Chai Banana Bread

Here’s a new twist on traditional banana bread.  Chai banana bread includes a variety of spices to give it a unique flavor while still retaining the essential goodness of banana bread.  You may want to head to the grocery store to make sure you have all of the spices needed.  I especially don’t use cardamom very often, but luckily I have a roommate who has more exotic cooking skills than I typically do.

Here’s the recipe!

Spice mix:

3/4 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp allspice



3 mashed bananas

1/3 c. yogurt

5 tbsp butter

2 eggs

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 1/4 c. flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp spice mix

1 tsp vanilla



1/3 c. powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp milk

1/4 tsp vanilla

Remaining spice mix


Preheat the oven to 350 F.  I made these into muffins and I baked for about 15 minutes.  After they come out of the oven drizzle the glaze over them.

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