By Jenny Pham
Hummingbird Bread is known as a fancier version of banana bread. The two essentially yields the same flavors, except Hummingbird Bread includes more tropical flavors and has a secret ingredient that unlocks more moisture within its DNA. Having originated in Jamaica, this bread is now widely popular in the southern states and can take the form of bread, cake, or cookies!
So why is it called Hummingbird Bread? Some say it’s because the bread is so sweet that it attracts Hummingbirds and others claim that since it originated in Jamaica, it is named after the country’s national bird, which is a Hummingbird. Regardless of the name, the bread is so good, you might not settle for plain banana bread ever again.
If you haven’t had the chance to try Hummingbird Bread, you are in for a treat. Typically paired with smooth cream cheese frosting, this bread contains notes of banana, pineapple, and coconut. The banana flavor overpowers the other, making it resemble what we know as regular banana bread, but the crushed pineapple and pineapple juice (yes, we’re adding it all in there!) contributes to the soft and moist interior of this bread. These base ingredients work so well together and with other additions such as pecans, chocolate, or even caramel so you can elevate the recipe however you’d like!