Glazed Chai Spiced Muffins
Recipe type: Breakfast; Muffin
Total time: 
Serves: 12
All the spices of a chai tea latte in muffin form!
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup confectioner's (icing) sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp EACH ginger, cardamom, and allspice
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter, oil, and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs, beating well to combine.
  3. Mix in the baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour into the mixture alternately with the milk, making 2 additions of each, and mixing until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter over 12 muffins and bake for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in pan for a couple minutes while you prepare the glaze.
  7. For glaze, mix all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. When muffins are just cool enough to handle (3-5 minutes), dunk them upside down into the glaze and set on cooling racks to cool. Double dunk if necessary to use all the glaze :)
  8. Serve warm, or let cool and freeze in an airtight container and reheat in the microwave as needed.
I substituted one cup of flour with whole wheat flour and they were just as delicious. Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction's Chai Spiced Glazed Doughnut Muffins.
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