Makes 2 generous loaves
3 cups all-purpose unbleached flour (15 oz)
2 cups granulated sugar (14 oz)
1 teaspoon table salt 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla until creamy; stir in pineapple and bananas. With a rubber spatula,fold in the dry ingredients just until moistened. Add walnuts if using.
2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.