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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chai Spiced Glazed Muffins

Chai Spiced Glazed Muffins - Wholewheat & Eggless

Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin

I have made two versions of this Chai Spice Glazed Muffin - with Whole-wheat Flour + Egg & All Purpose Flour without egg - and each turned out pretty darn good! Just a few tweaks here and there and you have more than one way to make this!

I baked and took some of these Chai Spice Glazed Muffin (the AP Flour and eggless version) for my friend's daughter when we visited them during Christmas and she loved them. Since she is allergic to many things she misses out on many treats. But the sweet little soul hardly ever complains and faces her allergies bravely! I am so glad that she loved Chai Spice Glazed Muffin and the Eggless Chocolate Brownies that I made for her! I am so glad that she loved them.

Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin: Wholewheat with eggs version

Today I made the Whole-wheat with egg version. Honestly, I did not think that the 5 year old will enjoy eating these, but he did!! Maybe because he helped me bake these or perhaps it was wrong of me to assume that he won't like it just because there was no chocolate chips in it! He however insisted that I add a little red&blue (his favorite colors) sprinkles on his. He mentioned more than once that he LOVED these! Happy Mamma!

Chai Spice Glazed Muffins - Wholewheat & Eggless


How to make Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin


Ingredients for the Muffins: Yield - 6  
  • Whole-wheat Flour  - 1 1/3 Cup (You can use All Purpose Flour as well)
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp (I used canola)
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/4 Cup
  • Light Brown Sugar - 3 tbsp
  • Applesauce - 1/3 Cup (or 1 egg at room temperature)
  • Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
  • Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Ground Cardamom (green) - 3/4 tsp
  • Ground Allspice - 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper - 1/8 tsp, finely ground
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk -  3/4 Cup + 1 tbsp (1/2 Cup if using All Purpose flour)
Ingredients for the Glaze:
  • Confectioners Sugar -  - 1/4 Cup, sifted
  • Butter - 2 tbsp, melted
  • Milk - 2 tsp (more or less)
  • Allspice - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder - a fat pinch
  • Cinnamon Powder - a fat pinch
  • Ginger Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Freshly cracked black pepper - a pinch
Chai Spice Glazed Muffins - Wholewheat & Eggless


Process for the Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin


Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake lines. This recipe will yield about 6 or 7 muffins.
In a bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugars until smooth. Add the applesauce (or egg) and beat till incorporated.
Next, stir in the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, green cardamom powder, ginger powder,  allspice, cracked black pepper, salt and vanilla. Mix gently to combine.
Add the flour 1/3rd Cup at a time into the butter and spice mixture alternating with the milk. Fold in to combine but do not over-mix.
Let the batter rest for about 20 minutes. 
Scoop the batter into lined muffin tin, about 2 to 3 tbsp in each till it is almost full.
Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes, till a toothpick inserted into the middle  of a muffin comes out clean. 
While the muffin is baking, prepare the glaze.
Take the muffins out and transfer to a cooling rack.
Once the muffins have cooled down slightly, dunk the muffin crown into the glaze and let it harden. 
Go ahead and double dip it if you want. 


Now for the glaze for Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin


For the glaze: In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients listed under Glaze till smooth. Dunk the muffins in the glaze or drizzle the glaze on the Chai Spiced Glazed Muffin for an extra burst of aromatic chai spices.

Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction

5 comments:

Rafeeda AR said...

wow... love all the spices added to that muffin... would love to try this out sometime...

Cocoawind said...

Thank you Rafeeda :) :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

this look so amazing.. Healthier with wheat flour...

Cocoawind said...

Thank you Veena :)

GenevieveB said...

Making these muffins right now #fingers crossed #Rinnells all excited# camping trip bday bash. Already smells awesome. Thanks for the recipe ;)

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