This moist bread will rock your world. It has chai tea, medjool dates, almond milk and oat flour, which work so well together. I had never tried tea in baking before, but now I can tell you that I’m hooked! It tastes delicious and all those spices wafting out of the oven door is killer to the senses.
I added walnuts on the top, which give it some extra crunch and taste amidst this dense bread. I’ve not been feeling very creative lately, so this recipe is actually a slight adaptation from Feasting On Fruit’s Chai Spiced Quick Bread. It’s fairly easy to make, but wait until the bread has completely cooled down before cutting it. Trust me, or you’ll end up with broken and a bit soggy slices of bread (yeah, I might’ve been a bit impatient).
Just soak the dates in the tea, then blend it together with the lemon juice, almond milk and vanilla. Then mix that with all the dry ingredients, bake for 35 minutes in a loaf pan and there you have it! Healthy Chai tea bread, which is seriously the best way to bake chai tea.
I guess we could say this is for Valentine’s day because it has dates in it (kinda a stretch, I know, but nonetheless, it’s really tasty!).
Chai Infused Date and Oat Bread
This moist and dense bread, infused with chai tea, is the perfect healthy baked good to make! For the chai tea, I simply put all the spices into boiling water.
Slightly adapted from: Chai Spiced Quick Bread – Natalie @ Feasting on Fruit
10 medjool dates, pitted
1 cup prepared chai tea (spices included in the tea, no need for tea strainer or bag)
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oat flour ( I blended oats in a food processor, just make sure to measure after, not before)
1/4 cup almond flour (can substitute with more oat flour)
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 175 °C (350 °F). Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or grease very well.
- In a blender, soak the dates with the chai tea for ten minutes. Add the almond milk, lemon juice and vanilla and blend until the mixture is smooth and thick.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together, then add in the date mixture and walnuts (if desired). Mix until smooth and pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Let rest in pan for five minutes before removing onto a cooling rack. Wait (this is important) until it cools completely before cutting into slices. Can store for a few days in the fridge.