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Pineapple Mango Banana Bread

February 15, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

This simple banana bread uses baking mix and sweet, dried pineapple and mango - perfectly moist and delicious!

Oh, these dreary days of winter. The summer heat and beautiful colors seem so long away from now! I look out my window and, while the snow falling is peaceful and pretty, I look at the plants and grass (that I can see) and it's all dead and gray. While I'm not a fan of super hot days, I honestly am starting to prefer those to these days where it's so cold I don't want to go out and do anything!

One way I like to counteract this winter cabin fever is to cook and bake colorful, bright foods for us to enjoy. And also to grab some great, fruity tropical dried fruit to snack on through the day and to incorporate in my recipes. A bit of spring or summer in the middle of winter, right here in my kitchen. It's a beautiful thing!

This tropical banana bread does just that - transport you to warmer memories in an instant! Yummy, moist bananas combined with sweet dried pineapple and tangy dried mango. If you're looking for a new, sweet, tropical recipe - this is it! Sunsweet's Philippine Pineapple and Mango are the perfect additions to banana bread - you have to try this version. My boys couldn't get enough of it!

Pineapple Mango Banana Bread
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups baking mix
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup dried mango, chopped fine
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar.
  2. Add in bananas, beating well. Add in eggs, beating well.
  3. Stir in baking mix until well moistened. Gently stir in pineapple and mango.
  4. Spread evenly into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool, slice, and serve.

I just love how yummy a slice of this banana bread is along with a hot cup of coffee in the morning!

Sunsweet's dried fruit is absolutely perfect in this bread:Philippine Mango and Philippine Pineapple - and you absolutely have to try their two newest flavors: Philippine Green Mango and Thai Coconut Chip. These delicious fruits are sourced from unique microclimates with ideal growing conditions to produce a succulent and sweet snack!

Sunsweet has an AWESOME sweepstakes going on: the Sunsweet Find Your Paradise Sweepstakes! You can enter by picking your favorite tropical destination between Hawaii, Caribbean Cruise, or Florida. The winner will be selected randomly and there are additional weekly opportunities to win beach gear and a gift basket with these great new Sunsweet flavors! Enter through the site link above or through Sunsweet's Facebook and Pandora social channels as well.

What new Sunsweet flavor are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comment section below!
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