One of my favorite addictions is Big Train Chai. If you’re a chai tea fan then I’d pray you know who they are. Big Train makes one of the best blends of the drink spice that I have found. So when I had a bag of bananas on the verge of extinction, it all just came together.
I love a good quick bread. There’s no waiting for anything to rise, or biting your nails over why it didn’t proof. Just smash, mix and stir. It doesn’t get much better than that. Banana bread is great for breakfast, you can cut slices and batter it in a little bit of egg, milk and cinnamon. Sear it in your skillet for french toast. It’s an awesome grab and go item if you’re busy and I’ve even seen it as a dessert sandwich with Nutella and marshmallow fluff! Yum!
Chai-Spiced Banana Bread Recipe
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar (can easily reduce to 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoon Nielsen Massey vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 T. Big Train Chai Spice (powder mix)
- smidge of kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F. First, smash bananas with two forks. Use a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and chai. Dust the baking soda and salt over the mixture and combine. Last, add the flour to the mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 45 min. to 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Enjoy!