Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert, Breads, Cakes
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 9" x 5" loaf pan
A twist on a Southern classic. How does soft and moist banana bread with a half-cup of crushed pineapple sound? Thought so.
  • 1.5 c flour
  • .5 t baking soda
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 c sugar
  • .5 t cinnamon
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white (smushed up a little with a fork)
  • 6 T canola oil
  • 1 t vanilla
  • .5 c crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 c mashed bananas (about 2, depending on your bananas)
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients - optional*:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • bag of powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon) in a large bowl.
  3. Add the egg, egg white, and oil, stirring until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Stir in the vanilla, pineapple, and banana, and mix until evenly incorporated.
  5. Spray and flour a 9" x 5" bread pan. {Many brands actually have a spray for this!}
  6. Spoon in the batter with a spatula, and bake at 350 degrees until the batter rises and turns golden. The pan should be just over ½ full.** Baking can take up to an hour, but check on it around 45 minutes to be sure. Very lightly press on the top - it should feel firm in the middle. If it starts to brown too much while you wait for it to cook through in the middle, take a piece of aluminum foil and lay it lightly over the top.
If making cream cheese frosting:
  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  2. Gradually sift in powdered sugar, beating as you go, until it reaches a consistency that you like.
  3. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Wait until the Hummingbird Bread cools to frost it.
* The frosting quantity will be more than you need, but a full batch will mix more evenly than half, and I bet you will find a use for the leftovers. If you have any.

** Your batter may vary in volume a bit, depending on the size of the bananas you use, and the size of your loaf pan. If you have extra batter, you will enjoy a Hummingbird Muffin or two!
Recipe by My Utensil Crock at