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Banana Chai Bread Recipe

Banana Chai Bread

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"A low-fat banana bread flavored with chai. Chai is a spicy Indian tea, which should be available in many supermarkets."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl mix sugar, cream cheese, and eggs until light and fluffy. Mix mashed bananas and Chai into cream cheese mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes. Cool on rack. Remove from pan after 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 14, 2007

Great recipe. What I did was reduced the baking powder to a teaspoon, added more banana, and upped the chai. I took the advice of some of the other posters and when I added the chai, I warmed my pre-packaged chai and added three chai teabags to strengthen the chai taste. Interesting recipe, but surprizingly wonderful. I recieved many complements on this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 02, 2003

I don't know if I did something wrong here, but I followed the recipe exactly and the bread came out bland and VERY dry...I only baked the bread for 50 min. instead of 60 - and still over done.


94 Ratings

Apr 11, 2003

I made this for some of my friends at work, and it was a big hit. I raised it to a 1/2 cup of chai (the powdered kind) which made it very moist and lovely. Also, the cream cheese made little cream cheese blobby pockets randomly, which were so delicious! Served with strawberries and coffee, this was really fantastic, so easy and rewarding.

Nov 13, 2003

Great recipe. After I made it Talia's way I substituted Fat Free Cream Cheese and a Fat Free Egg Substitute. I also halfed the flour with whole wheat. Few people believe me when I tell them the recipe is nearly fat free (about 1.5 grams in the loaf from the bananas).

Apr 11, 2003

I am at college and I made this recipe without spending one cent (I got some Chia tea bags for Xmas from a friend) - I am so proud - I never cook! It looks great, but I should have let the tea get stronger - can't really taste it, but I drank a lot of tea while it was cooking!

Apr 11, 2003

This bread was great but I could not find the type of chai tea that you brew, only the liquid form - but it still turned out great(just used it in the recipe straight out of the carton.

Apr 11, 2003

I haven't tried baking this bread yet but I wanted to know if you can use the Chai tea that they sell at Costco. Any comments is appreciated!

Apr 11, 2003

This is bready rather than moist, but nice nevertheless. The chai must get VERY strong before you can taste it.


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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