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Spiced Chai Banana Bread

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Infused with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg, this spiced chai banana bread is moist and flavourful. The warming spices work really well together and are a good contrast with the sweetness of the banana. The white chocolate topping with extra banana chips and ginger makes it even more indulgent and irresistible, though entirely optional.

  • 50 g Butter or olive oil, plus extra for the tin
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1/5 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 Black tea bags
  • 225 g All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 50 g Crystallised ginger, diced
  • 300 g Very ripe bananas (weighed without skins)
  • 150 g Crème fraîche
  • 120 g Soft light brown sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 100 g White chocolate, melted
  • 50 g Banana chips
  • 25 g Crystallised ginger
  1. Lightly oil a 22x10x7cm loaf pan and line with baking paper. Put the butter or olive oil into a small pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the spices and tea leaves (removed from the tea bags) and cook for 1 minute to bloom the spices. Remove and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the diced ginger and toss to combine. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork then whisk in the crème fraîche, sugar, eggs, vanilla and chai-butter mixture, whisking until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and use a spatula to mix until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and gently level out. Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool until just-warm in the tin, then lift out and onto a plate.
  4. To decorate, if you like, drizzle over the melted chocolate and top with the banana chips and crystallised ginger.

© 2024 |

© 2024 |


Tom 11/5/24 12:35

...another work of art!

Lola Martínez 11/5/24 12:50

El pan de plátano me encanta y este es mucho más rico que los que conozco porque lleva las especias y la cobertura. Tiene un aspecto sensacional, qué rico debe estar!

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 11/5/24 13:00

This looks absolutely delicious Angie, I love the infusion of chai into the mix. Wonderful photo work too.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 11/5/24 13:59

That looks so delicious and moist and that frosting yummy!

My name is Erika. 11/5/24 14:01

This looks delicious. I love the idea of a chai tasting banana bread too. Have a super weekend.

eileeninmd 11/5/24 14:18

Hello Angie,
The banana bread looks tasty, a nice treat!
Have a great day and happy weekend.

JoAnna 11/5/24 14:48

Your bread looks delicious. In general, banana cakes are nice because they are moist and fresh for a long time. Have a good weekend!

DEZMOND 11/5/24 15:41

Looks gorgeous and delicious. I would eat anything with bananas, my fave fruit. I especially like the addition of black tea in it, love adding tea to cakes. Or loved while I still baked with sugar. I had Earl Gray shortbread recipe and some torte recipes with camomile and elder-flower tea. I am sipping my Pickwick green tea with cranberry with added honey and lemon while typing this :)

Eva Taylor 11/5/24 15:54

What an extremely clever combination of chai and banana in a quick bread, the flavours must compliment each other very well. The dousing of icing certainly doesn’t hurt!

Norma2 11/5/24 17:28

A tea and your cake for a delicious snack!

David M. Gascoigne, 11/5/24 17:28

A new take on an old favourite.

DUTA 11/5/24 19:45

That's a masterpiece of baking! I like bread, and I like bananas - so his looks like a real treat for me.

Pedro 11/5/24 20:21

Appetizing spicy banana bread. It looks absolutely delicious.

Anonymous 11/5/24 21:01

Your banana cake looks great especially with the topping. Karen (Back Road Journal)

Cooking Julia 11/5/24 23:59

A slice of this bread would be great for my breakfast!

Brian's Home Blog 12/5/24 00:55

That looks so good! I wish I could eat something like that!!!

J.P. Alexander 12/5/24 01:55

Me encanta el pan de banano. Gracias por la receta Te mando un beso.

Rose world 12/5/24 06:39

That is one beautiful bread.

Margaret D 12/5/24 08:29

Looks delightful. I make a similar one.

MELODY JACOB 12/5/24 19:03

Enjoy your spiced chai banana bread with its irresistible flavors and aroma!

Rainbow Evening 12/5/24 23:31

banana makes food taste good.... yummy....

The Velvet Runway 14/5/24 14:38

This looks so delicious. I am definitely going to try this recipe.
Julia x

Melanie 14/5/24 23:43

I love banana bread, and this looks like an amazing way to spice it up! :)

Medeja 15/5/24 12:04

Looks like such a lovely treat

sherry 16/5/24 08:06

I'm not a raw banana fan but i don't mind a wee bit of banana bread now and then. This looks great Angie.

Raymund | 17/5/24 02:52

Can't wait to bake this and fill my kitchen with those incredible aromas! This is a game-changer!

Anonymous 23/5/24 19:08

I have never seen a frosted/iced banana bread! It looks fantastic, and I could easily make my own chai spice blend so that I didn’t have the tea flavor. David (C&L)


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