Seasonal Baking: Chai Banana Bread

Posted: 10/16/2023

‘Tis the season to fire up the oven and fill your home with the delicious scent of baked goods. What is more cozy and warming than a slice of banana bread fresh from the oven? Only this chai banana bread, which is bursting with warm and fragrant spices. This chai banana bread is perfect for breakfast on a chilly morning or for sharing with family and friends at a seasonal gathering. Take the decadent spiciness of this rich bread to a new level by pairing it with a hot cup of Pumpkin Spice Black or Bold Black Chai tea. Baking banana bread is a perfect way to use up bananas that may have over-ripened before you could get to them. Eliminating food waste while tasting like an autumn dream? Those are perfectly good reasons to try out this chai banana bread recipe this season. This simple recipe is perfect for baking with kids – they will love helping you mash the bananas! Making this chai banana bread is a great way to warm your home and bring the family together. Looking for an extra flavorful topping to spread on your homemade chai banana bread? Spread a dollop of Pumpkin Spice Honey Cream or Chai Spice Honey on your slice and your tastebuds will thank you. 

Chai Banana Bread Recipe


Spice Blend:

Either use 2 tablespoons of The Republic of Tea’s Tablespoon Chai™ Concentrate or make your own dry chai spice blend with the ingredients below

- ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

- ½ teaspoon cinnamon

- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

- ¼ teaspoon allspice

- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Banana Bread:

- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder

- ½ teaspoon salt

- ¾ cup white sugar

- ½ cup greek yogurt

- 2 eggs

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- ¾ cup mashed bananas (about 1 ½ - 2 medium bananas)


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and pregrease a 9x5 loaf pan.

2. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt and chai spice blend (if you are using the dry spice blend) until well combined.

3. In a separate medium bowl mix together sugar, greek yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs until they are light and fluffy. Then add mashed bananas and Tablespoon Chai Concentrate (if you are opting for the easy chai concentrate option) and stir until combined.

4. Add dry mixture to wet batter and mix until no pockets of dry ingredients remain.

5. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-60 minutes – until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

6. When you remove the loaf from the oven, let it rest in its pan for 10 minutes before turning it out to cool completely on a wire rack.

7. Savor your chai banana bread with a delicious cup of tea.

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