Hummingbird Banana Bread

May 26, 2021
Hummingbird Banana Bread combines the classic pineapple, banana, and pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake to create one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread.

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Creative banana bread flavors are so fun and tasty. Sure, who doesn't love a classic go-to banana bread recipe like our buttermilk banana bread? -- But fun flavors like pumpkin banana bread and chocolate chip banana bread sure put a delicious spin on this family-favorite.

Our newest favorite banana bread twist is this Hummingbird Banana Bread. Loaded with the classic pineapple, banana, and pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake, this tasty banana bread is also loaded with fabulous flavor. It's got a little coconut thrown in for good measure, too. -- Which only enhances the great taste of the classic hummingbird combo.

Hummingbird Banana Bread is one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread.

Traditional Hummingbird Cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting. To stand in for that, Hummingbird Banana Bread is drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze. The glaze adds that little bit of sweetness to be reminiscent of frosted cake, and is a really nice touch on every slice.

Enjoy a slice or two for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon snack. But no matter when you enjoy it, Hummingbird Banana Bread is one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread.

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Hummingbird Banana Bread Ingredients:

This Hummingbird Banana Bread recipe calls for the basic ingredients typically used to make banana bread, plus a few additional spices and special ingredients to make it "hummingbird" flavor.

For pantry basics, you'll need:
  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • canola oil
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract

For spices, you'll need:
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground allspice
  • ground ginger

To make the banana bread "hummingbird," you'll need:
  • mashed ripe banana
  • crushed pineapple
  • sweetened flaked coconut
  • chopped pecans

Hummingbird Banana Bread Ingredients Image

Hummingbird Banana Bread Glaze Ingredients:

Hummingbird Banana Bread is topped with a simple vanilla glaze that adds sweetness reminiscent of the frosting on traditional Hummingbird Cake.

To make the glaze, you'll need:
  • confectioners' sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • water

Hummingbird Banana Bread Glaze Ingredients Image

How to Make Hummingbird Banana Bread:

To whip up a loaf of Hummingbird Banana Bread, start by first working with the dry ingredients. 

In a large bowl, combine some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, sweetened flaked coconut, chopped pecans, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Then once they're stirred together, make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients -- some crushed pineapple, mashed banana, canola oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined. It's important to stop stirring as soon as the dry ingredients are moistened and everything's just barely combined, as overmixing can negatively affect the texture of the baked bread.
Spoon the batter into a greased 9-inch loaf pan. Then bake the loaf until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, which takes about 55-60 minutes.
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Once baked, let the loaf cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the pan and remove the loaf to let it cool completely on a wire rack.

After the loaf is completely cooled, prepare the glaze. 

In a small bowl, whisk together some confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, a tiny bit of water, and a small pinch of cinnamon. Check the consistency, and add a little bit more water, if needed, to reach a good consistency for drizzling.

Glaze for Hummingbird Banana Bread Image

Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cooled loaf.  Then let the glaze stand for a bit to set up.

Slice this banana bread using a sawing motion with a serrated knife to prevent crumbling. I have had the slices crumble a good bit sometimes when using a regular knife to slice the loaf.

Drizzling Glaze on Hummingbird Banana Bread Image

So if you love fun and creative banana bread flavors, definitely give this Hummingbird Banana Bread a try. Loaded with the classic pineapple, banana, and pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake, it's also loaded with great flavor.

It's one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread, for sure.

Slice of Hummingbird Banana Bread Image
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Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Hummingbird Banana Bread

Hummingbird Banana Bread

Hummingbird Banana Bread combines the classic pineapple, banana, and pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake to create one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 20 M

Ingredients

Bread:
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 c. mashed ripe banana
  • 3/4 c. canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Glaze:
  • 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tsp. water
  • pinch cinnamon

Instructions

Prepare the bread:
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, coconut, chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine pineapple, banana, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  3. Spoon into a greased 9-inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350℉ until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.
  5. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the loaf to loosen them from the pan; remove loaf from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Prepare the glaze:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, vanilla, 2 teaspoons water, and cinnamon. Add 1 more teaspoon water, if needed, to reach desired consistency for drizzling.
  2. Use a spoon to drizzle glaze over cooled loaf. Allow glaze to set.
  3. Slice using a sawing motion with a serrated knife to prevent crumbling.
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Hummingbird Banana Bread ~ This tasty banana bread combines the classic pineapple, banana, & pecan combination of Hummingbird Cake to create one fabulously flavorful variation of everyone's beloved quick bread. And oh my, it's so good!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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3 comments

  1. What a fabulous twist on banana bread. Looking forward to trying this recipe this weekend.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your Hummingbird banana bread at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  2. I don't have canola oil, what would be a substitute.

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    1. Vegetable oil would be our first choice to use as a substitute; we believe coconut oil would also be a good substitute but we have not tried it. Please let us know how your bread turns out.

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