cream cheese & chai banana bread

Liz Hadaway

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@lizhadaway

this bread is creamy and spicy at the same time - makes a great breakfast heated up with a little butter...yum!


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, softened
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
sugar
1
large egg
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
chai mix (below)
3/4 c
mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

CHAI MIX

2 Tbsp
ground ginger
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
2 tsp
ground cloves
2 1/2 Tbsp
ground cardamom
2 tsp
nutmeg
2 tsp
allspice
1/2 tsp
white pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
2
Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
3
Add egg beating just until blended.
4
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and chai mix; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended.
5
Stir in banana and vanilla. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loaf pan.
6
Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pan on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.
7
For the Chai mix: I make this and keep it on hand to add to smoothies. Combine all ingredients (ground) and keep in an air tight container.

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