Earl Grey Banana Bread

Earl Grey Banana Bread

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It seemed fate lead me to this bread. I am often known to have earl grey tea with a slice of banana bread (especially in the afternoons while Ladybug takes her nap), but what if you combined them together? Two of my favorite things in one?! It had to be made!

I am massively in love with this bread! It was probably the moistest banana bread I have ever eaten. Plus the addition of the earl grey tea was superb! If you aren’t a big fan of bergamont oil, you shouldn’t worry because here it is almost flowery, dainty and very subtle. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. I slathered a few slices with butter, but I think that I preferred it better without anything on it.
Earl Grey Banana Bread Recipe

Earl Grey Banana Bread


yield: 2 LoavesAuthor: Jenni Ward – The Gingered Whiskprint recipe

Earl Grey Banana Bread

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hour and 15 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 30 mins
This Banana Bread is spiked with the delicate floral notes of Earl Grey Tea! Its a lovely quick bread that you will want to enjoy again and again!


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 bags Earl Grey Tea (or 5 TBSP loose leaf)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 TBSP Turbinado Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
    Grease two loaf pans with butter or cooking spray.
    In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat, add the tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
    Discard the tea bags, add the brown sugar, white sugar, and the butter to the suacepan and return the pan to the heat.
    Cook until the butter and sugars have melted into a thick syrup, about 2 minutes.
    Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
    In a large bowl, combine the sour cream and the baking soda, and let it stand undisturbed for 5 minutes.
    Slowly stir the cooled tea-syrup and the eggs into the sour cream.
    Sift in the flour and fold gently to combine.
    Fold in the mashed bananas.
    Pour the batter into the prepared pans and sprinkle the tops with the turbinado sugar.
    Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes (covering the tops with foil halfway through) or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
    Place the bread pans on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes.
    Remove the bread from the loaf pans and allow to cool completely before slicing.


(adapted from Healthy. Delicious)

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    March 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    This looks really delicious! It is definitely going on my "to bake" list!

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    March 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    This bread looks so good. I keep meaning to make a baked good with Earl Grey. Also, I have an award waiting for you on my blog!

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    Nicole, RD
    March 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    This bread sounds wonderful. Earl Grey…I'll take it in any form 🙂 Carbs preferred 🙂

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    March 16, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    I never would have thought of this combination myself, but it sounds amazing! I have got to try baking with earl grey sometime

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    August 30, 2012 at 3:48 AM

    I can't wait to make this!!! I have a soft spot for both banana bread and Earl Grey tea, and honestly I can't think of a better combination right now!

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    Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats
    December 16, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    Interesting! I'm a bit of a banana-bread-acholic and I would have never thought of adding tea!

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