I have a confession to make… I’m one of those obsessive recipe-collecting types. When I want to bake banana bread, for example, I cannot be content with having just one recipe. I need to collect several recipes, with slight variations, for every possible banana bread craving. Then, I try each recipe, as the mood strikes me. Sometimes, as much as I may adore each recipe for its own merits, I have the nagging thought that blending two favorite recipes into one new recipe would produce the best result. This banana bread recipe was created from just such an occasion. I put together my favorite simple banana bread recipe with a recipe for chai-spiced banana bread, and the results were so delicious. A not-too-fussy but somehow quite special recipe for a classic treat.
This chai-flavored banana bread is very soft and moist, with the enticing aroma and flavor of a chai latte. The spices are quite delicate. I like to be able to taste the banana in the bread, so I didn’t want to push the seasonings too far. I love this banana bread so much. I think it is the ultimate comfort food.
If you want to bake something sweet for Mom (or yourself), this weekend–or any time, I hope you will give this chai banana bread recipe a try. I had fun making it with the help of my toddler. He loved mashing the bananas. He was so proud of himself, and couldn’t wait to tell Daddy about his accomplishment that night. I’m planning to bake another loaf tomorrow, since I happen to have a few very ripe bananas on the counter, which are begging to be used.
To make this banana bread even more deliciously chai-flavored and even more cake-like (who are we kidding? banana bread is cake, right?), you can add a simple spiced glaze on top. It’s totally optional, but absolutely delicious. I pretty much always add it to mine. I had meant to add the glaze to this loaf, but my 3 year-old just could not wait to try it. Toddlers are not known for being patient. So, I’m sorry that this one didn’t get the glaze. I will definitely be adding it to tomorrow’s batch. (Note: the photo of the glazed banana bread shown above was added later.)
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy…
This chai-flavoured banana bread is very moist and soft, with the enticing aroma and flavour of a chai latte. The spices are deliciously delicate. It's the ultimate comfort food. For the bread: For the glaze:
Chai Banana Bread
This chai-flavoured banana bread is very moist and soft, with the enticing aroma and flavour of a chai latte. The spices are deliciously delicate. It's the ultimate comfort food.
For the bread:
For the glaze:
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