Thursday, 30 January 2014

Eggless Chai Spice Streusal Banana Bread

As I came in to the kitchen after work today I noticed the extra ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl. I realized I have the perfect excuse to make some banana bread! Banana bread is the perfect baked good that never gets boring.There are so many possibilities when it comes to this sweet treat! You can add nuts, chocolate chips, keep it plain or test out different spices.

Since it's such a cold day outside, I decided to add some warm chai spices to my banana bread. The sweet aroma that fills the air while it bakes is heaven. My son also noticed the aroma and decided to help me clean the cinnamon off the floor so he could have a piece!

This recipe was originally found on, but has been adapted to a chai spice, egg free version.

Preheat oven to  350 degrees.

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup full fat Greek yogurt
2 ripe bananas
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 tablespoons melted butter

First, mash the bananas and throw them in a bowl with the yogurt, sugar, butter and milk. Then, in a separate bowl mix your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and all spice. Put the two mixtures together, mix well and pour the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Then mix your butter, icing sugar, flour and cinnamon for the streusal topping. The texture should be crumbly. Pour it over the batter and then place it in the oven for 45-50 minutes.
This treat is something that my whole family enjoys, it doesn't take long for the pan to be emptied, enjoy!