Anytime I see a recipe with hummingbird in the title I perk up. I love hummingbird cake with its signature bananas, pineapples, nuts, coconut and spices. As a follower of FOOD52, I was intrigued by a recipe entered in the contest for banana recipes. At this point I don’t know which of the entries will win, but this is a winner in my humble opinion.
I love the introduction of a fresh orange, including the pulp and zest. It adds a moistness to the loaf. The coconut is a fun addition. Buttermilk is a big part of the mix and the buttermilk glaze makes everything work together. This is a stellar recipe and I hope that Carrie does well in the contest. Keep checking on FOOD52 to see who wins.
Check out Carries recipe here. Note that she left out one ingredient; 1 teaspoon baking soda.