Chai-Spice Muffins

1 1/4    cups whole wheat flour

3/4       date sugar or natural cane sugar

1            tsp baking powder

1/2       tsp baking soda

1/2       tsp salt

1/4       tsp nutmeg

1            tsp cinnamon

1/4       tsp cardamom

1            egg or 2 egg whites

1/2       cup applesauce

1/4        cup brewed chai tea, made w/ 2 teabags and cooled to room temp

1/4       cup olive oil

1            tsp vanilla

3/4      cup raisins (this sounds odd, but soak them in the chai tea as it cools before adding)

1.  Preheat oven to 375°F.  Use paper cups or oil 12 muffin cups.

2.  Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cardamom in a large bowl.

3.  Whisk egg, applesauce, tea, oil and vanilla in small bowl.  Add mixture to dry ingredients stirring until just combined.  Fold in raisins.

4.  Divide batter among muffin cups.  Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or untill toothpick comes out clean.


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