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Island Banana Bread

Welcome to #SummerGamesWeek 2021 hosted by Amy from House of Nash Eats!  We are celebrating the start of the Tokyo Games with over 50 recipes representing more than 25 countries competing in the upcoming Summer Games! Come join me and my fellow Summer Games Week bloggers as we bring you recipes from appetizers to drinks to entrĂ©es and desserts!

Let's learn a bit about the team from the Bahamas, then I want to share with you a delightful bread that is so island-like that will put you in a tropical mood!

The Bahamas at the Olympics

The Bahamas first competed in the Olympic Games in 1952.  They have a total of six golds in athletics and sailing.  Their first gold was in 1964 when Durward Knowles and Cecil Cooke won the Mixed Two Person Keelboat event in Tokyo.  The Bahamas missed the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow when they participated in the boycott.

The Olympic Team for the Bahamas:

Athletics Men

Samson Colebrooke – 100m; Steven Gardiner – 200m and 400m; Jamal Wilson – high jump and Donald Thomas (provisional) – high jump.

Athletics Women

Tynia Gaither – 100m and 200m; Shaunae Miller-Uibo – 200m and 400m; Brianne Bethel – 200m; Anthonique Strachan – 200m; Pedrya Seymour – 100m hurdles and Doneisha Anderson, Megan Moss and Lacathera Cooper joining Miller-Uibo, Strachan and Bethel for the 4 x 400m relay. 

Aquatics Women

Joanna Evans – 200m and 400m freestyle and Laura Morley (provisional).

Aquatics Men

Izaak Bastian – 100m and 200m breaststroke.


Rudolph Ferguson – Head Coach/Athletics
Ronald Cartwright
Rupert Gardiner
David Charlton
Andrew Loveitt

The Recipe

I chose this banana nut bread to represent the island of the Bahamas. Bananas and macadamia nuts are both produced in the Bahamas and are readily available. This is so easy to make and you will probably have most ingredients on hand.

How ripe do the bananas need to be?

I use very ripe bananas but you can use any banana that is easily mashed. I have used less than the four that the recipe calls for, and you will get a less moist loaf with a little less flavor, but it is still very delicious.

Can I use regular milk instead of almond milk?

Yes, you sure can.

Monday #SummerGamesWeek Recipes

Bahama Banana Bread
8 slices
Terri Steffes
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
50 Min
inactive time
20 Min
Total time
1 H & 19 M

Bahama Banana Bread

Bananas are a primary fruit in the Bahamas. Enjoy this delicious fruit bread with a little added crunch.


  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp of baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp of Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp of Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of Macadamia Nuts, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and lay the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, add the eggs, mashed bananas, and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it in.
  4. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes.  Remove from the oven and brush the top with the melted butter and sprinkle over the macadamia nuts. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer.


Let cool for about 20 minutes before slicing.

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  1. I happen to have macadamia nuts in my freezer. I love how you included the information about the Bahamas in your post.

  2. I love banana bread and macadamia nuts sound like a great choice for the nuts, I need to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jennifer5:49 PM

    Wow, big banana flavor and delicious macadamia for an added crunch. What a fabulous bread!

  4. Rebecca5:56 PM

    Yum! Bahama Banana Bread is the perfect summer snack for me and my family! The macadamia nuts added the perfect crunch to this moist, delicious banana bread! I can't wait to make this again and share it with friends!

  5. You can't go wrong with macadamia nuts and bananas!

  6. What a lovely loaf! This sounds delicious and I can smell the Island flavors. Yum! Great choice!

  7. Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make and really helpful banana bread recipe! It tasted so good and fam loves it! Will make this again!

  8. I love that you chose a recipe representing the Bahamas! We love banana bread but I have never tried it with macadamia nuts. It sounds delicious and I've got bananas ripening on my counter now so I can make it!

  9. How fun to highlight the team! And the recipe looks so good!


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