Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Mini Loaves| I’m Lovin’ It


From pineapple to cream cheese, Pineapple Banana Hummingbird mini loaves have the same great flavors as the  popular layer cake but simplified by baking in mini loaf pans.  It’s easy as can be when you use a cake mix, instant pudding mix, and canned pineapple.

Hummingbird Loaf 

I’m a big fan of quick breads.  They are so easy to mix up and bake, not to mention the flavor combinations are almost endless.

Need something sweet in a hurry? Quick bread is your answer.  Need a treat for an afternoon snack or cup to tea?  Quick bread is there for you! 

Last year I had a little slice of Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Loaf when I visited the Dole Fruit booth at BlogHer .  It’s a quick bread version of the famous Hummingbird Cake, without all the sugar and a little lighter on the frosting, but every bit as fork-licking delicious!  

No one is really certain about how this cake got its name… some say that the cake is so delicious it makes you hum with happiness while others think the cake is named because it’s sweet enough for hummingbirds. Another theory is that people hover around the cake similar to the way hummingbirds hover around flowers……….. regardless of how it got it’s name, this Southern tradition is a flavor combination that can’t be beat!

I choose to leave the pecans out because my family isn’t a fan of nuts in  quick breads – but you can certainly throw in a 1/2 chopped pecans in the batter or on top with the icing!

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If your family loves quick breads like mine, I bet they will love this sweet Pineapple and Banana Hummingbird Loaf  topped with delicious Cream Cheese Glaze.

Banana Pineapple Hummingbird Loaf

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 25 servings or 5 mini loaves

Banana Pineapple Hummingbird Loaf

From pineapple to cream cheese, Pineapple Banana Hummingbird mini loaves have the same great flavors as the original popular layer cake but simplified by baking in mini loaf pans. But it's easy as can be when you use a cake mix, instant pudding mix, and canned pineapple.


  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple, juice drained and 1 cup reserved
  • 2 medium,ripe bananas, well mashed
  • For the Icing
  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of Milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350° Grease and flour 5 mini loaf pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, cinnamon, reserved pineapple juice, eggs and oil and mix on medium for 2 minutes, or until well blended. Fold in crushed pineapple, bananas.
  3. Pour batter evenly into 5 loaf pans. Bake 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. While loaves are baking, make icing. Use a small bowl and combine softened cream cheese with milk and sugar until smooth.
  5. Drizzle Cream Cheese Icing over cooled loaves.


recipe from Dole This recipe is for mini loaves, if you would like to make it in a 8" or 9" loaf pan, I have not done this, but I would think you would be able to get 2 loafs, and I would check for doneness around 60 minutes.

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More Hummingbird Recipes you might enjoy:

Hummingbird Cupcakes  from Seed at the Table

Hummingbird Cake  from Boulder Locavore

Hummingbird Pancakes  at Rachel Cooks

Hummingbird Cupcakes at Cupcake Project

Hummingbird Celebration Cake from The Pretty Blog

Hummingbird Bundt Cake from The Messy Baker Blog

Hummingbird in a Cage Cake from Sprinkle Bakes

Tropical Hummingbird Cake from Country Clever

Hummingbird Cupcakes from She Makes and Bakes

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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