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Chai donuts make the perfect holiday treat

Chai Spices To Bake A Donut Using Chai Up’s Masala Powder Mix

Posted on July 27 2023, By: Chai Up

Chai donuts make the perfect holiday treat

You might have not thought of using chai spices when baking donuts, but they’re an absolute delight! It’s yet to become a coffeehouse staple, but for those who enjoy the taste of chai without getting the caffeine hit, we might have just the thing. 

Donuts are typically fried or baked batter with a hole in the middle. Usually plain donut doughs are topped with sugar, different flavors of icing, and other toppings to enhance the taste. But with the recipe we’ll share with today that uses Chai Up’s Masala Powder Mix, the taste is incorporated within the batter itself giving a more complex and yummy flavor profile! Donuts are a top-tier dessert, so much so that CBS News has reported about 96% of Americans like donuts!

This will be an instant hit to anyone who already loves chai tea lattes or masala chai and is a great gateway dessert for anyone who’s never tried masala chai before!

Baking ingredients for donuts


What You Need To Know About Chai Up’s Masala Chai Spice Blend

The founders of Chai Up have created an ingenious invention that allows people to make chai tea in the easiest way possible without compromising taste. Because Chai Up’s masala chai is in a powder form, it’s also very easy to incorporate into other foods which you can see on our recipes tab. Even in powder form, all 10 premium ingredients in Chai Up’s masala powder mix have retained its beneficial properties. 

Chai Up’s masala powder mix ingredients include the perfect chai blend of black cardamom seeds, green cardamom seeds, cloves, basil, ajwain, fennel seeds, ginger powder, cinnamon, oregano, and licorice plant. WebMd’s Nourish has even spoken about how Chai Up’s health benefits can include lowered blood pressure, better brain power, and so much more!

There’s no one way to make masala chai, so instead of missing out on any chai tea ingredients, Chai Up found the perfect way to make sure the prep time and brewing process is cut in half without compromising on flavor and quality. Regardless of the masala chai recipe you’re used to, you will absolutely enjoy the Chai Up masala chai powder mix because it tastes exactly like home. The best thing about Chai Up’s chai spice mix is that you can enjoy it in so many other ways besides drinking it which we’ll show you!

Glazed donuts and stacked tea cups


How Will Masala Chai Tea Spices Pair With Donuts?

Unlikely pairings might sound weird at first but they’re always surprisingly good! The most notable thing about donuts are their toppings but the bread itself is always pretty plain. Now imagine if your donut not only had yummy toppings but an equally yummy dough. That’s where the spiced chai powder comes into play.

Masala chai donuts have a very unique twist to the classic donut and can be just as revolutionary as the coffee cake. This recipe hasn’t made it to mainstream coffee shops so you might just be the first to try this culinary innovation. 

Another great thing about using Chai Up’s masala chai powder mix is that you can use as much or as little as you want depending on your taste level. Even though baking is precise, you can still tweak the recipe and it will ultimately be up to you how much of our chai spices you want to add. Don’t kick it until you try it! This just might be your newest favorite dessert, especially if you’re already a chai lover.

Two donuts and a teapot full of tea


Donuts With Chai Flavor Recipe

Not only are these donuts packed with all the quality and healthy ingredients present in Chai, this is also a baked version instead of a fried one which makes it all the more better and healthier!

For this recipe you’ll need a large donut baking pan, some baking must-haves like all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, one egg, and the star of the recipe, Chai Up’s masala chai powder mix. 

This recipe can take about 15 minutes of prep time, 10 to 15 minutes of baking time, and 10 more minutes of glazing and final garnishing.

Masala Chai Spice Mix Recipe For Donuts: Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of brown sugar (light or dark will do and if you only have white sugar at home, that works too!)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of Chai Up’s Masala Chai Powder Mix 
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Heat up ½ cup of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add a teaspoon of Chai Up’s Masala Powder Mix and brew it for at least 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Sift the liquid in case there are any bits that wouldn’t dissolve. 
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Chai Flavored Donut Glaze: Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of liquid (brewed Chai Up masala powder mix)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Start by preheating your oven 375°F or about 190°C.
  • Heat up ½ cup of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add a teaspoon of Chai Up’s Masala Powder Mix and brew it for at least 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • Sift the liquid in case there are any bits that wouldn’t dissolve. 
  • Whisk all the dry ingredients like the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl beat the egg with some of the water, oil, and the vanilla extract. 
  • Now combine both wet and dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined.
  • Add ¼ cup of the masala chai you just brewed and mix in the batter. Make sure you’re scraping down the sides of the bowl so you don’t miss anything. Set the other ¼ cup aside for the glaze.
  • Grease your donut baking pan with oil or butter so that the donuts can easily be removed from the mold later on.  
  • Fill the donut holes less than halfway full. You can use a spoon to pour over the batter, or for more accuracy you can use a piping bag. 
  • Bake the donuts for 10 to 15 minutes until the batter rises and the texture of the donut is light and springy to the touch. 
  • Remove the donuts and let them rest in the pan for a couple more minutes before you turn the pan upside down or pry the donuts out so that they can set. 
  • Now to make the glaze, start by sifting the powdered sugar.
  • Slowly add in the ¼ cup of brewed Chai Up masala powder mix until you get a thin and liquidy consistency, use a little less than half the amount of powdered sugar you add to begin and slowly add more using tablespoons. 
  • Add the vanilla extract when you reach the perfect glaze consistency.
  • Pop your donuts out of the mold pan and dip its top half in the glaze and repeat for each one. 

The perfect cup of masala chai

Find More Ways To Use Chai Spices and Get Chai Up Today!

Long are the days when you had to use a mortar and pestle to crush up your chai spices before enjoying a nice cup of masala chai. With Chai Up’s newest product, masala chai is now easier to brew and you can even incorporate it into your favorite recipes! Whether it’s baked goods or even drinks, there’s a way to enjoy it more using Chai Up’s masala powder mix.

Place an order here now and get to making our yummy donuts infused with chai spices!