Chai Banana Bread Recipe

chai banana bread

What is chai banana bread?

Banana bread is a beloved classic, but what if we could make it even better? Enter our Healthy Chai Banana Bread, a delightful fusion of the timeless goodness of banana bread and the warm, fragrant embrace of chai spice. This wholesome and low-calorie snack is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nourishing choice for your health. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this delectable Chai Banana Bread and explore why it’s the perfect blend of healthy banana bread, chai spice, and a guilt-free low-calorie snack.

Why these flavours pair so well

The flavours of chai spice and ripe bananas come together harmoniously to create a symphony of taste and aroma. The sweet, earthy notes of ripe bananas meld seamlessly with the warm and comforting essence of chai spice. This combination offers a balanced and satisfying flavour profile that’s perfect for a healthy banana bread that won’t derail your diet.

The health benefits of chai banana bread

  • Bananas: Packed with vitamins and minerals, bananas are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. They promote heart health, aid digestion, and may even help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Chai Spice: As mentioned in our previous blog post, chai spice is a powerhouse of health benefits. It offers antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and potential digestive benefits.
  • Honey: A natural sweetener that’s less processed than white sugar and provides small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Wholemeal Flour: Rich in fiber and nutrients, wholemeal flour contributes to better digestion and sustained energy.
  • Eggs: A good source of protein and essential nutrients like vitamin B12 and selenium.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds depth and warmth to the flavor profile while also offering potential antioxidant benefits.

Do you have a diet restriction?

Step 1: Make the chai spice mix.

Mix together 4 tsp sweet cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cardamom, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg to make approximately 2-3 tbsp of chai spice for this recipe. This chai spice mix has so many uses and health benefits that I really would recommend you make a larger batch. Check out the full recipe below.

Chai Spice Recipe
Make this chai spice mix today and enjoy the delightful fusion of flavours and health benefits it brings to your dishes.
Check out this recipe
chai spice mix

Step 2: Mix together your wet ingredients:

In a bowl, begin by mashing the ripe bananas until they form a smooth, creamy consistency. Then, add in the honey, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix these wet ingredients together until they are beautifully incorporated, creating a luscious base for your banana bread.

Step 3: Mix together your dry ingredients:

In another bowl, it’s time to combine the dry ingredients. Blend the flour, chai spice, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, and salt. Slowly introduce this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring gently with care. Witness the transformation as the batter becomes a harmonious blend, carrying the essence of chai spice within.

Step 4: Bake to perfection:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), creating the perfect environment for your banana bread to flourish. Pour the fragrant batter into a greased loaf pan, ensuring an even distribution. Allow it to bake for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted into the center, emerges clean and satisfied. A golden-brown crust will embrace the low-calorie snack that lies within.

banana bread recipe


  1. Nutty Delight: Enhance your Chai Banana Bread by adding a handful of chopped nuts, such as walnuts or almonds, to the batter. This will introduce a delightful crunch and an extra layer of nutrition.
  2. Chocolate Indulgence: For a sweeter twist, fold in some chocolate chips into the batter before baking. The combination of chocolate and chai spice is a match made in dessert heaven.

How should I store the Chai Banana Bread?

To keep your banana bread fresh, store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze slices for up to 3 months.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can! Simply substitute the flour with a gluten-free flour blend of your choice, and ensure your baking powder and baking soda are also gluten-free. As some GF flours are more absorbent than regular flour, you may need to add extra egg.

What can I serve with Chai Banana Bread?

Enjoy your slices as is or spread with a layer of nut butter, cream cheese, or a drizzle of honey for added flavour.

Can I reduce the honey for a lower-sugar version?

Absolutely. Feel free to adjust the honey to your taste or dietary preferences. You can even explore alternative sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar.

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chai banana bread

Chai Banana Bread Recipe

Indulge in healthy Chai Banana Bread – a low-calorie snack bursting with flavor. Perfect blend of chai spice & ripe bananas!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 10
Calories 115 kcal


  • 3 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp chai spice mix (see simple recipe above or in notes below)
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Mix together the chai spice mix
  • Mash the bananas into a bowl and add all other wet ingredients. Mix well
  • Mix together the dry ingredients and add them to the wet ingredients, mix well.
  • Bake in an oven preheat to 180℃ for around 40 minutes or until a fork or tooth pick comes out clean when pressed into the middle of the cake.


4 tsp sweet cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
This will make approximately 2-3 tbsp of chai spice that this recipe needs. If you would like to make a larger amount (highly recommended) Please see the full recipe linked throughout this recipe.

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