Chai Spiced Banana Bread, How to make Chai Spiced Banana Bread | Banana Chai Cake

how to make chai-spiced banana bread
How to make Chai-Spiced Banana Bread - Are you a big fan of Chai or Tea or Masala Tea like me, then this cake is perfect for your taste buds. Chai Spiced Banana bread is a yummy twist on a classic recipe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and all spices elevate on all time favourite snack. Perfect for a breakfast! 

The weather in Bangalore is turning brutal day by day sometimes rain or sometimes hot or when it’s raining, it continuously raining whole day, the weather automatically changed and festivals time is in the air.

To celebrate the festival and Holiday season right, I made Banana Chai Cake. 
how to make banana bread

What is Banana Chai Cake?

Chai is the actual word for TEA in many countries but when we say CHAI in India, we’re usually referring to Ginger chai, masala chai which is a smooth and calming beverage made of black tea, milk, sugar and fragrant Indian spices. 

The warm and comforting spices of the Chai Mix, mashed bananas and nutty walnuts so well in the cake.

The flavours of chai goes beautifully with banana bread, so I’ve taken one of my favorite banana bread recipes and subtly infused it with warm chai spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. 
Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Chai and spices along with banana takes this cake to a aromatic & flavourful level. This Banana bread is perfect for breakfast, evening snacking or just when you feel like it! 

Many of us don’t like to eat overripe banana, so if you have any leftover bananas which you don’t want to eat, you can use them for this recipe. This is a perfect way to use overripe banana, which would come out so moist. This banana chai cake would even tastes great next day!!

This is our Recipe Swap Challenge month, where we choose recipes from our partner's blog, this month my partner. I was paired up with Ashima of My Weekend Kitchen and while seeing her blog, I saw the recipe of winter spiced banana bread, I had a ripe bananas in my fridge and I know that no one will eat it. So I used it and bake this yummy cake! 
Banana Chai Cake recipe

I have just minor changes into recipe, as I am a big fan of ginger tea. So I used a mix of ginger powder, fresh and grated nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder. The actual recipe used cloves and green cardamom powder, so you can use it according to your taste-buds.

Let's check out the recipe of banana chai cake recipe with step by step photos method 

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 1 hour
Total time : 1 hour 20 minutes
Course : Breakfast
Cuisine :  American
Serves : 8 to 10 serves
Author : Jolly Makkar


Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml, 1 tsp = 5ml, 1 tbsp = 15ml

Salted butter softened - 1/2 cup (I used Amul one)
Castor sugar - 3/4 cup
Eggs at room temperature - 3 medium 
All-purpose flour - 1 & 1/2 cup 
Baking soda - 1 tsp
All-spice mix - 1 tsp (I used a mix of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger powder)
Mashed bananas the more ripe they are, the better it is - 1 cup 
Vanilla extract/essence - 1 tsp 
Yogurt/Dahi - 1/2 cup 
Roughly chopped walnuts  - 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp (sprinkle on top)

Preparation Method :

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF) and meanwhile lay butter paper inside the tin(only for the bottom). Grease it with butter.

2. In a mixing bowl, creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

3. Add the eggs one at a time. Incorporating well after each addition.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and spices.

5. Add the dry mixture little-little to the butter mixture and Whisk well.

6. Mix to blend.

7. Add the mashed bananas, curd and vanilla extract, mix well. 

8. Beat on low speed. Gently add in the walnuts.

9. Transfer the batter to a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.

10. Tap the cake tin two times, if bubbles are there it will sit down and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

11. Bake for 55 minutes and about an hour until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

12. Take out of the oven and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Check out more awesome cake recipes for festivals and holidays season , check out these :

eggless coconut cake

eggless carrot cake
vegan jaggery cake
whole wheat eggless chocolate cake
orange chiffon cake

rainbow swirl cake
eggless funfetti mug cake

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  1. I love the idea of using chai spices in banana bread. The cake does look super moist and inviting. I can imagine how lovely it would taste, with all those spices added in, straight out of the oven. :)

  2. Chai masala in cake/bread is interesting. I use nutmeg and cinnamon in some of the quick breads but never used ginger. Sounds aromatic and delicious banana bread!!

  3. This looks perfectly baked, moist and the golden color has come out beautifully. Tempted to have a slice of this cake with a cup of tea.

  4. That is such a moist and delicious looking banana bread. Adding chai spice makes it very interesting. Perfect with a cup of chai :-)

  5. I can never get bored of Banana Bread! This sounds so amazing with the spices and the possibilities are endless. I love your blend of spices that you used!

  6. Chai spiced banana bread sounds so good and looks yummy! Next time I am going make this with little twist on it!

  7. Chai spiced banana bread is one of my favourite bakes. Looking at this yummy post i am drooling and want to try my hands ASAP.

  8. I love banana breads in any form... whenever I prepare banana bread I add cinnamon and that gives lovely aroma...and I can imagine the aroma of this chai masala it

  9. Banana bread is tasty and love the flavours that you have added here into it. I can imagine the aroma of fresh baked cake with cinnamon, lovely !

  10. Banana bakes are so versatile ! love this Chai spiced version.. will try making a vegan version, am loving the spices here, Jolly !

  11. WOW !!! chai spiced cake sounds so flavorful Jolly :) I would love to make the eggfree version of this. It is perfect for my evening snack option...

  12. I love banana bread and haven't made one in a long time. Your Chai Spiced Banana Bread not only looks so soft and tempting but love the idea of adding chai masala to it.

  13. I am a sucker for banana bread. Your version with chai spice sounds interesting. I am sure ginger tea mix enhanced the taste to a new level . Fab recipe Jolly.

  14. Being a desi, we love to add chai spice in everything and in this bread spices blend so well, just need a cup of masala chai to wash it down this bread!

  15. Thanks Jolly for making this one from the blog! I love banana breads and it is the perfect season to bake some :-) It looks delicious!

  16. Banana bread is a great way to use up bananas and spiced with chai is lovely idea.

  17. Banana bread with chai spices looks awesome Jolly. Loved this soft moist aromatic cake. Thanks for the idea. Now I have to use this chai spices in my bake. Superb share.

  18. Looks delicious and sounds awesome. Am sure that everyone appreciated this bread and must have not realized what went in the batter.

  19. Adding chai spices to the banana bread sounds interesting Jolly and the loaf looks super moist! I would love to try out an eggless version of this bake soon .