Chai Spice Pumpkin Muffins

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The perfect afternoon snack with your cup of coffee or chai.  Soft and moist muffins filled with pumpkin flavor and loaded with chai spices, this muffin is sure to be your new fall favorite.

Pumpkin is in the air around me wherever I turn and I’m loving it.  I love them because they are not too sweet, perfectly moist and tender, and have a hint of salt to balance the sweetness.  The girls gobbled these down within seconds which made me super happy.  For me, it was hard to not eat the whole batch but they were so delicious with my cup of chai!

WHY THE CHAI SPICE AND WHAT IS IT?
Chai spice is a blend of spices used to make masala chai.  Usually they are used as whole spices pounded down in a mortar and pestle to add in the chai.  For this muffin mix, I used the ground powder version of the spices.  The spices bring a warm and earthy note to the muffins that I love.

WHAT SPICES ARE USED?

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg (I don’t usually use this for chai but I love adding it to my baked goods as it balances the use of cinnamon)

If you are not a big fan of chai spices, you can substitute with a bit of pumpkin spice.  The flavor will still be amazing.

Looking for more fall bread recipes?  Try out some of my favorites:
Apple Pie Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Spiced Pear Loaf

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Sapna

I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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