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Vegan Chai Muffins

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: muffins
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Sweet, spiced, and simple Vegan Chai Muffins! Perfect fluffy texture inside, golden crusty tops, and lots of cozy flavor. Easy to make and easier to devour!



Chai Spice Mix:

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cloves


  • 1/2 cup (120g) non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp loose chai tea or 1 tea bag
  • 3/4 cup (180g) plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (75g) coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (330g) almond flour*
  • 1/2 cup (60g) tapioca starch (can sub with cornstarch or arrowroot)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chai spice mix (above)

Chai Spice Sugar Mixture (for topping)

  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp chai spice mix (above)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the spices.
  • Boil the non-dairy milk. Steep with the chai tea, then strain or remove tea bag.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the non-dairy yogurt, coconut sugar, chai tea milk, and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, salt, and spice. Whisk until no lumps remain.
  • Add wet to dry and mix.
  • Spoon batter into a muffin pan (greased or lined with paper liners), filling each 3/4 of the way. You will get between 9 and 12 muffins depending on your pan. Smooth the tops.
  • Top each with a sprinkling of the spice/sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden on top and the centers are firm to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • Enjoy!
  • Keep leftovers in an airtight container. They will stay fresh longest in the fridge.


*I don’t recommend subbing any other flours in this recipe, but if you are looking for a chai recipe with oat flour try THIS one instead.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 221
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, baking, easy, snack, fall, breakfast, spice, oil free