It’s officially sweater weather over here which means comfort foods and warming spices are back on my mind. Chai Tea is one of those cozy beverages that I love for it’s rich blend of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and black peppercorns. I was super excited when Dona Chai reached out to sample their award winning Masala Chai concentrate! Small batched in Brooklyn and sourced with quality ingredients and sustainability in mind this concentrate is delicious to drink as it is to make tasty treats. I created these gluten and dairy free Chai Spice Muffins With Vanilla Glaze and Nova could barely keep her little hands off of them so we could take this pic! Dona Chai is offering 15% off their site with code JULIAANDCHAI so you can also enjoy a cozy beverage and make a batch of these muffins. Enjoy!
Chai Spice Muffins With Vanilla Glaze
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour
- 1 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup Dona Chai Concentrate
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted )
Vanilla Glaze (optional)
- 2 tbsp coconut milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a standard 12 muffin pan or fill with muffin liners.
Whisk together the gluten free all purpose flour, guar gum, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, maple syrup, Dona Chai Consentrate, coconut milk and melted coconut oil until smooth.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until smooth.
Fill the muffin cups about half way with the batter and bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze if using until smooth adding more sugar as needed to thicken to desired consistency. Drizzle on top and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.