Sunday, May 15, 2011

Banana Chai Easy Gluten-Free Quick Bread

This Banana Chai GF Quick Bread is perfect; yes, perfect! The aroma is mouthwatering, the texture is moist, and the flavor is delicious!

When Brittany at Real Sustenance posted her recipe for Easy Gluten-Free/Vegan Quick Bread Base with Endless Flavor Possibilities yesterday, I had to try it immediately. I was ecstatic when I saw her flavor option for Banana Chai bread, because I had two rotting bananas on the counter and a box of Chai tea bags that didn't have the right tea flavor I was looking for.

I am so incredibly grateful that Brittany made 10 loaves in 24 hours in order to perfect the Easy Gluten-Free/Vegan Quick Bread Base recipe. I am also overjoyed with the endless flavor possibilities that are easy to make and don't require me to experiment to get the right ratio. I can't wait to get back in the kitchen and try more flavor varieties!

Banana Chai Easy Gluten-Free Quick Bread
Recipe from: Real Sustenance

*Note: You really need to visit Real Sustenance for Brittany's recipe for Easy Gluten-Free/Vegan Quick Bread Base with Endless Flavor Possibilities. Her post explains all of the hard work that went in to creating this fantastic recipe, and she also has many different options for the liquid ingredients below (including Vegan options). Not only will her post give you the complete "base recipe," but it also has some flavor possibilities to create delicious loaves of GF bread. In the recipe below, I'm simply posting the ingredients I used to make the Banana Chai GF Bread. At Real Sustenance, there are more options to make this version and other flavor varieties.

·2 cups GF all-purpose flour (I also used Bob's Red Mill GF All-Purpose Baking Mix)
·1 tsp xanthan gum
·1 tsp baking powder
·1 tsp baking soda
·½ tsp salt
·¾ cup granulated sugar
·2 bags of Chai tea (cut tea bags open and add contents to the dry ingredients)
·⅓ cup melted butter
·¾ cup milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
·1¼ cup banana puree

Preheat oven to 330˚. Grease loaf pan and set aside.

Prepare banana puree. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients. Mix well; the batter should be fairly thick.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!

I've also shared this recipe on: Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays


Brittany@ Real Sustenance said...

It looks wonderful! SO SO thankful that you tried the recipe AND took pictures :) You'll have to let me know if you try other flavor combos! xo

Iris said...

I really wanted to try Brittany's recipe too, but was too busy with midterms to bake. But as soon as I get a chance...banana chai sounds amazing!

annies home said...

love banana bread my daughter is on gluten free diet so I am happy i can share this with her thanks for sharing come see me at

let there be cake said...

wow, I am so trying this-I have tons of tea bags I stole from g'ma!