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  • Cardamom-Spiced Banana Bread Recipe

    March 10, 2023 2 min read

    A hard black seed encased in a small pod, cardamom is commonly found in two primary varieties - green and black. Depending on the recipe, cardamom may be used in the full pod or as a ground spice.

    This aromatic spice adds a rich warmth to baked goods, like this delicious cardamom-spiced banana bread! The perfect breakfast-on-the go, or midday snack, this recipe is quick and easy to make with a unique flavor and healthy hit of cardamom!

    What are the health benefits of cardamom?

    Cardamom-Spice | Mukha Yoga

    What are the health benefits of cardamom?

    Cardamom is a delicious potent spice with a variety of anti-inflammatory and supportive properties. With a slightly minty flavor, it can also help treat bad breath and improve overall oral health.

    • May help lower blood pressure

    • Contains antimicrobial properties

    • Antioxidant effects may support healthy heart function

    • Fight bad breath bacteria

    • Detoxifying properties support liver functioning

    Cardamom Spice Banana Bread Ingredients

    • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (or all-purpose gluten free if required)

    • 1 tsp baking powder

    • 1 tsp baking soda

    • 1 tsp of salt

    • 1 stick of salted butter

    • 1 tsp ground cardamom

    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

    • 4 large ripe bananas mashed

    • ¾ cup of packed brown sugar

    • 2 eggs

    • 2 tsp vanilla extract

    Banana Bread Directions

    Spiced Banana Bread | Mukha Yoga
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a 9 x 5 baking tray by spraying with non-stick coating or line with parchment paper.

    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.  

    3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring throughout until the butter becomes browned and aromatic. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the cardamom and cinnamon.

    4. Add in the mashed bananas vanilla, brown sugar and eggs. Whisk until well combined.

    5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold with a rubber spatula until all flour is combined.

    6. Transfer the batter to the baking tray. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the top is lightly brown. Poke with a fork or toothpick to check that there is no wet batter.

    7. Cool for 15-30 minutes before serving. Serve warm and enjoy!

    Victoria Maybee l Mukha Yoga
    By Victoria Maybee; All Rights Reserved @2022

    Victoria Maybee l Mukha YogaBy Victoria Maybee; All Rights Reserved @2022