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Chai Tea Muffins

Your favorite cup of tea in muffin form! A spiced, aromatic muffin filled with warm chai spices, drizzled in a maple glaze and sprinkled with pecans.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Allspice
  • A pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Milk


  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Maple Extract
  • A pinch Salt


  • 1/4 cup Pecans chopped
  • Flaky Salt for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tins with liners.
  • Start by combining flour, sald, and baking powder into a large bowl. Whisk together.
  • Add in Chai spice
  • Then, cream together the softened butter and the sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add in eggs, one egg at atime. Waititng for one egg to be almost combined before adding in another.
  • Add in vanilla.
  • Begin to add in the dry ingredients, alternating with the half cup of milk, into the butter mixture. Mix until almost combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, fill liners to 2/3's of the way full.
  • Bake in the oven for about 18-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • While muffins cool, make the glaze.
  • Combine powdered sugar, salt, maple extract, and milk. Stir until a nice thick consistency.
  • While the muffins are still slightly warm, dip them in the glaze and let the excess drip off.
  • Sprinkle with chopped pecans and a sprinkle of flakey salt.
  • Time for breakfast!



Depending on how big you make your muffins, the time it takes to bake could change. I felt like the perfect time for my muffins in my oven was about 21 minutes. Start checking at 18 minutes to be sure! 
If you're running short on time, you can leave the glaze off. These muffins are flavorful all by themselves! 
If you can't find maple extract, just use vanilla!
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