Sugar & Spice Chai Bread

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  1. Butter and flour a 9x5 loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine packet 1 of the chai bread mix with 1 cup water and 10 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
  5. Stir together frosting packet and 1 tablespoon water.
  6. When bread has cooled, drizzle icing over the top.
Add nuts, dates, or chocolate chips to the batter before baking to change it up.


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Until next time friends….these days I am never sure when that will be, so thank you for sticking around for my sporadic blog posts! Our schedules are more full than ever this summer which is really  great fun, but somedays this leaves me with a choice of an hour of blogging or an hour of yoga…and guys, I really like yoga. Our mornings are filled with swimming lessons, our afternoons outdoors, and our evenings at soccer games, baseball games, and VBS. I am so worn out at night from my boys that blogging at night has been out of the question.But seriously this summer so far, two thumbs up! I hope your summer is going well and you are taking time for yourself! As always, thanks for your visit.