Kona Inn Banana Bread: A Taste Of Hawaiian Paradise

If you’re looking for a Hawaiian-style twist on traditional banana bread, then Kona Inn banana bread is your perfect pick! With a moist, flavorful crumb and a sweet, tropical-inspired taste, this golden-topped, sticky-sweet vegetarian dish is sure to transport you to paradise.

This scrumptious, Hawaiian-inspired recipe takes your favorite simple banana bread and adds a twist. It’s packed with chopped macadamia nuts, which offer the perfect nutty crunch and amazing texture, while the hint of coconut adds a subtle yet fragrant twist that perfectly complements the sweet and chewy banana.


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– ½ teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon salt
– ¾ stick (6 tablespoons) butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2-3 ripe mashed bananas
– ½ cup chopped macadamia nuts
– ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until fully combined.
5. Add the mashed bananas and beaten until just blended.
6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring just until blended.
7. Stir in the chopped macadamia nuts and coconut.
8. Spoon the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
9. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
10. Allow to cool before removing from pan and slicing.

Serving Suggestions:

Kona Inn banana bread is sweet enough to be enjoyed on its own or topped with a dollop of cream cheese. However, if you really want to up the stakes, you can top it with a scoop of sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of coconut flakes for an even more decadent treat. Serve with a side of freshly brewed Kona coffee for an extra dose of paradise!

Kona Inn banana bread is the ideal way to experience a taste of the tropics right in your own kitchen — no plane ticket required. Try it today and make memories you’ll never forget!