cream cheese & chai banana bread

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make cream cheese & chai banana bread

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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