This Chocolatey, peppermint infused banana loaf is the perfect mid-afternoon treat to accompany a delicious cup of tea and is actually infused with tea itself! It’s sweet, moist, chocolatey and super indulgent! The bananas provide a delicious natural sweetness and add moisture to the cake, so it doesn’t require any butter or oil.
Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Banana Loaf
The chocolate peppermint frosting just adds that extra special something and decadence to the cake,
which will certainly be one to impress your friends with over afternoon tea.
- For the Loaf:
- 190g Gluten free flour
- 3 Whole eggs
- 250g Banana
- 3tbsp Smooth almond butter
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1/3 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch salt
- 3 tbsp Raw cacao powder or cocoa
- 100g Coconut sugar
- Dash Vanilla extract
- 1 Banana (for topping)
- For the Frosting:
- 125g Cashew Nuts
- 3 tbsp Cacao powder
- 70ml We Are Tea Peppermint Tea
- 3 tbsp Brown rice syrup (add more if required)
Preheat your oven to 180c and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until nice and smooth, then add in the coconut sugar,
almond butter and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then sift in your dry ingredients and fold everything together.
Pour your batter into the loaf tin and smooth over the surface.
Slice the extra banana down the center length ways and place this on top of the loaf for decoration.
Pop this into the oven to bake for 40 minutes, then cover with foil and bake for an additional 20
minutes. Once the loaf Is cooked, allow to cool completely whilst you make the icing.
For the frosting, using your food processor, combine the cashews, cacao powder, tea, brown
rice syrup and coconut oil and blend until smooth and creamy. If your frosting is too thick, gradually
drizzle in some coconut milk and continue to blend until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
Place the frosting in the fridge to chill.
Once the loaf is cooled, spread a generous layer of the frosting, or serve on the side and dig in!