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My morning tea hardly seems right without a good muffin.
This recipe I received from a friend who served them at every meeting our organization, Giving Back to Africa Student Association, held at her house. Madeleine is aptly named for a French dessert for all her sweetness and class. She's an enviable host with her good food and tea.
1 1/4 cups soy milk
2 teabags chai tea
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped dried dates (or figs)
6 tbs canola oil
Makes one dozen~
Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat the milk in a saucepan til hot to touch. Remove from heat and add teabags to steep 1-3 minutes, til caramel brown. Put oats in a small bowl. Pour the milk and vanilla extract over it. Stir briefly and let sit.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. Stir in dates and oil to lightly coat. Pour in the oat mixture and stir til just combined. Then, pour the batter into a muffin tray. Top with a few oats, as seen above (presentation~).
Bake 20 minutes and have with a hot drink!
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What do you like to have with your tea?