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Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Chai Banana Bread

Chai Spiced Banana Bread. I know that many will associate chai with hot drinks, like a Chai Latte. Chai. Comforting, warming spices. Not something you might expect in the middle of summer. But believe me, this is good. Those who follow me for a little while now, know that I use a lot of banana’s in baking. It started out as a necessity to use up overripe banana’s, but it has started to become a regular item in my baking and cooking adventures. Bread, cookies, bars, drinks, desserts, even waffles. Banana’s are quite versatile and due to their natural sweetness (the riper, the sweeter), you’ll need less sugar or sweetener in your recipe.

I am on a constant quest to come up with new recipes to use banana’s. And while I was happily sipping on a Chai Latte (yes, even during summer), I was contemplating what else I could use those delicious, fragrant spices for. Not sure where the thought came from, but I thought it might be good in a banana bread. So the next day, I set to work and baked this very tasty bread.

You might notice that I didn’t use any fat. Honestly? I forgot. Oops. But this oops actually turned out quite all right. Sometimes, oopses (that’s not a word, right) are just meant to happen. This banana bread suddenly got skinny. Even more so, as I just added 3 tablespoons of honey. If you do like your banana bread sweeter, you can add of course more honey. Added bonus: it’s super easy to make.

Just mash 2 large or 3 small banana’s in a bowl. The net weight should be around 220-240g. Then add 3 large eggs and 3 tablespoons of honey and mix well.

Chai Banana Bread

Then add 175g plain flour (whole wheat or spelt will be fine as well), 1 tablespoon baking powder and the spices:

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel seed
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground aniseed

Chai Banana Bread

Mix until just combined.

Chai Banana Bread

Line a cake/loaf pan with parchment paper and grease the sides (this will the only added fat).

Chai Banana Bread

Then bake at 180°C for about 25-30 minutes.

Chai Banana Bread

Chai Banana Bread

Such a perfect loaf. And so fragrant! You can eat it plain, with preserves or with just a little bit salted butter. Salted?! Yes, salted. Give it try.

You know what else is great on this banana bread? My Roasted Apricot Puree.

Chai Banana Bread

Chai Banana Bread

If you like plain banana bread better, you can try this recipe.

Now get baking 🙂

Enjoy!

Chai Banana Bread
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Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Servings 1 loaf
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 2 large overripe banana's (or 3 small, net weight ca. 220-240g)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 175 g plain flour*
  • 1 tbsp baking powder

Chai Spice Mix:

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground fennel seed
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground aniseed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a cake/loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the sides.

  2. Mash the banana's in a large bowl.

  3. Add eggs and honey and mix well.

  4. Add the flour, baking powder and spices and mix until just combined.

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in the middle of the oven for ca, 25-30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

*You can also use whole wheat or spelt.

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6 Comments

  • Reply

    Vyella

    July 13, 2017

    Wat een heerlijk recept!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      July 13, 2017

      Lief, dank je wel!

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    Anne - Simple Thoughts

    July 20, 2017

    Ik heb eigenlijk nog nooit Chai-iets gedronken, maar dit recept klinkt heerlijk

    • Reply

      Nicole

      July 20, 2017

      Dank je! Heeft een beetje weg van koekkruiden, maar heeft een ietwat andere samenstelling. Je moet ervan houden, maar ik vond het echt superlekker 🙂

  • Reply

    Irene

    July 24, 2017

    Wat een heerlijk recept. Ik maak ook graag bananenbrood, maar ik vind het leuk om jouw recept te lezen.

    • Reply

      Nicole

      July 25, 2017

      Dank je! Ooit eens uit noodzaak begonnen om oude bananen op te maken, maar ben nu zover dat ik express bananen oud laat worden 😉

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