Chai Spiced Banana Bread

July 16, 2014

Chai BB

Every summer around this time, I always seem to get the urge to watch all of the Harry Potter movies. I realize that’s not a typical reaction to nice, warm weather. Instead of playing in the sun, I draw the blinds, turn up the AC (so I can snuggle under a blanket and drink tea) and start my marathon.

I finished re-watching the last movie yesterday. Now I’m in my post-Harry Potter wave of feelings. To help, I tried out a new banana bread recipe.

Because I had been drinking copious amounts of tea, I thought, why not add it to the banana bread. The result is fantastic. You end up with a rich, dark bread. I also added the spices you typically find in a chai latte.

Basically, it’s delicious. Some may think that it’s better suited for the winter months—but spiced quick bread rules be damned. 


Chai Spiced Banana Bread
The black tea creates a rich, dark banana bread--while the spices add the perfect amount of warmth and flavor.
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  1. 3 banana
  2. 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  3. 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  7. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  9. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  12. 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  13. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  14. 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  15. 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  16. Contents of 1 black tea bag
  1. Combine the bananas, yogurt, butter and eggs in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add the sugars and mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over-stir. Pour the batter into a loaf pan coated in non-stick spray.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 60 minutes or until cooked through. Remove bread from the pan and allow to cook on a wire rack.
Adapted from Cooking Light
Adapted from Cooking Light


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