Chocolate Chai Banana Bread
 
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Moist banana bread made with plenty of gooey chocolate and warm chai spice.
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Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large very ripe bananas (those skins has better been blackened)
  • ¼ cup chai concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Melt your butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Add in the sugar and brown sugar and beat well with a wooden spoon until a sand-like texture forms (you can use your mixer, of course, but I didn't feel like it today). Add in your eggs, one at a time, beating each in before adding in the next. Mash your bananas and add them in, beating well, then add in your chai and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Slowly add in your flour mixture, mixing with your wooden spoon until it just comes together. Fold in your chopped chocolate, then pour the batter into your prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, then cover the banana bread with foil to stop excess browning and bake for another 15 minutes or so, until fully set. Allow to cool for at least 2 hours before digging in.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2016/05/12/chocolate-chai-banana-bread/