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Chai Banana Bread

Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 33 mins
Yield Serves 16 (serving size: 1 slice)
You'll find all the delicious spices of Chai tea in one melt-in-your-mouth loaf of Chai Banana Bread.These spices work really well together and are a good contrast with the sweetness of the banana. 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3)
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 10 ounce all-purpose flour (2 1/4 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • fat 4.4 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 32.4 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 172 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed just until blended. Add sugars; beat at medium just until blended.

  3. Weigh or spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended.

  4. Combine cardamom and next 3 ingredients. Stir 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter. Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan; cool.

  5. Combine remaining spice mixture, remaining vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk. Drizzle over bread.