Gluten-Free Chai Muffins with Cinnamon-Maple Glaze


If you love cozying up with a warm cup of chai tea, you’re going to love these muffins. This recipe infuses a staple fall flavor into your favorite baked good. Moist, fluffy and gluten-free, these chai-flavored muffins are topped with a cinnamon-maple glaze for an extra-sweet morning treat. They’re perfect for making ahead for a grab-and-go breakfast or delicious lunchbox snack.

Gluten-Free Chai Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze on Cooling Rack |

Gluten-Free Chai Muffins with Cinnamon Glaze on Cooling Rack |
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Gluten-Free Chai Muffins with Cinnamon-Maple Glaze

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 270 kcal





  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease muffin tin or line with parchment paper liners.
  2. In medium saucepan over medium-low heat, simmer milk and loose-leaf tea. Remove from heat and steep for 10 minutes. Drain milk through fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into large mixing bowl – this should amount to 1 cup of liquid (if it doesn’t add milk until it reaches 1 cup). Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In large mixing bowl, whisk flour, xanthan gum, coconut sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; incorporate evenly.
  4. In mixing bowl with steeped milk, add melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Whisk well until smooth, ribbon-like consistency forms.
  5. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and use large mixing spoon to gently stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Place 1/4 cup muffin batter into each muffin well. Bake for 24-27 minutes or until muffins are golden, firm to touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let muffins cool for 5 minutes on cooling rack in muffin tin. Then, remove muffins and cool directly on rack the remainder off the way. While cooling, prepare glaze.
  8. In medium bowl, combine glaze ingredients and whisk well until smooth. When ready, dip the tops of the muffins into glaze. Tip: Glaze just before serving for best results.
  9. Serve muffins warm or room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  • If you glaze the muffins while they’re still warm, the glaze will be absorbed. Glaze at room temperature and it will be visible on the outside.
  • Not a fan of the glaze? No problem! Just leave it off. These muffins will still taste fantastic!
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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chai Muffins with Cinnamon-Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 404IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

After 15 years of working as a registered nurse, Loren now focuses on her true passion, food photography and creating recipes that comfort the soul. Loren creates recipes that fit a gluten-free, paleo or vegan lifestyle. Loren believes that you should eat the foods you crave as long as you make them yourself with real food ingredients! She specializes in comfort food dishes and food photography. Loren is also a yoga instructor, mom of three and loves being outdoors. For more of Loren’s gluten-free recipes, visit or follow Loren on Instagram (@sweetrusticbakes).