The idea of a chai spiced bread had been spinning around in my head for a few days before I made this. Then, the thought to put some pear in it came to me and I couldn't wait to try it out. Seriously... delicious. I may have said this before, I'm sure that I have (because I'm vain like that...), but this is likely my favorite bread to-date.
Banana & Pear Chai Spiced Bread
3 bananas (very ripe or previously frozen)
2 egg yolks (reserve the whites)
4 egg whites
1 tsp 100% pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups brown rice flour
- Dash of ginger
- Dash of Cardamom
- Dash of cinnamon
- Pinch of clove
- Pinch of Nutmeg
Pinch of sea salt1/4 tsp ground flax-seed (optional)
2 tbls grapeseed oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 pear, peeled & diced (I used Bartlett)
Whip the egg whites until the begin to turn white (but not quite frothy), set aside.
Thoroughly blend together the bananas, yolks, maple syrup and vanilla. Add in the flour, chai spice, sea salt, flax-seed and grapeseed oil, stir well.
Fold in your egg whites and thoroughly combine with the dough. Add in the baking powder and soda and top with the apple cider vinegar. Give it a good stir and then fold in the pear.
Bake at 350º for 30 minutes, cover with foil and then back another 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
I will definitely be making this one again.