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Chai Tea Bread

A quick bread full of creamy Chai flavor and topped with a bit of toasted coconut.

Morsels of Life - Chai Tea Bread - A quick bread full of creamy Chai flavor and topped with a bit of toasted coconut.

Just like many of you, I'm a fan of Chai Tea. I don't remember when I first tasted Chai Tea but it's always been a favorite. So, you understand when I saw this recipe on Steph's Silver Boxes, I knew I had to give it a try. How could I not? This Chai Bread certainly did not disappoint! In fact, we liked this bread so much, I made it two weeks in a row, and might even go for a third. With my usual desire for something neeeeeeeeeeew, making this Chai Bread three weeks in a row breaks new ground! (Even the Caramelized Banana Bread only made it two weeks.)

You can really taste the creamy Chai flavor with every bite. I only made a few modifications. The largest being I just used some shredded coconut instead of making the cinnamon glaze. I wanted this bread easy to eat "on the go," and I thought the glaze could get a bit sticky. I also used a Chai concentrate instead of prepared chai. I like my Chai extra "spice-y" and using a Chai concentrate gave the bread just the right amount of flavor for us. If you prefer a milder Chai, you could easily substitute regular Chai tea. Whichever way tickles your taste buds works. :)

What's your favorite beverage to bake with?

A quick bread full of creamy Chai flavor and topped with a bit of toasted coconut.

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Yield: 1 loaf


Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/4 cup butter
3/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves, ground
1/8 cup shredded coconut
2 eggs
2 cups flour I used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup white.
3/8 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup Chai concentrate or Chai tea


  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Form Wet Team by mixing sugar, butter, eggs, Chai, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Form Dry Team by mixing flour, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves.
  4. Combine Wet Team and Dry Team until barely moistened.
  5. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  6. Sprinkle shredded coconut on top.
  7. Bake at 350F until a lovely scent wafts through the kitchen, about 50 minutes.


  1. You're right - Chai is so irresistible, and I'm only just beginning to realize how many different ways that combination of spices can be used. I've been working on making granola with it, but this bread looks fantastic!

  2. ooooh - granola sounds good too! I'm finding "Chai flavors" go well with so many different things. :)

  3. I have been wanting to bake with Chai for a while now, but I have yet to get to it. This looks like a great recipe to add to my list. Until I do though, beer will probably remain my favorite beverage to bake with.

  4. You're missing out! Chai adds such great flavor. :) Although beer adds a nice flavor too. Now I want some Bacon Beer Pancakes!

  5. I've not baked with Chai before, but this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  6. It's def worth giving a try! :)

  7. How Interesting. I do love Chai Tea. I bet this would be great! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  8. Isn't Chai just the best? :) Hope you enjoy!

  9. I think my dh would like this. Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party.

  10. Hope he enjoys it. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  11. This sounds delicious. Was just thinking I need to make some more Chai Concentrate and then think of something to make with it... Today I decided to have a Mocha Chai.

  12. Next time you make some chai concentrate - give this bread a try! You'll be glad you did. :)

  13. Wow! I love chai tea and baking homemade bread; I just never thought of combining the two before. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I appreciate you being there each and every week! :-)

  14. Thanks for hosting! You should give it a try sometime - it's totally worth it. :)

  15. Marlene @NoshmywayFebruary 19, 2013

    Wow! This is right up my alley. I have baked with tea before and it is so delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  16. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by! :)