Chai Muffins


I love chai tea, especially once the cool crisp air returns.  It warms your soul from the inside out with all the spices.  So I thought I’d try my hand at using those same spices to make muffins.  And they were everything I thought they would be…perfection.

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Chai Muffins
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp cardamom
3/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp cloves
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c water
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg; whisk to combine.  In another bowl add vegetable oil and brown sugar, stir until well incorporated.  Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla and water.  Slowly add flour mixture into egg mixture, mix until just combined.  Pour evenly into a muffin pan with paper liners, making 12 muffins.  Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, let cool.  In a small bowl combine powdered sugar with 1 tbs of water.  Drizzle icing over cooled muffins, then serve.

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