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Chai Latte Muffins with Chai Spiced Streusel

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Author: Traci
Moist, soft, fluffy, perfectly spiced, and SO. GOOD. These Chai Latte Muffins with Chai Spiced Streusel are the perfect breakfast bake all year long!

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Streusel

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 5 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter

Instructions

Streusel

  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and flour.
  • Use a pastry knife, or fork, to cut butter in to dry ingredients. Set aside.

Muffins

  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Line muffin pans with paper liners, or spray with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine milk and tea bags.
  • Heat to steaming.
  • Remove from heat and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla, and tea infused milk.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients.
  • Stir until dry ingredients are completely incorporated.
  • Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
  • Top with streusel.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until done.

Notes

  • Do NOT over-mix the batter.
  • Be sure to set a timer when you’re steeping the tea. You don’t want to over-brew it!
  • If you don’t have cupcake papers, you can grease the muffin pan.
  • Be careful to not add TOO much streusel to the tops of these muffins.
  • A cake tester or toothpick is a great way to check if these muffins are baked!

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg