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How to bake the perfect chai spiced banana bread

How to bake the perfect chai spiced banana bread

Thinking about making banana bread? Here is an amazing twist to the classic recipe.

Drizzle topped chai-spiced banana bread is perfect for breakfast and beyond

Drizzle topped chai-spiced banana bread is perfect for breakfast and beyond

I got this recipe from Jenn Segal’s blog.  Simple and comforting, the recipe sounded so good that I had to try it out. And yes, what a perfect recipe she has crafted. The taste, texture and aroma are all incomparable. Thank you Jenn!

CHAI SPICED BANANA BREAD

Ingredients

3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (about 1 cup)

1 stick or half cup melted butter

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

¾ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp all spice

½ cup sour cream/yogurt

½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 170 °C, and butter a loaf pan.

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.

In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (About 2 minutes) and then beat in the eggs.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, spices and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and beat gently.

Add bananas, sour cream/yogurt, and vanilla and mix on low speed until just combined.

Stir in walnuts.

Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.

Bake for 60 to 70 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 170 °C , or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan.

Add glaze.

Slice and serve.

If you want, you can pair it with a sugar glaze.

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

¼ tsp vanilla

4 tsp milk

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix and drizzle the glaze over the top of the bread. Allow the glaze to set before cutting into slices.

Recipe Source: Jenn Segal’s blog

 

 

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About spicerack

Full time granny, arts enthusiast, compulsive baker and a freelance writer! Practically a nomad, living out of my suitcase literally! Based in Kuwait, New Delhi, and San Diego!

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