Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Recipe ReDux: Honey Chai Muffins

I love muffins, but I prefer to make them myself rather than buy them as most manufacturers and restaurants make a cupcake and then call it a muffin. I'm not fooled!

I was at a friends house flipping though a cupcake cookbook (does anyone else love reading cookbooks as much as I do?) when I came across a honey chai cupcake recipe. Voila! I was inspired to remake the recipe into a version I could be proud of.

Chai-Honey Muffins
Makes 10 muffins
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper liners or spray with non-stick spray. 
  2. Place tea bags in boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeeze excess tea and discard (did you know you can compost tea bags?)
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, oats, baking powder and salt. 
  4. Melt butter in a microwave-proof dish. Add eggs, honey, tea and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  5. Add liquid ingredients to try and mix until just combined. If you over-mix muffin batter, the muffins become tough. Using a scoop, divine batter evenly in your prepared muffin pans. Bake for 15 minutes or until puffed up and browned. 
  6. Enjoy with a mug of chai tea. 
Please check out these other awesome Recipe ReDux blogs - all with tea!


      1. We make muffins at least once a week. And I drink chai weekly - hot or cold! So these are definitely going on our rotation!

        1. I had mine with a mug of tea and love it! I hope you do too :) Thanks for stopping by!

      2. Are you coming over with these muffins for breakfast?! These look awesome!

      3. I make muffins a lot with my daughter and always looking for new, healthy yet flavorful recipes - just found our next baking project - yum!

      4. I love chai too Holly. I'm sure these are delicious.

        xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.


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