Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Eggless Peppermint Banana Bread


This is a delicious eggless banana bread of the season loaded with peppermint flavors, stuffed with peppermint cream cheese, and topped with white chocolate, candy canes and peppermint crunch candies. 



Banana breads are versatile and that makes them a unique choice to make them with seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Banana Bread and Eggless Banana Almond Gingerbread. This peppermint loaf is an addition to the list. When the bread is stuffed with cream cheese, it is totally delicious! Cream cheese pairs well with many flavors, and so the flavors in these bread blend harmoniously creating the ultimate breakfast experience. This is an eggless loaf, the bananas and aquafaba give a great texture and softness to the bread.  For a variation, this can be baked into mini loaves or even muffins. 








This loaf has tons of peppermint flavor. Peppermint syrup, peppermint extract, peppermint candy canes, and Andes peppermint crunch. The cream cheese layer has the peppermint crunch and the candy canes. Even with this many layers of peppermint flavoring, this is not overwhelming at all. Both banana and peppermint can be overpowering flavors, but in this loaf, both these are perfectly balanced. Just the right amounts of both!



Peppermint flavor is the flavor of the season. Don’t you agree? Peppermint has a strong odor, with a warm herbaceous taste and a cooling after taste because of the menthol present in higher concentration. This gives a refreshing taste and it is my favorite one. A cup of Peppermint Hot Cocoa or Peppermint Mocha is my go to choice. These Peppermint Hot Cocoa Bombs are  great edible gifts too! Here are more recipes using peppermint.









Priya suggested the theme as Festive Recipes in our Shhhh Secretly Cooking Group, and by the way, her blog has a wonderful collection of recipes for each festival. Preethi is my partner this month and her recipe for Tahitian Donut is on my top list to do.  She suggested peppermint syrup and aquafaba as the secret ingredients. I made this loaf using the ingredients. In turn, I gave coconut milk and condensed milk as the secret ingredients and she made this delicious payasam. Any festive occasions are incomplete without a payasam.




This delicious peppermint eggless banana bread with cream cheese is my share for the Bakeathon 2022. This is my 12th baked recipe for this event this month and here are the links to the recipes shared earlier. 






Ingredients

All purpose flour - 2cups
Bananas - 1.5 cups
Peppermint syrup - 1/4 cup
Candy canes - 2 tbsp
Peppermint crunch candies - 1.5 tbsp
Baking powder-1.5 tsp
Baking soda3/4tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Aquafaba - 3 tbsp
Peppermint extract - 1/2 tsp

For the Cream Cheese Stuffing

Cream cheese - 8 -oz, room temperature
Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp
Peppermint candy canes - 1.5 tbsp
Andes peppermint crunch - 1.5 tbsp
Aquafaba - 1 tbsp
Cornstarch - 1 tsp

Topping

Candy canes - 1.5 tbsp, crushed
Peppermint crunch candies - 1.5 tbsp, chopped
White chocolate - 1.5cups



Method


To a bowl, add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, corn starch, aquafaba and beat well until fluffy.


Add the crushed candy canes and peppermint crunch candies. fold in the candies and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Toa bowl, add the mashed bananas, aquafaba, peppermint syrup, peppermint extract, sugar, milk, and mix well.


Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix quickly.


Fold in the crushed candy canes and peppermint crunch candies.


Line a 9X5-in baking pan with parchment. Pour half the batter into the pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture. Add the remaining batter on top. Tap a few times.


Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 58-60 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely.


Melt the chocolate chips in microwave in 30 seconds interval. Mix thoroughly to have a smooth melted chocolate.


Pour the chocolate on top of the banana bread. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes and peppermint crunch candies. Let it set.


Slice and serve.











10 comments:

  1. I love that this delicious looking bread does not contain eggs. What a great holiday quick bread . Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog

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  2. Oh my goodness this is a treat for peppermint lovers. A completely different flavour with all the peppermint goodies in it. Looks very festive.

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  3. A wonderful way to use up candies and candy canes which usually get leftover after Christmas. Love how you've given the basic banana bread new flavour and texture too. I've yet to try out aquafaba in my eggless bakes.

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  4. what a wonderful way to 'up cycle' the candies and xmas treats to a yummy banana bread ! so loving the bread AND the idea ! - Kalyani

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  5. I love, love, love everything about this bread! Peppermint candies, cream cheese, candy canes, bananas - what's to not like? A definite treat for peppermint lovers.

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  6. Eggless peppermint banana bread sounds incredible. A fabulous treat for all peppermint lovers. Beautiful bake Radha. - Preethi.

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  7. I love to munch on peppermint and it has been my childhood fav . I am now inquisitive and curious to know how peppermint flavored bread would taste like !! A perfect Christmas or New year Treat for kids and adults

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  8. My kids love the peppermint flavor and I am sure the would definitely enjoy these. Love how the cake has been presented.

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  9. Peppermint banana bread is an interesting twist to the banana bread. It looks tasty and a good way to use the leftover peppermints

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  10. A definite treat for peppermint lovers. perfect Christmas or New year Treat for anyage groups

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