I don’t think I’ve really shared what our plans for the Summer in Maui are. And as time passes I will definitely have time to share more and more. But for now, suffice it to say that all of Jon’s family has converged in Oahu to attend Jon’s mother, Linda’s graduation. She has finished her doctorate program and getting her Ph.D in Special Education and Child Development. We are so proud of her. But that’s a post for my other sadly neglected blog, Lunar Musings.
For now, as a quick note I wanted to share the utter luxury we have been regaled with since arriving. A family member works for the holding company that owns a series a massive resorts across the world. And its because of this that we are able to enjoy staying at The Royal Hawaiian. The minute we stepped out of the car, everything was taken from us and we were ushered to the front desk, and asked to sit in lovely seats. And as the check in process started, an ’embassador’ came with a tray holding two glasses of a tea that was unbelievable. I haven’t gotten the recipe yet, but I will. It was hibiscus, lemonade, vanilla, and a few other things I can’t remember. Divine.
The room is gorgeous. But see that picture above? After being here an entire day and having arrived back at our room exhausted, we were laying down for a moment before heading back out to meet family. A surprise knock on the door prompted me to reluctantly get up and stand on my poor aching feet, only to be greeted by another ’embassador’ holding this lovely tray. “We wanted to welcome you again to The Royal Hawaiian!”
Now, its true. I can’t eat this, but Jon can and did. But it was just the constant attentiveness that has made this place so indulgent to be at.
Oh. And the banana bread that Jon said was delicious? Came with a recipe card!
::The Royal Hawaiian Banana Bread::
*Please note that I have not made this recipe, and it is in fact incomplete. This is merely to share the contents of the card that came with the bread. I have emailed the hotel to see about getting a complete recipe and have yet to receive a response.*
4-5 mashed bananas (use ripe ones)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
cinnamon to taste
1/2 cup Macadamia nuts as an option. You can use any nuts.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease your 2x4x8 inch size loaf pan. Take a large bowl and add sugar, shortening (or oil) and eggs. Mix for a while. Add mashed bananas and mix some more. Add all the dry ingredients into the bowl – flour, salt, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda and mix. You will have a very thick batter. As an option, mix in the nuts of your choice. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for approximately one hour. Stick a toothpick in your banana bread to see if it comes out clean. Leave it for a few minutes to cool. Then serve. (If you would like the banana bread recipe even moister, add more bananas.)
Enjoy the Goddess treatment!! You deserve every luscious second of it and more!!
Belinda @zomppa says
Ooo – what a lovely treat! Congrats to Dr. Mom!
Patty Price says
What a beautiful loaf of banana bread!
The Rowdy Chowgirl says
It's so nice to be treated like royalty every now and then!
penny aka jeroxie says
Beautiful piece of bread!!
I agree… I think that we should all allow ourselves to be pampered every now and then. It so puts a spring in your step!
s. stockwell says
We did stay at the Royal Hawaiian many times and the best is their Luau that is held out on the lawn with dozens of chinese lanterns and an enormous spread with so many creative dishes. Lovely dancers and the whole experience is magical. Hope you go? Love your blog and posts!
We're not big fans of the big tourist productions so didn't attend. We were there only because Jon's mother was graduating. So for the two days we stayed there, it was really non stop family activities which were wonderful. But I must say that returning to that room each night and waking up in those amazing sheets was quite a treat. If we ever find ourselves on Oahu again, I would love to stay there, although if we did go, we'd likely end up on the North Shore!
Thank you so much for stopping by my little foodie corner of the blogosphere!
That looks great. I love banana bread and I normally use pecans. I bet this would be good with a little coconut. But maybe that is just me 😀
Your visit to the Royal Hawaiian sounds enchanting.
Just wondering about the hibiscus cooler you mention. Could one of the ingredients be rose water?
Continue to enjoy Hawaii.
Oh, the Royal is my favorite place in the world! And we’re supposed to be there right now but had to cancel due to illness. I love their banana bread so thank you for posting the recipe. But, in the text of the recipe you mention adding baking powder and baking soda but they’re not included in the ingredient list. What are the measurements needed for these two ingredients. Mahalo and aloha!
You know? I hadn't noticed the discrepancy! How I typed it out for my blog is exactly how it was printed on the recipe card that the Royal Hawaiian included with the bread. Might have to give them a little call to get a better version!
Jello Girl says
I was disappointed that you had not actually made this bread before posting the recipe. I had most of the ingredients in mixing bowl when I noticed that the measurements for baking powder and baking soda were missing- very frusterating! The picture is beautiful, but please let your readers know about the error in this post before they try to make it. Thanks, Jello Girl joyofjello.com
I'm sorry that the post and comments weren't clear for you. I assumed it was clear that I was simply sharing the image of the bread that was presented at our hotel door, along with a direct quote from the recipe card that came with it. The comment directly above yours also points out that the recipe card does have some discrepancies in the baking soda and powder ingredients. I am however going to add a note right above the recipe that states again, that I haven't made the bread, and am merely sharing the gift we received.
On another note, I have emailed the hotel letting them know that the recipe card needs some more clarification, but have yet to receive a response.
We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Royal Hawaiian and saved the Banana Bread recipe card
and hope to return soon
Here's the missing, the rest of the recipe is correct
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Cathy! Thank you so much for adding this! I admit that after trying to contact them about the recipe a few times with no response, I just gave up!