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Chai Apple Muffins

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Muffins
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Karina


  • 3 vanilla chai tea bags
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 red apples (unpeeled) cored and diced finely
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven 356°F (180°C).
  • Grease 2 muffin tins with cooking oil spray, wiping with a paper towel.
  • Place tea bag in the boiling water and set aside to brew.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine apples, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar, mixing well until apples are coated.
  • Add the eggs, butter, apple sauce, honey and brewed tea. Squeeze any excess tea from the tea bag into the cake batter and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour(s), baking powder and salt until all ingredients are combined.
  • Mix in to wet ingredients.
  • Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of batter per muffin into prepared muffin tins and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.


The Caramel sauce is best eaten straight after cooling, however, you can store it in the refrigerator and simply reheat over stove top when you need it.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.1mg