Chai Spiced Banana Bread

Vegan Chai Banana Bread from Happy Body Kitchen

Guys! I have been perfecting this banana bread recipe for a little over a year now. Yes, over a year! Every time I made it, something just seemed to be missing. It was too bland, not gooey enough, not enough spice, and so forth. So, each new time I made it, I would make small adjustments hoping to find the missing piece. And I am happy to say I found it. The perfect balance of wholesome bananas, spices, oats, and other goodies. This. Is. Amazing. Well, I think so anyways! Hopefully, you guys think so too! 😛

The best part about this banana bread is that it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it. 

  • Refined sugar free – Instead of white, processed sugar, I use coconut sugar! It is a great substitution that still gives the bread sweetness with added minerals!
  • Oil free – Thats right, this bread comes out perfectly without needing any oil. Instead, I used my homemade applesauce! Applesauce is a great sub for oil, and I have yet to find a recipe where this doesn’t work. 
  • Dairy-free – I have used a variety of different non-dairy milks for this recipe and they all work great. Try oat milk, soy milk, or almond milk if you don’t have a nut allergy!
  • Gluten-free – As are all my recipes! Instead of wheat I use oat flour. I love grinding my own steel cut oats, so I know that it is fresh. Also, oat flour is a great sub for wheat flour as it doesn’t compromise the flavor, and with the right balance of baking powder, it rises just like it should!

So if you are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional banana bread, you should definitely try out this recipe and let me know what you think!

Chai-Spiced Banana Bread
Serves 10
Amazing texture, perfectly sweet, and well balanced spices, this banana bread will rock your world.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
254 calories
57 g
0 g
1 g
5 g
1 g
125 g
194 g
21 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 194mg
Total Carbohydrates 57g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Wet Ingredients
  1. 4 ripe bananas
  2. 1 flax egg
  3. 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  4. 3 tbsp applesauce
  5. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Dry Ingredients
  1. 3 cups gf flour (oat flour)
  2. 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  3. 3 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp cardamom
  6. 1/4 tsp ginger
  7. 3/4 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Then, start by mashing the bananas into a medium bowl. Add all other wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and spices. Whisk together. Once mixed, add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix until well combined. The batter should be slightly thick.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan, either greased or lined with parchment paper. Bake for 50 minutes. Let cool, slice and serve.
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About the author

Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.