This Banana Cherry Teacake recipe is fit for a modern princess

Brave Banana Cherry Teacake recipe , photo provided by Dole
Brave Banana Cherry Teacake recipe , photo provided by Dole /

While a traditional teacake might be just for tea time, this Banana Cherry Teacake recipe from Dole’s A Recipe for Courage and Kindness Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration proves that a modern twist on the recipe isn’t just for the brave and the bold. Bursting with fruit and whole grains, this recipe will become a family favorite.

Inspiring families to find delicious ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their routines, these Dole recipes balance delicious flavors with creative approaches to food. While healthy eating is always on a parent’s mind, kids want food that is fun. Dole makes finding that combination easy.

As part of the Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration, Dole created several recipes based on 12 Disney Princesses. Taking inspiration from the princesses’ stories, these recipes are more than just another pretty plate of food. Each recipe is meant to promote courage and kindness in all aspects.

In this Banana Cherry Teacake recipe, Dole takes inspiration from Merida, the heroine in Disney’s Brave. For this modern approach, the twist on the Scottish pastry is bursting with bananas and cherries.

The tartness of the cherries in contrast with the sweetness of bananas makes each flavor pop. When topped with a touch of honey, the bite is more enjoyable. Even consider a little Meyer lemon infused honey to make the flavors even brighter.

Lastly, parents will feel good about serving these banana cherry teacakes. Made with whole wheat flour and bursting with fruit, it is an easy way for the whole family to boost their healthy eating habits.

Here’s how to make Brave Banana Cherry Teacake recipe.


  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour plus additional for dusting
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 ripe Dole Bananas, 1 peeled and mashed (about ½ cup), 1 peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 3 tablespoons natural buttery spread with olive oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • Honey for serving (optional)


  1. Whisk flours, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; stir in walnuts and cherries. Whisk mashed banana, milk and buttery spread in a medium bowl. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until incorporated; transfer to lightly floured work surface and knead just until dough comes together. Divide dough into 8 pieces; roll into balls and shape into ¼-inch-thick disks.
  2. Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 dough disks; cook 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Repeat with remaining 1½ tablespoon soil and 4 dough disks. Makes 8 bannocks.
  3. Serve bannocks topped with almond butter and remaining sliced banana; drizzle with honey, if desired

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