Hawaiian Bread

Hawaiian Bread

This famous yeast bread is actually a Portuguese sweet bread and is sweetened with pineapple juice as well as sugar. It's delicious toasted for breakfast or used to make sandwiches.

  • Yield: 2 loaves, 12 servings per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)


  • 1 none (6-ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 1 none package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup warm 2% reduced-fat milk (100° to 110°)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • none Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Place pineapple juice in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 45 seconds or until 100° to 110°. Dissolve yeast in warm pineapple juice; let stand 5 minutes.

Place yeast mixture in the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1 cup flour to yeast mixture; beat until combined. Add warm milk, egg substitute, sugar, butter, and salt, beating to combine. Add 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until combined (dough will be very soft and sticky). Beat at medium-low speed 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl. Lightly coat sides of bowl with cooking spray.

Cover bowl with a damp towel. Let dough rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat 2 (8-inch) round pans with cooking spray; dust each pan with 1 tablespoon flour. Divide dough evenly between prepared pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 98none
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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