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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chai Banana Bread

Yet another version of banana bread.  This is really a wonderful tasting bread, had the right amount of spice and is wonderful as a snack or for breakfast with your coffee or tea.  Give it a try you'll be happy you did.

adapted from Taste of Home


1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3)
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
10 ounce all-purpose flour (2 1/4 cups)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
Cooking spray
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons 2% low-fat milk (can use 1/2 n 1/2 and water)
1/3 cp chopped nuts (optional)
1/3 cup raisins or dried cranberry (optional)


Preheat oven to 350
 Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed just until blended. Add sugars; beat at medium just until blended.
 Weigh or spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended.
Combine cardamom and next 3 ingredients. Stir 1 1/2 teaspoons spice mixture and 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter. Pour into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan; cool.
 Combine remaining spice mixture, remaining vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk. Drizzle over bread.
I really enjoyed this bread and the spices and flavors are really awesome.  I will be trying this recipe with a variation of different fruits.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful St. Patty's Day and Remember to Find the Time to Do all the Things You Love.

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