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Pineapple Bread

close up shot of slices of bread with diced pineapples on a wooden board
You'll be whisked away to a tropical paradise with this pineapple bread that is bursting with juicy bites of sweetness.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices
Calories 273 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (this is about half of a block)
  • teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapples in 100% juice, drained


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously spray an 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan with baking spray (Baker’s Joy or a generic version).
  • Using a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set it aside.
  • Using either a stand mixer or a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened cream cheese and vanilla for 30 seconds.
  • Add the granulated sugar and continue to mix for 1 minute.
  • Add the egg and mix until combined.
  • Add the sour cream and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until well incorporated.
  • Fold in the drained crushed pineapple.
  • Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes away clean.
  • Allow the pineapple bread to rest in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove the pineapple bread from the loaf pan and allow it to completely cool before slicing.


  • Make sure the canned crushed pineapples are in 100% juice and not syrup.
  • You can line the loaf pan with parchment paper “wings” before spraying with baking spray to help lift it out of the loaf pan.
  • It is very important to allow the pineapple bread to completely cool before slicing.
  • If you are planning to freeze this pineapple loaf cake, you can spray a light layer of nonstick spray to keep the thawed loaf from sticking to the plastic wrap.


Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 280mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 279IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg