Chai Tea Muffins
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
Love chai tea? Then you will love these gluten-free Chai Tea Muffins from GF Jules!
  • ¼ cup granulated cane sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter or non-dairy alternative (I used Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar or 4 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup “natural” applesauce (e.g. no sugar added), pumpkin butter, apple butter OR mashed banana (approx. 1 overripe banana)
  • 1 cup Jules Gluten Free™ All Purpose Flour (see notes)
  • ½ cup almond meal or buckwheat flour
  • 2 Tbs. flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. mesquite flour or unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ cup Jules Gluten Free™ Certified Gluten-Free Oats (or other certified gluten-free oats) or ¼ cup whole millet
  • 2 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda ½ cup chai tea latte concentrate (CalNaturale™ Spiced Chai Svelte™ or Oregon Chai® Latte Concentrate) or steep 3 chai tea bags (like these) in ½ cup very warm milk (dairy or non-dairy) then set aside to cool
  • ½ cup raisins or diced apples (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F Convection or 350 static.
  2. Coat 15 muffin tins or 24 mini muffin tins with cooking oil or line with muffin papers.
  3. Whip sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs and stir. Mix in agave nectar and applesauce until combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mix while slowly pouring in the chai tea. Mix until smooth.
  4. Fill the muffin tins ⅔ full and bake until they are light brown: approximately 11-12 minutes for mini muffins or 20-25 minutes for regular muffins.
Yield: Approximately 12-15 muffins or 24 mini-muffins.

Shirley here: Jules uses her Jules Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour in all her baking so that's what she used in this recipe. Therefore, she has not tested any other flour mixes and can't comment on how those might work. If you have her Free For All Cooking cookbook, you might try her substitute gluten-free flour mix (for when you don't have her flour mix) that's made from individual gluten-free flours and starches. If you substitute another gluten-free flour mix, please come back and share your results with us all in comments.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at