If you're anything like me and love the smell of apples and spices baking in the oven, then this is the recipe for you. These Apple Spice Muffins with Chai Glaze produce the most delicious smelling aromas and taste like everything good about fall. The muffins are full of spices and flavors, and the glaze adds a little sweetness and flavor. This recipe is adapted from Ambitious Kitchen's Chai-Spiced Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins. The original recipe makes chai spiced flavored muffins with a vanilla glaze, where as this recipe makes apple spiced muffins with a chai glaze. These muffins are also eggless since my family doesn't cook with eggs at home.
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes
SERVINGS: 12 muffins
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour (210 grams)
½ cup rolled or old fashion oats
1 large apple roughly diced
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup Greek yogurt or regular yogurt
¼ cup almond milk (or any other milk)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cardamom
¼ heaping teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup almond or any non-dairy milk
1 tablespoon cream cheese or greek yogurt
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 chai teabag or 1 teaspoon chai leaves
Splash of vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
Muffins: Chop your apple and add it to your bowl. Add in the applesauce, oil, maple syrup, yogurt, almond milk, and vanilla. Mix well and then add in the flour, oats, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Pour the mixture into the muffin tin and bake for 24-26 minutes at 350° F. While the muffins are baking prepare the glaze.
Glaze: Warm the milk up in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Steep the teabag or leaves for about 15 minutes. Remove the teabag and squeeze out excess liquid. Mix in the cream cheese or yogurt, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Drizzle over the muffins 15 minutes after they come out of the oven.