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Chai Tea Breakfast Marathon Muffins

What you need: 

2 tea bags chai tea
1 cup hot water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup oat bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 to 2 bananas, mashed, or 1 cup of applesauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin tins. Brew both bags of tea in the hot water.
2. In a bowl, mix together flour, oats, oat bran, baking powder, and cinnamon.
3. Stir in steeped chai tea, then bananas, maple syrup, and vegetable oil.
4. Spoon into prepared muffin tins. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
I eat a few of these the morning before a marathon. There is just enough caffeine to get me going, without dehydrating me over the course of the race. Furthermore, the oatmeal, bananas, and oat bran are staples in most runners race day breakfast meals.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes; Cooking time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 minutes
Servings: 
10 to 12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

very good and super easy to make.
I put less maple syrup in, and didn't have bran, so I just excluded that. Still turned out awesome.

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I loved the flavour, and the texture was interestingly chewy at first, and got steadily chewier after a couple of days. However this may have been because I used sugar instead of syrup, so less liquid. Low-fat is good, but I'd add applesauce to up the moisture next time.

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MMMM, good stuff!  I had to modify this recipe slightly.  I used agave syrup instead of the maple syrup and I didn't have any oat bran so I used cream of wheat! :)
They turned out chewy and good.  I love that they are sweet, but not set off your sugar-holic sensors sweet.  I can eat one of these and feel oh so satisfied.  Definitely going to save one for breakfast and I will be making this recipe again...maybe with the dried fruits suggested by some next time.  Either way, a delicious, easy and simple recipe that I really like.

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mmmm I love muffins that aren't super sweet.  I didn't have maple syrup so used sugar instead, but only 1/4 cup and put a splash of soy milk in with it. I also didn't have oat bran, so I just put a bit more flour and a bit more oats instead.  Still turned out awesome.  thanks!

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So I just made this, with a few modifications (including the fact that mine was a fairly ugly cake, since I don't own my own muffin tin) and it was WONDERFUL.  My boyfriend had to force me to stop eating it.  Anyway, I'm sort of notifying the author that I am putting this on my blog as my very first post (with their permission, of course).  come visit, if you like at www.ocvegan.blogspot.com

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I made these as specified. They are good, but not fantastic. Kind of rubbery and bland, but more than edible! if only there was a way to add more flavor... any ideas?

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Very, very tasty.  Made these for a friend those pop was in the hospital and hadn't been eating much and she gobbled them right up.  I used GrapeNuts as the bran addition and it added a nice crunch in every other bite. 

Thanks for the recipe.  Yum-o.

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These never cooked fully and I cooked them much much much longer than 25 minutes, they didn't have much flavor either.  I think the chai tea I have is not very strong though, so that could be why. But they were alright.

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I made these with green tea/black tea, no oil, applesauce and no bran (didn't have any.)  The bran would have added a nice texture I think.  These are delicious!  One of my (overweight, junk food a holic) students ate one and loved it.  I can't wait to make these again with different tea and some bran.  :)

I forgot to add I left out the sugar as well...still tasty!

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I made these with green tea/black tea, no oil, applesauce and no bran (didn't have any.)  The bran would have added a nice texture I think.  These are delicious!  One of my (overweight, junk food a holic) students ate one and loved it.  I can't wait to make these again with different tea and some bran.  :)

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