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Savory Almond Muffins & Bhakti Chai Review

In my quest to keep using up my leftover almond meal I have been busy. I was inspired to make muffins that quickly come together and pair well with many dinners. They also taste great for breakfast with jam on them.

Vegan, grain free, gluten-free, dairy free, no processed sugar. And so much flavor from the almond meal! I won’t deny it, I have a love affair with almonds. In a way the muffins reminded me of corn muffins, a hint of sweetness. I am sure they’d be great smothered in chili as well!

Savory Almond Meal Muffins


  • 1½ cups almond meal or almond flour (I used unblanched)
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil or organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 9 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or raw honey for non-vegan)


Preheat oven to 375°, line 8 cups of a 12 count muffin tin with foil liners.

Whisk the flaxseed meal and water together in a bowl, let hydrate for 10 minutes, then whisk again.

Whisk the almond meal, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.

Beat the flaxseed meal with the oil and sweetener, add to the dry and stir till mixed.

Divide between the cups, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and golden brown.

Makes 8 muffins.

I have to tell you about some of the tastiest (And spicy!) chai I have had –

We received a chance to try the chai, made by Bhakti Chai, brewed in Boulder, Colorado. It was easily sourced at a local (And favorite) natural foods store, Marlene’s. Their reach is growing and may well be showing up soon for everyone. They have four flavors: Original, Semi-Sweet, Decaf and a Chai-Coffee blend. Ready to drink, 80% chai and 20% non-GMO soy. It is SPICY chai, not for the faint hearted but utterly delicious. And the bets part? The bottle. It is so gorgeous you have to keep it and reuse it. It makes a lovely ketchup or sauce bottle. And as a bonus their label is designed to be easily peeled off with no residue. Ooh-la-la!


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FTC Disclaimer: We received product samples for potential review.

9 thoughts on “Savory Almond Muffins & Bhakti Chai Review

  1. I need to get back into making my own almond milk so I can have the meal on hand to make your delicious creations. I totally get your love affair with almonds, how can you resist so much goodness? 🙂

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