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Hummingbird cupcakes recipe

Moist cupcakes with a distinct tropical flavour, made with coconut, pineapple and bananas. These tasty morsels are a little bite of island life. Kidspot NZ



  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 (300g) bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 (150g) medium fresh pineapple, chopped
  • Shredded or desiccated coconut to decorated


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Sift flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir in sugar.

Add oil, eggs, pecans, banana and pineapple to flour mixture. Mix well.

Divide mixture between paper cases. Sprinkle with coconut.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.

Cool and devour.


  • These cupcakes freeze really well.
  • With no dairy in these cupcakes, they’re perfect for those of us with lactose intolerance problems.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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