Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes

These super moist hummingbird cupcakes are light, full of pineapple, chopped bananas, pecans, cinnamon and spices topped off with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

These super moist hummingbird cupcakes are light, full of pineapple, chopped bananas, pecans, cinnamon and spices topped off with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes

Instead of cupcakes, you can also make this recipe into a classic Hummingbird cake and increasing the bake time. More healthy holiday cake and dessert recipes I love are Maple Pecan Cheesecake Shooters, Banana Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Super Moist Carrot Cake.

Hummingbird cake first appeared in Southern Living Magazine back in 1978, originally submitted by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, North Carolina and is known to have won numerous blue ribbons at county fairs. This skinny version does not disappoint! The flavors are reminiscent of a carrot cake, without the carrots and make the perfect Mother’s Day dessert!

These super moist hummingbird cupcakes are light, full of pineapple, chopped bananas, pecans, cinnamon and spices topped off with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

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Skinny Hummingbird Cupcakes

These super moist hummingbird cupcakes are light, full of pineapple, chopped bananas, pecans, cinnamon and spices topped off with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar (I used raw)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice, drained well
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz 1/3-less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 22 pecan halves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir well with a whisk.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir well. Add banana and pineapple; mix well.
  3. Fold wet ingredients and chopped pecans with the dry ingredients, batter will be stiff and dry but keep folding it and it will all come together.
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake tin. Bake at 350° for about 23 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Meanwhile, to prepare frosting, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.
  7. Spread frosting over the cupcakes once they are cooled. Garnish each cupcake with a pecan half on top.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 22 servings, Serving Size: 1 cupcake

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 7
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 198 calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 16.5mg
  • Sodium: 284mg
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Protein: 3g
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