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Easy Hummingbird Bread: Authentic Southern Taste, Quick Prep

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Bananas, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans make this cake delicious, but the cream cheese frosting makes it irresistible!
Easy Hummingbird Bread

The tropical flavors in this bread will make you want to double the recipe and either freeze one loaf or gift it to someone you love. Bananas, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans make this cake delicious, but the cream cheese frosting makes it irresistible! This bread is perfect for brunch or any gathering.

Easy Hummingbird Bread

Ingredients for Hummingbird Bread:

To make this tropical delight, you will need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Chopped pecans
  • Shredded coconut
  • Vanilla extract
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Easy Hummingbird Bread

How To Make Hummingbird Bread

  1. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Stir in the crushed pineapple, banana puree, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 mins, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely.

Once cooled, make the frosting: using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and softened butter until creamy. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread it over the cooled bread and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

How To Make Sure My Bread Is Moist?

Try not to overmix the batter and make sure you add the pineapple and its juice. Also, be careful not to overbake the cake, so start checking on it about 50 mins into the cooking time.

Can This Bread Be Made Into Muffins?

Sure! You just have to adjust the baking time. 18-22 minutes should be enough time. Remember to use the toothpick method to check for doneness.

Easy Hummingbird Bread

Easy Hummingbird Bread: Authentic Southern Taste, Quick Prep

Bananas, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans make this cake delicious, but the cream cheese frosting makes it irresistible!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 LOAF = 10 SLICES
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup canola oil (or the oil of your choice)
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple undrained
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, plus more for topping
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

For the cream cheese frosting

  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  • Whisk in the eggs, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Stir in the crushed pineapple, banana puree, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 mins, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool down completely.
  • Once cooled, make the frosting: using a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and softened butter until creamy. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread it over the cooled bread and sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 7mg

Frequently Asked Questions

What If I Don’t Have Ripe Bananas?

You can speed-ripen bananas by placing them in a paper bag overnight. They won’t be as sweet as naturally-ripened bananas, but it’s a good shortcut.

Can I Use Different Nuts?

Feel free to use the nuts of your choice. You can use chopped almonds, walnuts, or even pistachios. You can omit the nuts overall!

Can I Make This Without An Electric Mixer?

You don’t need an electric mixer to make the bread. I used a whisk and a rubber spatula. To make the frosting, you can use the whisk and spatula too, but make sure the butter and cream cheese are soft or the frosting won’t be as creamy.

Can The Pineapple Be Omitted?

Yes it can, but you may need to add more banana or a bit of milk to substitute the moisture from the crushed pineapple.

How Can I Make My Bread Healthier?

Using whole wheat flour (half whole wheat, half all-purpose), reducing the amount of sugar, or using a no-caloric sweetener instead, and a reduced-fat cream cheese make for healthier bread!

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