Classic banana bread gets a delicious twist with chai spices and a cheesecake layer.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper, if desired. Set aside. In a large bowl stir together the 1 1/2 cups flour, the oats, baking powder, cardamom, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and allspice. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl combine 2 of the egg whites, the bananas, oil, the 1/4 cup honey, and the milk.

  • In another medium bowl combine cream cheese, the remaining 2 egg whites, the 2 tablespoons flour, the 1 tablespoon honey, and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed just until combined; set aside.

  • Add banana mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir until evenly moistened. Spoon two-thirds of the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over batter in baking pan; spoon the remaining batter over all. Using a thin metal spatula or a table knife, cut down through the batter and pull up in a circular motion to marble the cream cheese layer.

  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary to prevent overbrowning, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil; chill in the refrigerator overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.7g 3% DV; sugars 6.7g; fat 6.6g 10% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 5.3mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 71.9IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.6mg 1% DV; folate 39.9mcg 10% DV; calcium 43.4mg 4% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 7.2mg 3% DV; potassium 72.2mg 2% DV; sodium 161.1mg 6% DV.