Coffee Chai Spiced Loaf

Do I need to say more after reading that title! You read it right, Coffee Chai Spiced Loaf! I literally put all my food/drink obsessions into a big bowl and baked it, chai spice, coffee, buckwheat, oats and crunchy walnuts. I mean tis the season for Coffee Chai Spiced Loaf while sipping on your favorite hot drink and reading a book, or perhaps Netflix catches your attention more so! I will also mention this loaf has a healthy ingredient list and adds a nutritional punch to your daily intake, who can say no to that.

Are you guys getting ready for the Christmas season?! I swore to myself that this year I would be pro-active in getting the Christmas season shopping started early and be mindful of the spirit of the season, not just the material gifts. I have to repent and tell you all that I used to dread Christmas, I was a female grinch, okay not that anti-Christmas, but I always felt that people missed the mark on Christmas, that it was about lavish gifts and get to as many parties as possible, I let this negatively affect how I felt about Christmas. I am here to declare, the grinchess is NO MORE! I am embracing the season and living it in the way I want it to be celebrated, everyone commemorates it in different ways and I will respect that! I will stick to a holiday which is full of love, tradition, gifts that may not be expensive but that are meaningful and the most important part of all, spending time with loved ones and of course sharing food prepared with love for all of us to gather around ♥ I even bought a stunning door wreath and some outdoor Christmas lights, watch out, soon my house will look like Christmas puked all over it!

So my first goal this season was to bring you all a little recipe gift and start the cheer with my Coffee Chai Spiced Loaf recipe. Easily whipped up in 10 minutes and baked in 35 minutes! For all you chai and coffee lovers out there, this will be potentially dangerous in your house, try to not eat the entire loaf in one sitting! Maybe it can be a gift you make someone as well, thoughtful and delicious.

Here is the ingredient list for one large loaf:

Wet Ingredients:

3 very ripe bananas – mashed

1/4 cup almond milk

2 eggs

2 tbsp instant coffee dissolved into 2 tbsp hot water (I use the Starbucks Via Instant Dark packets)

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

3/4 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 cup oat flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1.5 tsp chai spice (I use Silk Road Chai Spice Baking Blend)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips (I use Krisda sugar free chocolate chips from Superstore)

Optional:

2 tbsp stevia or sugar of your choice to make it sweeter if you prefer.

How to Make:

Turn oven on 350 degrees Celsius.

Mix all your dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, set aside.

Mash your bananas (I like to mash them so there are still some chunks of banana), blend in the rest of your wet ingredients, I find a hand hend blender works best!

Add your dry ingredients slowly to your wet, bland until just mixed. Fold in your chocolate chips!

Add your batter to a lightly greased loaf pan, top with crumbled walnuts if you want.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clear with no wet dough.

Let cool for 15 minutes, slice, then drool, then EAT EAT EAT!

I really hope you guys love this Coffee Chai Spiced Loaf and that you all can celebrate the holiday season in a way that feels right to you, includes your traditions and surrounds you with those you love and care for! Thanks for taking the time to check out this post and tag me on Facebook or Instagram with your loaf if you make it! XOXO

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