Spiced Sweet Potato Chai Muffins

16 Sep

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Ingredients (makes 1 dozen muffins):

  • 1 Cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1 Cup sorghum flour
  • 1 Cup potato starch (or arrowroot powder or cornstarch)
  • 1/2 Cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 Cup non-diary milk (I used a mix of hazelnut and almond)
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 2 chai bags
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax meal whisked with 6 Tablespoons warm water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon five spice (don’t have on hand?  have an extra chai tea bag? Awesome! Rip that little tea bag open and use the dried chai ingredients!)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan or guar gum (ground chia seeds may be used if you are gum-intolerant)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup confectionery sugar, for the Chai glaze

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  On your stove top, bring your 1/2 Cup of non-dairy milk to a boil.  Pour in a mug and steep your 2 chai tea bags (you’ll want to steep your tea for as long as you can for the strongest result!).P1160114s
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together your ground flax meal & warm water and set aside for 5 minutes (it will turn into a gooey egg-like consistency).  In a large mixing bowl, combine your sorghum flour, potato starch, baking soda, cinnamon, five spice, xanthan gum, cinnamon, salt, and whisk until fully combined.  Add your sweet potato mash, apple sauce, maple syrup,flax meal mix, and 1/4 Cup of your chai milk, and stir to combine.P1160120s P1160123s
  3. Add paper liners to your muffin tin and spray with non-stick spray.  Fill your muffin tins 2/3 full and pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  To ensure they’re fully baked, test with our sophisticated tooth-pick method!  Insert a toothpick into one of your muffins and pull out; if it pulls out clean they’re ready!P1160130s P1160149s
  4. To prepare your chai glaze, in a bowl add the confectionery sugar and whisk in the remaining 1/4 Cup of your chai milk, until smooth.  Drizzle your glaze on top of each muffin.P1160131s P1160167s
  5. Enjoy eating whole!P1160172s P1160188s

4 Responses to “Spiced Sweet Potato Chai Muffins”

  1. beginwithinnutrition September 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Those look amazing! Sweet potatoes and chai..two of my favorites!

    • eatingwhole September 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      Thank you!! They are a fav of mine as well . Couldn’t resist combining them! 🙂

  2. giacint September 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    oh my yum!

  3. celestedimilla September 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    What interesting and yummy looking muffins! Celeste 🙂

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