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Chai Tea Muffins with Streusel

Autumn is the perfect time to wake up to warm muffins.  And when your muffins are Chai flavored ahhh…the spices are good for us, the tea of course, that is great for us so what are you waiting for let’s get started!

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Key ingredients

Tell me more Betty about these muffins- Chai Tea Muffins are:

  • scrumptious, let me grab one more!  That kind of scrumptious- my friends, family, grandkids all voted that these were amazing. My grandson Liam keeps wanting more and more….
  • they are Vegan and (I give you great tips to make all your vegan muffins to come out great!)
  • Easy
  • Ready in 35 minutes to eat
  • Streusel that will have you reaching for another one!

    Chai Tea Muffins with Streusel -warm from the oven

Even if you aren’t vegan, these are no different than if you were to use dairy and you could use buttermilk if you so desire instead of Oat Milk but really the Oat milk is amazing.


This smells soooo good! I made a bit extra to add to my Chai tea.

Some types of non-dairy milk will give a bit of off flavor, or the crumb of the muffin will be too dense or soggy.   And you know what?  if you want to you can make your own oat milk, it is easy.  Here’s the post where I show you how to make oat, almond and cashew milk with different flavors too!  

First we’ll simmer the oat milk and Chai tea together.  While that is making your kitchen smell wonderful, you can mix up the streusel, put the dry ingredients together and you are almost done!

Ready to mix up!

I made these not too sweet, just a bit of sugar in them compared to most muffins. If you need to avoid sugar due to diabetes, use Monkfruit sweetener it tastes like sugar without odd aftertaste.

Use spatula to stir gently so that you don’t overwork gluten in the flour

I made these as a small batch, after all if it is just one or two of you, six muffins are enough.  If you want to double it, for 12 muffins it will work out great, I did it both ways.

  • The second key tip in making vegan muffins, different oils will act different, coconut oil is the most like butter so it is best to use melted coconut oil in recipes that call for softened butter or melted butter.
  • And another tip if you are thinking you don’t want it to taste coconuty- use refined coconut oil.  Refined coconut oil has very little to no coconut taste or scent.

The batter will be thick- like this

If you are concerned about the caffeine from the chai tea and little kids eating it, it didn’t seem to phase my little guys at all. Also in my research it appears that caffeine is baked out at higher temperatures. But if you are concerned, Tazo and Stash tea make a decaf Chai tea.  Also, you could double the spices in the recipe and leave out the Chai tea.

Ready for the oven

If you are thinking of making these into cupcakes, just frost them instead of adding extra sugar to the batter, because after all, the frosting is sweet.  Also, tip for making these into cupcakes, Flavor the frosting with same spices in the batter and you can dust a bit of cinnamon and sugar on top of the frosting.  I’d suggest vegan cream cheese frosting for these.

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Chai Tea Vegan Muffins with Streusel

Easy Vegan Chai Tea Muffins that taste amazing! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword Chai Vegan Muffin recipe, How to make vegan muffins, vegan muffin recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 6 muffins


  • 2/3 cup Oat Milk, I used vanilla oat milk
  • 3 Chai Tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each: ground cardamon, ground ginger
  • 2 pinches each: ground cloves, ground nutmeg, pepper
  • 1/3 cup granulated pure cane sugar (or use Monkfruit sweetener)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Streusel Topping

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line muffin tin with baking cups if desired, or spray tin with cooking spray and set aside. 

  2. In small saucepan, add oat milk and Chai tea bags, heat to simmering, simmer on low for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.  Remove tea bags.  Add apple cider vinegar and set aside.

  3. In a small size bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. 

    In a larger bowl whisk together sugar and melted coconut oil.

    Add milk mixture to sugar and coconut oil, whisk to combine well.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix gently with rubber spatula to blend well.   Batter will be thick.  

    Fill muffin tins/liners 2/3 full.  (six muffins approximately)

  5. In a cup, mix streusel ingredients together sprinkle over tops of the muffins. 

    Bake for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set muffins on cooling rack to cool.  

    Enjoy with a cup of Chai tea!

Recipe Notes

Coconut Oil is the best resemblance to butter so that is why it is important to use for vegan oil. Refined coconut oil has very little to no coconut taste or scent.  Want to avoid oil?  use unsweetened applesauce instead.  

If you want to make these into cupcakes, frost with vegan cream cheese frosting and use 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of cardamon in the frosting, also you can sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and or nutmeg and sugar combo on top of the frosting.  

Products used in this Recipe:

Silicone baking cups are so handy, you don't need a muffin tin, don't have to use oil to spray a muffin tin so they are great to use and you can reuse them many times.

Tazo Original Chai Tea I used regular but Tazo also has Decaf Chai Tea if you concerned about caffeine.

If you want to avoid sugar, (and diabetics can use this) use Monkfruit Sweetener, it doesn't have odd aftertaste, you use the same amount as sugar and it tastes well, like sugar!

Pacific Organic Vanilla Oat Milk but any type of homemade or other Oat Milk will work.  Just be sure to use Oat Milk or if you want to use buttermilk that will work as well.  

There are affiliate links which means I will get a tiny percentage of the purchase price if you decide to purchase any of the products, but you do not pay any more for the items. It helps to defray the cost of the Dash of Wisdom blog. Thank you so much!



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