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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
10 to 12
Recipe Category: 


these are great!  they don't keep long, though, so eat them fast!  :)


Wow these sure were yummy! I made mine with the applesauce since I was out of bananas and I also used KT22A's idea of adding sunflower and sesame seeds and raisins! I made a batch of these 2 days ago and they're already gone so I'm making another one today and am sure I'll be making more in the very near future! Thanx for a great creative recipe!  :D


I used brown sugar instead of maple syrup and I added extra because I was afraid the tea would be too spicy for my boyfriend... but I definitely didn't need extra sweetener because the tea mellowed out once these were baked.  since I subbed dry sweetener, I did add some soymilk (1/4 cup?  less, maybe?) and these were nice and moist for the two days they lasted.

I also threw in raisins, dried apple bits, and sunflower and sesame seeds.  with or without them, this recipe is highly recommended!  it was worth shelling out $4 for a box of chai teabags for!


These were yummy for breakfast.  Mine were a bit on the dense/chewy side, probably because I used steel cut oats (all I had). They certainly added an interesting texture.  I also added some blueberries and pecans.  My parents stopped by for a suprise visit this afternoon and these were still sitting on the kitchen counter.  My omnivorous, meat-and- potatoes father kept ducking into the kitchen all afternoon and ate 5 of them one by one!  I think he liked them better than I did!


Wow. This was DELICIOUS.  ;D So soft and moist. Perfect right out of the oven on a cold day (even though it's 105 here)
I didn't have chai so I used Tazo Green ginger. I figured it was spicy like chai. So much tastier and healthier then some of the other healthy muffin recipes I've used.


Wow; these sound delicious and fairly healthy in comparison with other muffin recipes I've read.  Will definitely try these.  Thanks for sharing.


I modified this recipe using soy flour instead of wheat flour, which I suppose contributes to the lack of height, as soy flour tends not to rise as much as regular flour.



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