Chai Spice Banana Bread (Cheat)

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Banana bread is such an amazing thing. It’s one of those things that almost every baker goes back to, no matter how many times they’ve made them. I mean, there are plenty of recipes that I’ll make once, take photos of, eat, and fall in love with, but I just won’t make them again. Banana bread? I make whenever I have loads of ripe bananas, which is pretty much every other week.


Now, if you’re not a huge banana bread person, or you want a perfect standard banana bread recipe, go check out my all-time favorite banana bread recipe. If you’re looking for a vegan, gluten-free, and healthy banana bread recipe, head over to check out this banana bread recipe.

And if you’re looking for a spiced banana bread recipe full of warm, comforting flavors, perfect for the season of giving, then stay right here! This banana recipe is moist, with a delicate yet firm crumb. It won’t fall apart when you slice it, but it’s so wonderfully soft and full of one of the best spices ever – chai spice. This is literally the perfect banana bread for wintertime or whenever you need a little extra flavor in your banana bread!


Chai Spice Banana bread

Makes 1 loaf


  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (approx. 1 1/2 cups mashed or 450g)
  • 1/3 cup (85g) natural yoghurt
  • 5 tablespoons (71g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (105g) brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 1/4 cups (315g) all-purpose flour
  • 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*

*Or sub for 1 1/2 teaspoons pre-made chai spice


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius of 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ripe bananas, yoghurt, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until fully combined
  3. In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together both sugars, the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and fold until just combined. Do not over mix
  5. Transfer the mixture into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, and bake for 60-70 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan on a wire rack before removing from pan and allowing to cool completely

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