Royal Hawaiian’s Famous Banana Bread

Hawaiian Bake Goods

by Stefanie Michaels

Every Time I head to Oahu, Hawaii, and stay at the Royal Hawaiian, it kicks off my craving for their famed banana bread. It’s a perk guests receive for staying there, and a surprise to find when entering your room during your stay.

I got a hold of the recipe. This makes one loaf, or 6 small muffins. Double the ingredients to double the outcome!

The Makings:

  • 4-5 mashed ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup Macadamia nuts as an option. You can use any nuts.

Let’s cook it!

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease your 2″ x 4″ X 8″ size loaf pan.
  • Take a large bowl and add sugar, shortening (or oil), and eggs. Mix for a while.
  • Add mashed bananas and mix some more.
  • Add all the dry ingredients into the bowl – flour, salt, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda and mix. You will have a very thick batter.
  • As an option, mix in the nuts of your choice. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for approximately one hour. Stick a toothpick in your banana bread to see if it comes out clean. Leave it for a few minutes to cool.
  • Want an even moister option, add in extra bananas.