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Choc-banana loaf with chocolate cream frosting

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Ingredients

  • 400 gram tin of coconut cream, chilled overnight in the fridge
  • 125ml honey
  • 120ml coconut oil
  • 3 ripe bananas (270 grams)
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour (240 grams)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking soda (3.8 grams)
  • 1/2 cup cacao/cocoa powder (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (60 grams)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (1 gram)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk of choice (62.5 mls)
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten (100 grams)
  • 2 & 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (40 mls)

Method

  1. Chill coconut cream in the fridge overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 170C / gas mark 3. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  3. In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt honey and coconut oil. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Mash bananas and set aside.
  5. Place flour, baking soda, 1/3 cup of the cacao/cocoa powder, walnuts and cinnamon in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly. Make a well in the centre.
  6. Add milk and bananas to honey mixture and stir to combine. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well. Add eggs and mix thoroughly.
  7. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  8. To make frosting, carefully open the tin of coconut cream and scoop out the thick coconut cream from the top of the can (leave the thinner liquid in the bottom to use in a smoothie).
  9. Whisk cream with remaining cacao/cocoa powder and the maple syrup until smooth. Spread over loaf to serve.

Serving suggestion: top loaf with some sliced banana if desired.

Recipe serves 12 at 318 calories per serve

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