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Vegan Vanilla Chai Protein Muffins

These vegan protein muffins are loaded with spicy-sweet chai and vanilla flavor! They're an easy, gluten free and vegan friendly portable breakfast or healthy snack!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free breakfasts, gluten free muffins, protein muffins, vegan breakfasts, vegan protein muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12
Author Taylor

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp Flax meal
  • 3/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Warm water divided
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes + additional for topping
  • 1 1/2 Cups Oat flour 150g, Click to watch a video on how to make your own oat flour!
  • 1/2 Cup Plant Fusion Vanilla Chai Protein Powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Ground Cardamom
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Agave
  • 1 Tbsp Raw vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place the flax meal into a small bowl and add in 1/2 cup of the warm water, reserving the rest for later. Stir to combine and place into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a muffin tin with coconut oil. Additionally, spread the coconut flakes onto a small baking pan and place into the oven until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes. They toast quickly, so keep an eye on them!
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, protein powder, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, allspice, clove and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp of the melted coconut oil with 4 Tbsp of the remaining water, and the baking powder until well combined and fizzy.
  5. Add in the remaining coconut oil, water, coconut sugar, apple sauce, agave and vanilla. With an electric hand mixer, beat until well combined. Then, add in the chilled flax eggs and beat again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Your batter will be pretty thick,
  7. Spoon the dough into the muffin tin, filling the cavities only 3/4 full. * Sprinkle on a few more coconut flakes.
  8. Bake until the muffins are lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 13-14 minutes.
  9. Let cool to room temperature in the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

*I use a big ice cream scoop to make my muffins, as I find it gives them perfectly domed tops!