Walnut Chai Spice Banana Bread

November 14, 2020
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Photo by Elina
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Makes 1 small loaf
Author Notes

This version of banana bread includes a variety of spices inspired by chai tea, which can also be replaced with the same amount of pumpkin pie spice for ease. Perfect for fall, and just as good for dessert as for breakfast. —Elina

What You'll Need
  • The Batter
  • 2 Bananas with lots of brown spots
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Sea salt
  • 120 grams All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 50 grams Chopped walnuts
  • The Spices
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cardamom
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease a small loaf pan with oil, or line a muffin tin with muffin liners
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and all of the spices. Mix well
  3. Add the flour and stir with a spatula or a wooden spoon. When it is mostly incorporated into the banana mixture, add the walnuts and baking powder and fold in until the flour is no longer visible
  4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan (or divide into the muffin tin) and bake for 30 to 32 minutes (about 25 minutes for muffins)
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