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Chai-spiced banana bread with spiced butter

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Give banana bread a tasty update with our Chai-spiced banana bread recipe. Topped with a creamy spiced butter it's perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time10 minutes, (+ cooling time)


  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • ⅔ cup (150g) caster sugar
  • ⅔ cup (190g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • ½ cup (125ml) rice bran oil
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 banana, extra, cut in half lengthways
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, extra
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom, extra
  • 150g butter, softened

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line an 11cm x 21cm loaf pan with baking paper.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the yoghurt, oil, eggs, vanilla and mashed banana in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Spoon the banana mixture into the prepared pan. Top with the halved banana, cut-side up. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Brush the top with 2 tsp of honey. Cool in the pan for 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, fold the remaining honey, extra cinnamon and extra cardamom into the butter.
  5. Step 5

    Cut the banana bread into slices and serve with the spiced butter.