Please, for the love of Dog, make this for yourself. When I read about this on the blog of a gal in Bali I knew I had to make this. Sugar, butter and all (will try to make it a little healthier the neeeext time). The only change I did make was to swap out 1/2 cup of unbleached flour for whole wheat. I would have prefered to add nuts, but the Monster doesn't like pecans or walnuts...hmph. Maybe add 1/2 cup of either of those and it would be just right. You could always add unsweetened dessicated coconut too for a little extra texture. I found the powdered coconut milk/cream in the Asian foods aisle at Central Market.
Thai Coconut Pineapple Curry Banana Bread:
(from Airy Fairy Cupcake's blog)
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar (I used granulated evaporated cane juice)
1/2 cup brown sugar (organic)
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp coconut cream powder (or unsweetened coconut...I might do both next time)
1 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp mild curry powder
1/2 cup chopped pineapple (I used fresh, don't know if canned would be fine also)
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour (I used 1 cup of unbleached white and 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour...thinking I'll try some whole spelt flour next time)
optional: chopped nuts...1/3-1/2 cup?
Preheat oven to 325F. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
In a large bowl mix the melted butter, mashed bananas and coconut cream powder with a spoon. Mix in sugars, egg, lime juice and curry powder. Add pineapple and mix. Mix in baking soda. Add the flour and mix. Pour into greased 4x8 (mine was 8.5) loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour (I baked mine for 1 hr 20 min). Cool on rack before removing from pan.