If you like chai tea or chai flavouring and banana bread, then you will love this Gluten Free Chai Spiced Banana Bread! The bread is super moist with a great balance of chai spices and banana flavour. I also love the look of the loaf with the sliced banana on top and the added texture of walnuts. Just talking about it makes me annoyed there isn’t any left!
If you’re wanting to spice up the classic banana bread recipe, this is a simple but tasty option. Perfect for morning or afternoon tea, or anytime really. Oh and if you’re not such a fan of chai spices how about my Gluten Free Mixed Berry Banana Bread?
Thanks for checking out my new recipe!
- 100 g unsalted butter, chopped
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 medium bananas, mashed
- 1¾ cup gluten free plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp ground cardamom
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- 1 extra banana sliced in half lengthways for decoration
Preheat the oven to 180°c and line a loaf pan with baking paper.
In a medium size bowl, stir together dry ingredients i.e. flour, bicarb soda, cardamon, cinnamon, mixed spice, ground ginger and chopped nuts until well combined then set aside.
Using the stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Then continue on medium speed add one egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add bananas to mixture and beat again on medium speed until well combined. Then stir in the dry ingredients until combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and top with the extra banana sliced lengthways remembering to gently press into the mixture. Bake for 65-70 minutes until a skewer inserted into the bread comes out clean and the bread has risen well. Turn onto a wire rack to cool then slice to serve.