Monday, February 27, 2023

Whole Wheat Thandai Muffins

Do you ever crave fun festive flavors and just wish you could eat them everyday for breakfast? Or maybe you’re looking for something with a unique flavor profile that you’ve never had before! Look no further than these Thandai Muffins that bring you the festive flavors of Holi in the vehicle of your everyday nutrient filled breakfast muffin! 

What makes the flavors of these muffins unique?

It is the thandai mix that gives a one of a kind flavors to these muffins. Thandai is a nutty and spicy chilled drink served during Holi, Festival of Colors, or Spring festival. This mix has cashews, almonds, pistachios, along with fennel, black pepper, and cardamoms. The spice combination gives the unique flavors. Here is the link to make this unique mix that just takes a few minutes of your time.

Let’s see the ingredients to make these muffins:

Whole wheat flour - Whole wheat gives wholesome nutrition. I prefer to use as much as whole grains as possible. All purpose flour can also be used.

Thandai mix - the star of the recipe giving immense and unique flavor. Look for the recipe here.

Milk powder - Non fat dry milk powder is used for this recipe.

Baking powder and baking soda - Leavening agents used in the recipe.

Flax seed powder - this recipe is eggless and flax seed powder is the egg substitute used.

Milk- the liquid content that also adds flavors, just like in traditional Thandai recipe.

Milk Powder - enhances the flavors

Salt - balances the flavors.

Brown sugar - I have used organic brown sugar as the sweetener. Sugar can also be used instead,

Oil - Neutral oil can be used in this recipe.

Vanilla - flavor enhancer.

White chocolate chips - these make it even more delicious.

How long does it take to make these muffins?

Muffins are quick recipes and once you have the ingredients ready, just takes a couple of minutes to whip up the batter. Baking takes about 16 minutes. In total, in about delicious muffins are ready in under 30 minutes

This recipe makes about 12 regular muffins. These Can be stored at room temperature for a couple days. They can be stored for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Pop in the oven or microwave for a couple of minutes to serve it warm.

About the group……

Muffin Monday is a group of enthusiastic bloggers sharing a delicious muffin recipe every last Monday of the month. Here is my share for tis month’s event.  #MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.


Makes 12

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup and 2 tbsp
Milk powder - 1/3 cup

Thandai powder - 1/3 cup (RECIPE HERE)

Milk - 3/4 cup

Flaxseed powder - 2 tbsp

Oil - 1/3 cup

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Brown sugar - 3/4 cup

White chocolate chips - 1/2 cup

Salt - 1/8 tsp

Vanilla - 1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the flaxseed powder in milk and set aside to gel.

In a bowl, add the whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nonfat dry milk powder, and Thandai mix. Mix and set aside.

To another bowl, add the oil, flaxseed mixture, brown sugar, vanilla.

Pour this on to the dry ingredients. Mix quickly. 

Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Scoop into lined muffin tray

Bake for 16 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature or warm.

February 2023 #MuffinMonday Links:

Buttermilk Muffins with Whiskey-Soaked Raisins by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Cherry Vanilla Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins by Food Lust People Love
Churro Muffins by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Pineapple Rice Krispie Muffins by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sourdough Raspberry Coconut Muffins by Zesty South Indian Kitchen
Strawberry Sweetheart Streusel Muffins by Palatable Pastime


  1. What a creative, wonderful idea! Perfect and just in time for the Holi 2023 celebrations!

  2. I have never heard of Thandai but it sounds amazing, as do these muffins

  3. Thank you for including the link to make the Thandai at home, I'm really intrigued by all of the great flavors in these muffins!

  4. Thandai sounds perfect for muffins! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I definitely need to try your thandai mix recipe. It sounds delicious!