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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!

Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Loaf at TidyMom

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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    Thanks for hosting, Cheryl! Have a wonderful Easter!

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    Thanks for the party Cheryl!!!

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    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl! THat pineapple & banana bread looks so good! Now I’m hungry! Have a wonderful weekend & Happy Easter! Angie xo

  4. 5

    That bread looks delicious! I’ve never made a quick bread before. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
    Jenn xo

  5. 6

    That bread looks amazing! I just adore all your food photography…you inspire me :-) Thank you so much for the fun party!!!

  6. 7

    Thank you so much for hosting! That bread looks fabulous!

  7. 8

    Owwww these look delicious! Pinned and shared :) Thanks for hosting the party!

  8. 9

    Thanks for the party and have a great Easter! :)

  9. 10

    Oh my goodness, that pineapple loaf sounds amazing! I may have to add that to my Easter shopping list!!

  10. 11

    This looks sooo good Cheryl!!

    xo, Tanya

  11. 12

    The bread looks awesome! Yum! Thanks for hosting and I have you have a great weekend and a great Easter!

  12. 13

    WOW, Cheryl!! The pineapple banana humming bird loaf looks INCREDIBLE!! Thanks for sharing! Appreciate you hosting another fabulous party!! I hope you and your family enjoy a beautiful Easter! :)

  13. 14

    I’m always looking for new things to do with bananas. Love this Cheryl- thanks!

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    Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a very Happy Easter weekend. I can’t wait to try your yummy bread!

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    My kind of quick bread! 15 minutes prep? Yes, ma’am! :) Thanks for the link!

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    I am making this today. Yummy. Thank you.

  17. 18

    Wow, Cheryl this looks so delicious!! Love bread and especially swet mini loaves.
    Thanks for the party & HAPPY EASTER! :)

  18. 20

    I love hummingbird cake.
    Your loaves look great!

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    I love your easy recipe for Humming Bird Loaves and will use it soon! My favorite quick bread is probably banana nut bread … I always have over-ripe bananas. Thank you for hosting :)

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    Love how bright and cheery this loaf looks!

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    My mom loves hummingbird cake…forwarding this to her! As always, I find great posts at the I’m Lovin’ It party.
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  22. 24

    I’ve never had banana bread with pineapple in it. What a great idea! Tastes so tropical, I bet!

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    Thanks for hosting the party! You have some great links posted here – I love looking around, it’s like an even-better Pinterest :) Have a great weekend!


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    thank you so much for the party!
    have a wonderful jelly bean Easter :-)

  25. 27

    Cheryl, your Pineapple Banana Hummingbird Loaf sounds SO good right now! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been craving everything with pineapple lately. Thanks for the link party!

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    WOW! I am so glad I have found you. You have a wonderful site with so many great recipes, can’t wait to cook. Thanks for the great contest, sure hope I win!!

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    Sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  28. 30

    this recipe sounds amazing, cheryl. love that it uses a cake mix. sounds easy & delish!

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    This looks delicious! The pineapple makes for a tropical feel, even though it’s still FRIGID here in Michigan!

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    How pretty! Love the color ad these and I know they’re delicious!

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    Last week I posted a pineapplec-cocout oil banana bread. I guess I sort of made a Hummingbird bread! Yours looks wonderful, Cheryl! I can only imagine how good your house smelled!

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    Love your Banana pineapple hummingbird loaf. I’d like to make a bunch of them (mini’s) for my choir for Christmas. Can they be frozen?????

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