 egg, beaten

3/4 c sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2-3 tsp rum (or extract)

mix together and add to the dry mixture.

Now, add in 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

and 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts. *optional, but I think it would be tasty-1/2 c white chocolate chips

Pour into a prepared loaf pan and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes.