Chai is a delicious spice blend that brings a touch of autumn to any recipe. Using it in lattes is a classic, but there are also so many other dishes you can put it in: cakes, smoothies, truffles – the list goes on. From breakfast to dessert, you can enjoy this warming spice throughout the day to really put you in the Fall spirit. Grab your favorite scarf, get a cup of tea (preferably chai), and get ready to fall in love with these yummy chai-spiced vegan recipes!
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1. Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
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There is nothing like taking a nice hike in the trails with a hot mug of this Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte by Katia Martin. It’s delicious, give you a little pick me up with a bit of caffeine and sugar, it’s full of delicious nutrients to help muster through the cold weather. How could you resist that, right? The sweetness of the pumpkin and cinnamon with the spice goes together like vegan bread and butter.
2. Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting
This dense, Brown Butter Cardamom Cake With Chai Buttercream Frosting by Sarah Gory has rich frosting that’s irresistible. It’s the little details that matter — by browning the butter prior to using it for the cake, you create a subtly unique taste. It’s the perfect winter dessert served with fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee.
3. Chocolate Chai Truffles
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4. Chai Tea Protein Smoothie
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5. Chai Cake
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6. Nutty Maple Chai Oat Blondies
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These hearty Nutty Maple Chai Oat Blondies by Medha Swaminathan are full of oats and three (yes, three!) different types of nuts – almonds, pecans, and buttery macadamias. Add a little cinnamon and allspice, and you’ve got yourself a fall dessert that’s packed with chai deliciousness!
7. Rainy Day Chai
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8. Cocoa Chai Hot Cross Buns
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9. Poached Pear Chai Bread
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This elegant version of a sunken pear cake is true to its flavors and hides the perfect surprise on the inside, making it incredibly moist and fluffy. This Poached Pear Chai Bread by Kirsten Kaminski gets a powerful infusion of fresh ginger, maple syrup, and white wine to make it even more festive.
Reprinted with permission from Vegan Holiday Cooking by Kirsten Kaminski, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Kirsten Kaminski
10. Iced Vegan Chai Latte
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If you’ve never made your own Chai, you’re in for a treat. This easy Iced Vegan Chai Latte by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is here to transform your kitchen into an aromatic paradise. Fresh spices are crushed by hand and briefly toasted until warm and fragrant, then steeped in water blended with the plant-based milk of your choice. Simmered with a cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, cloves, peppercorns, black tea, and fresh ginger, this robust beverage can be enjoyed throughout the year, hot or cold.
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