Banana Chai Bread


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

Original recipe makes 1 loaf


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup lowfat cream cheese
2 eggs
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup brewed chai tea


  1. In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F(175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes. Cool on rack. Remove from pan after 10 minutes.


Calories: 164 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30.8 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Fat: 2.9 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Sodium: 263 mg