Introducing my new favorite muffins.
These are seriously so good. So good. If you love the flavors of chai tea, you will love these muffins. There’s a double dose of chai here; in both the muffins themselves and the glaze. The key to making these delicious is my chai tea milk.
I infused the milk I used in both the muffins and the glaze with lots of chai tea for the foundation of flavor. I also added some toasted spices found in chai tea to my batter to really reinforce that chai taste. The warming spices in these muffins are so comforting and the glaze really puts just them over the top. Make a cup of coffee (or chai tea) and have one of these babies for breakfast, and you will not be disappointed. Trust me.
Glazed Chai Tea Muffins
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 10 muffins 1x
Get all the flavors of Chai tea in a muffin! The glaze echoes the flavor in the muffins to make these extra special. For all of you Chai latte lovers out there, this is a must-try!
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 chai tea bags
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of ground cardamom
- Dash of freshly grated nutmeg
- Pinch of ground cloves
- Pinch of ground allspice
- 10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup sour cream, at room temperature
- ½ cup chai tea milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- Dash of vanilla extract
- 2–3 tablespoon chai tea milk
- Make chai milk: Add milk and tea bags to a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, remove from heat, cover and allow it to steep for 25-30 minutes, or until the tea flavor is very pronounced. Squeeze out tea bags into the milk mixture and discard.
- Preheat oven & prep pan: Preheat oven to 400°F. Line or grease 10 standard muffin cups.
- Mix dry ingredients: Combine flour through salt in a large bowl. Add spices to a small sauté pan and warm over medium heat, stirring often, for 1-3 minutes or until spices are fragrant, being cautious not to burn them. Add spices to the dry ingredients.
- Mix wet ingredients: Combine the butter and sugars in a bowl of a standing mixture, and beat over high speed for 2-3 minutes or until creamy and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, over medium speed until incorporated. Stir in sour cream, chai milk and vanilla.
- Mix wet & dry: Incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients, in two additions, over low speed until just combined.
- Bake: Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups (they should be ¾ to all the way full). Bake on the center rack for 15-20 minutes, rotating half way through, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
- Glaze & serve: While the muffins cool, prepare the glaze. Whisk together sugar through vanilla. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of chai milk, adding more if needed to reach desired consistency. Dip muffin tops into the glaze, allowing excess to drip off and place back onto the wire rack until the glaze sets. Enjoy.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 348
- Sugar: 29g
- Sodium: 245mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 5g
Keywords: chai, muffins, glazed
These were soooooo delicious! I am from India and chai is an essential ritual every morning in my home. Butninhad been dreaming up dumping steeped chai in a muffin. This recipe did it for me! Even my 5 yr old loved it! Not too sweet, not savoury, just right. I subbed the yogurt for some buttermilk and added an extra knob of butter to balance the texture.. they have been hard to resist. Thank you for a wonderful recipe, it is a keeper!
Sabrina Russo says
Thank you so much, Shilpa! Your comment made my day 🙂 Great substitution, too!