The baking bug bit me yesterday while I was craving a Chai Latte. The result? Chai bread! Beware, you have to be a pretty big fan of chai, otherwise this bread is not for you.
Chai Tea Latte Quickbread
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup non-dairy milk (I used Almond)
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs (I used flax eggs)
2 cups flour (50:50 whole wheat:white)
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cloves
Prepare flax eggs (if using) ahead of time to let them develop. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and PAM & flour a bread loaf pan.
Mix all dry ingredients (except sugar) in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk together to evenly distribute the Chai flavoring.
Mix sugar + all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Pour dry into wet and mix by hand. Don’t overmix-it should be lumpy bumpy.
Pour batter into the greased & floured loaf pan.
Now…put in the oven for 50 minutes (or until toothpick/knife comes out clean) and you now have a cheaper, doughier version of that latte you were going to run to Starbucks for!
Perfect smoothie mix-in. Breads give me my perfect smoothie texture, so chai smoothie…here I come!
What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?
Chai: YES or no?