Vanilla Masala Chai Donuts

Your favorite chai flavor in a fluffy, creamy, and milky form.
Vanilla Masala Chai Donuts | Mosi Tea

Vanilla Masala Chai Donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Mosi Masala Chai loose leaf tea
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • CINNAMON SUGAR COATING:
    • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL CHAI GLAZE:

Tools + Equipment

  • Mosi All-in-One infuser to combine all the ingredients easily
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Oven toaster
  • Mixing bowls for wet and dry ingredients

Directions

STEP 1: Fill the mini sieve with Mosi Masala Chai tea then secure it to the infuser lid.

STEP 2: Pour water (about 185 degrees which has small boiling bubbles) into your infuser through the spout.

STEP 3: Attach the lid, switch up the lock, and flip the infuser upside down for 2-4 minutes then flip over.

STEP 4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray (I use Baker's Joy). Set aside.

STEP 5: Combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon in a shallow baking dish, bowl, or paper bag. Set aside.

STEP 6: In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt) and whisk.

STEP 7: In another large mixing bowl, beat the Masala Chai tea, vegetable oil, vanilla bean paste, and egg until combined. I use a hand mixer for this.

STEP 8: Add dry ingredients, half at a time, mixing until just combined after each addition, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.

STEP 9: Pour batter into a pastry bag or large ziploc bag, snip off the tip, and fill donut molds of the pan about 2/3 full.

STEP 10: Bake donuts 10-12 minutes, or until the spring back when lightly touched.

STEP 11: Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 2-3 minutes.

STEP 12: Invert pan over a cooling rack to remove donuts, dip them in melted butter, then toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

STEP 13: Return to cooling rack to finish cooling.

STEP 14: If making the glaze, add powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and add tea, whisking to make a thick, yet pourable glaze.

STEP 15: Drizzle over donuts, or serve in a small bowl for dipping.

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Photo credit: Tessa Arias, handletheheat.com