I first tried hummingbird cake a random party I went to a few years back. I’m not sure how anyone can complain about cake though honestly. What I didn’t know when having hummingbird cake a while back was one of the main components is banana and bananas are not a fruit I quite enjoy…at all. I guess I didn’t really even know what hummingbird cake was, I just knew I liked it when I had it at a party once.
2/3 cup flour
1/2 mushy banana (or one small mushy banana)
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 tablespoon brown sugar (not packed)
¼ cup sweetener (I used stevia)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup milk
Mix dry ingredients together.
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl (except pineapple and banana…add last).
Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and cook on your griddle.
Here is something I’ll be completely honest about. When researching Hummingbird cakes, I actually had no idea they had banana in them until doing my research. I don’t care for banana at all. It’s a fruit that I just don’t find appetizing. I was a bit put off by it at first but upon realizing that I enjoyed the cake and didn’t know that it had banana in it…I’d at least try it in pancake form. Which I did.
The banana is not a strong component of the pancake which is something I personally enjoy about it. It wouldn’t be “true hummingbird style” without the banana and I don’t really hone in the banana taste. Am I going to go eat a bunch of bananas and turn into a monkey now? No, but I thought the pancakes were good despite having one of the few foods I don’t care for.
So that’s that. I enjoy these pancakes a lot too but seeing as I don’t buy bananas for myself personally, I don’t know how often I’ll make them.
I actually just topped it with vanilla yogurt because the expiration date of the yogurt was the next day and thought…why not?
Questions for you:
Least favorite fruit?
Have you ever had Hummingbird cake?