Eating Chai Spice Apple Muffins for breakfast is a given, but they are also yummy for a snack when the munchies hit or even for dessert. These delicious muffins are made with good-for-you ingredients such as old-fashioned oats, whole wheat flour, apples and a few of your favorite nuts.

Chai Spice Apple Muffins [Vegan]

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To Make the Chai Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

To Make the Muffins: 

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gluten-free option: substitute oat flour—you can make your own by blending old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons chai spice mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans (or other nuts like walnuts)


  1. Mix the ground flaxseeds and water in a small bowl and set aside to thicken.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. If not using a non-stick muffin tray, spray lightly with oil.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, baking soda, all of the chai spice ingredients, and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: applesauce, non-dairy milk, mashed banana, vanilla extract, and flax egg.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  7. Place a dollop of muffin mixture into each muffin tin and top with a sprinkling of chopped apples.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes. The muffins are done when a toothpick inserted into one comes out clean.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving Calories: 192 | Carbs: 31 g | Fat: 7 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 5 mg | Sugar: 14 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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