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Chai Muffins | Gluten Free & Sugar Free

Gluten free, sugar free and gut friendly chai muffins with the added benefit of collagen. This healthy recipe will have your mid-morning snack sorted for the week.

If chai spice is not your thing then maybe skip to the next recipe or use the base of this recipe and add in a few chocolate chips or berries instead of the chai blend.

What is Chai Spice?

Chai spice is such a delicious blend of flavours that can be added to so many things including smoothies, but on this occasion I decided to add a spoon full to my muffins and they turned out great! Most store bought chai blends contain sugar and preservatives so I prefer to make my own and store in a glass jar. The popular blend of spices usually contains cardamom with a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and sometimes nutmeg and or star anise. If you make your own chai spice, you can customise the blend however you like, most importantly this means you can leave out the sugar!

The Best Chai Muffins

If you’re looking for a healthy snack for kids lunch boxes or your own desk lunch then these chai muffins are it! Why not make a double batch and throw half into the freezer so that you always have a stash ready for snack emergencies.

If meal prep is your thing and you’re looking for healthy snacks that can be prepared with ease, then you need to try these crunchy chocolate chip protein balls.

Ingredients for Chai Muffins

  • Almond flour – I haven’t tried substituting this with any other type of flour so I can’t guarantee anything else will work.
  • Coconut flour – no substitutes for coconut flour as it is VERY absorbent but also relatively accessible being available at most grocery stores.
  • Stevia – or substitute with your favourite sugar free sweetener.
  • Collagen – you can leave this out but I highly recommend adding at least a few scoops of collagen to these chai muffins
  • Chai spice – DIY or try to find a clean, sugar free chai blend.
  • Almond milk – or your favourite milk of choice, whatever that may be.
  • Eggs – I always try to buy organic, free range eggs from a local NSW farm.
  • Butter – I really despise the modern movement that instills a fear in people around butter. It’s a great source of fat particularly if you can buy an organic, grass fed butter.
  • MCT oil – medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) is another FANTASTIC source of fat for the body. I like this one from Melrose because it contains C8, C10 and most importantly C12 (lauric acid).

How to make Chai Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 170C and prepare a muffin tin with silicone or paper liners.
  • Combine almond meal, coconut flour, collagen, baking powder, salt and chai spice.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract and MCT oil.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry and combine well. Once combined pour through melted butter whilst continuously stirring.
  • Divide the batter evenly among muffin liners and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely and drizzle with melted coconut butter to serve.

*For the exact quantity of ingredients and instructions, see full recipe below.

If you don’t have collagen and or don’t like using it, you can simply omit from the recipe. Let me know what you think of these chai muffins below 🙂

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Chai Muffins

Gluten free, sugar free and gut friendly chai muffins with the added benefit of collagen. This healthy recipe will have your mid-morning snack sorted.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup amond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup stevia
  • 1/3 cup collagen
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chai spice (sugar free)
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp MCT oil
  • 25 grams butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170C and prepare a muffin tin with silicone or paper liners.
  • Combine almond meal, coconut flour, collagen, baking powder, salt and chai spice.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract and MCT oil.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry and combine well. Once combined pour through melted butter whilst continuously stirring.
  • Divide the batter evenly among muffin liners and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely and drizzle with melted coconut butter to serve.

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