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Chai Spiced Vegan Muffins

This Chai Spiced Vegan Muffins recipe is a delicious healthy breakfast or snack filled with warm aromatic spices like cloves, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 203kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin or add muffin liners to a muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and the spices.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: applesauce, milk, oil, and maple syrup. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.
  • Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let them cool down for 5-10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin. Yields 12 muffins.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container with a paper towel under them to absorb any moisture. They will last about a week in the fridge. You can also freeze the muffins for up to 3 months. 
Substitutions: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Feel free to change up the spices or increase/decrease quantities as you see fit.
  • Instead of grapeseed oil, you can substitute any other neutral oil like canola, vegetable or safflower oil.
  • Instead of applesauce, you can use other fruit purees like banana or pumpkin.
  • Instead of diary-free milk, you can use regular cow's milk.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. 


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg