Chai tea is a favorite of mine and based on current trends, I don’t think I’m alone in that. It’s spicy and warm, comforting and full of flavor. I’ve included the chai spice in a number of baked goods over the years, but recently I’ve been wanting to include the whole flavor, including the tea, in something homemade. These chai muffins are a result of that desire – they include all the spices commonly associated with chai but also include the lovely black tea flavor and color.
As with any chai blend, feel free to mix up the spices to the ones that most match your favorite blend. This recipes makes 6 regular sized muffins but could easily be doubled for more. They keep well so a large won’t go stale in just a day or two. A 1/2 cup of nuts, seeds, or chocolate chips might be a nice addition as well, though admittedly I quite liked these soft without the extra crunch.
- 1/2 Cup Strong Black Tea (Double Strength)
- 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- Pinch of Ground Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line it with paper liners.
- Sift together the flours, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.
- Whisk together the tea, butter, sugar, and egg until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined.
- Divide the batter among 6 muffins cups.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes before turning out to cool completely on a wire rack.
- Makes 6 muffins, but can easily be doubled or tripled to feed a larger crowd.
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