How to Make Homemade Hawaiian Bread
Upgrade your holiday menu this year with homemade Hawaiian Bread. Inspired by those favorite sweet rolls you can find in most grocery stores, this simple make-yourself version is about to become the best loaf of soft, sweet white bread you’ve ever kneaded! If you’re looking for a delish new twist to add to your kitchen table, simply scroll down and grab the recipe. This one’s a winner!

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As basic bread dough, made with the addition of eggs (for added bulk in each bite), pineapple juice and a pinch of ginger and cinnamon, this recipe comes together with just a bit of mixing and about 2 hours of rise time.

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Once risen, you can place the dough directly into a Good Cook AirPerfect 9×5″ Nonstick Loaf Pan, but we think it’s even more lovely to slice the loaves into 3/4″ slices before placing them in your pan. (If desired, you can even dip each of these slices into butter for added flavor in every bite!) This simple slicing technique doesn’t just give a great look to your final loaves, it also makes it easy to serve, since you’ll have ready-scored sliced ready to go when it’s time to serve.

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Once baked, this delicious bread offers up light, sweet slices. Slightly more dense than basic white bread, one giant slice of this incredible Hawaiian bread tastes great as an inviting holiday side, and also pairs nicely with beef and chicken. Giant toasted slices are perfect for sandwiches, as well. You’ve gotta try this bread with leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and a little bit of mayo!

Or, serve it for breakfast or brunch, topped with butter and honey or your favorite jam. You can even grill slices with cinnamon sugar to make a superquick coffee-shop inspired dessert, too. This bread is just perfect for just about every time you eat!

How to Make Homemade Hawaiian Bread

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Homemade Hawaiian Bread

Soft and fluffy, this pineapple-sweetened bread makes a perfect accompaniment to any meal. So good, it may even double for dessert, too!

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 12


  • 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes yeast
  • 1/4 cup very warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 6-7 cups flour
  • nonstick baking spray


Grease two Good Cook 9×5″ nonstick loaf pans with baking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together yeast and water. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes, then whisk in pineapple juice, about 3/4 of the melted butter, sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and 3 eggs, mixing until well beaten. Stir in half of the flour with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the remaining flour, adding just enough to form a soft dough that is not sticky. Turn out onto a lightly floured baking sheet, knead for 5 minutes, then place in a large bowl. Cover with a clean towel and place in a warm, dry spot for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in bulk. Turn bread out onto a lightly floured workspace. Slice into two large rounds. Roll each round into a long oval loaf. Slice each into 3/4″-1″ pieces with a sharp knife. Gently transfer each sliced loaf directly into prepared loaf pans. Cover and allow to rise for another 1 hour, or until double in bulk. Whisk together remaining egg and melted butter, until well combined. Coat the tops of each loaf with the egg wash using a pastry brush. Bake loaves in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until the top of the loaves are golden brown and the centers are no longer doughy. Allow to cool before serving. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 2


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