Chai Banana Bread
Every holiday season, the David Rio staff gets together to bake chai bread for some of its customers,
and every year, the bread gets tastier and more fun! It makes gift giving delicious, so try this version or
add your favorite additions like dried fruits and nuts to make it your own.
1-3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup David Rio chai powder, such as Power Chai® or Tiger Spice Chai®
1/4 cup milk
2 bananas, peeled and mashed
Optional: 1/2 cup nuts and/or 1 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, chai powder, and milk, and mix thoroughly. Add mashed bananas and mix until incorporated. Add in flour mixture, mixing just until flour disappears. If using, stir in nuts or chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the chai bread cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before slicing.
Makes 1 loaf.