A low-fat banana bread flavored with chai. Chai is a spicy Indian tea, which should be available in many supermarkets.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.

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  • In a separate bowl mix sugar, cream cheese, and eggs until light and fluffy. Mix mashed bananas and Chai into cream cheese mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until smooth.

  • Pour mixture into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes. Cool on rack. Remove from pan after 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

164.4 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 30.8g 10% DV; fat 2.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 37mg 12% DV; sodium 262.6mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
Great recipe. What I did was reduced the baking powder to a teaspoon added more banana and upped the chai. I took the advice of some of the other posters and when I added the chai I warmed my pre-packaged chai and added three chai teabags to strengthen the chai taste. Interesting recipe but surprizingly wonderful. I recieved many complements on this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2003
I don't know if I did something wrong here but I followed the recipe exactly and the bread came out bland and VERY dry...I only baked the bread for 50 min. instead of 60 - and still over done. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2007
Great recipe. What I did was reduced the baking powder to a teaspoon added more banana and upped the chai. I took the advice of some of the other posters and when I added the chai I warmed my pre-packaged chai and added three chai teabags to strengthen the chai taste. Interesting recipe but surprizingly wonderful. I recieved many complements on this recipe. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I made this for some of my friends at work and it was a big hit. I raised it to a 1/2 cup of chai (the powdered kind) which made it very moist and lovely. Also the cream cheese made little cream cheese blobby pockets randomly which were so delicious! Served with strawberries and coffee this was really fantastic so easy and rewarding. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
Great recipe. After I made it Talia's way I substituted Fat Free Cream Cheese and a Fat Free Egg Substitute. I also halfed the flour with whole wheat. Few people believe me when I tell them the recipe is nearly fat free (about 1.5 grams in the loaf from the bananas). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2003
I don't know if I did something wrong here but I followed the recipe exactly and the bread came out bland and VERY dry...I only baked the bread for 50 min. instead of 60 - and still over done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I am at college and I made this recipe without spending one cent (I got some Chia tea bags for Xmas from a friend) - I am so proud - I never cook! It looks great but I should have let the tea get stronger - can't really taste it but I drank a lot of tea while it was cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I haven't tried baking this bread yet but I wanted to know if you can use the Chai tea that they sell at Costco. Any comments is appreciated! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
This is bready rather than moist but nice nevertheless. The chai must get VERY strong before you can taste it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This bread was great but I could not find the type of chai tea that you brew only the liquid form - but it still turned out great(just used it in the recipe straight out of the carton. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Good bread but I didn't make the tea strong enough. It tasted strong when I brewed it but the chai flavor was masked by the other ingredients once I mixed it in. Anybody know the ratio of water to chai tea leaves necessary so the tea is strong enough to taste in the baked bread? Read More
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