Hummingbird Muffins
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Hummingbird Muffins

Moist banana muffins packed with cinnamon, chunks of pineapple, and pecans, then topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, hummingbird, muffins
Servings: 18
Author: Brit Wolfe


Hummingbird Muffins

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 4 small to medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple with the juice

Cinnamon Streusel

  • 6 Tbsp. vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350ยบF.
  • Mix the ground flaxseed with 7 Tbsp. of water and set aside to let thicken, about 5-7 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and the flaxseed mixture and continue mixing until fluffy and fully combined, about 3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and cinnamon). Add half of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and let mix on a medium-low speed until almost fully combined.
  • Add the mashed bananas, then the remaining dry ingredients. Let mix until almost fully combined, then fold in the pineapple and the pecans. Fold gently to prevent overmixing.
  • Scoop the muffin batter into paper-lined muffin tins. I used muffin liners that are slightly larger than regular muffins, so if you use a regular-sized muffin tin, you will get more muffins.
  • For the streusel, sift together the flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the sugar and mix well. Cut up the butter and add to the mixture, then mix with a fork (or your hands!) until the mixture resembles wet crumbs.
  • Crumble the streusel mixture over the top of each muffin and press slightly to adhere the streusel to the muffin.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until the muffins are risen and lightly golden brown.