Delicious Chai Latte Brownies for your Sweet Cravings

Are you tired of the same old brownies? Want a recipe that packs a flavorful punch? Look no further than these Chai Latte Brownies! This recipe perfectly blends the spicy warmth of masala chai with the sweet richness of chocolate for a unique and satisfying treat.

As a barista, I know the incredible power of chai latte as a pick-me-up on dreary days. But why stop there? These latte brownies take that same comforting flavor and elevate it to an entirely new level of indulgence. Trust me, once you taste these chai brownies, you won’t be able to stop at just one.

Not only are these dirty chai brownies incredibly delicious, but they’re also easy to make. With simple ingredients like baking powder, sugar, flour, and 1% low-fat milk, you can whip up a batch in no time. Plus, with options for substitutions and variations, you can customize this recipe to fit your preferences.

So turn on the oven, gather your ingredients, and get ready to experience the ultimate flavor explosion with these Chai Latte Brownies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chai Latte Brownies
Chai Latte Brownies

Are you a fan of chai latte? Have you ever thought of incorporating its delicious and comforting flavor into a brownie recipe? Well, I have the perfect recipe just for you: Chai Latte Brownies. Trust me; once you try this recipe, you’ll fall in love with its unique and sophisticated flavor.

Firstly, these brownies are easy to make and require minimal effort from your side. The ingredients used in the recipe are readily available at any grocery store near you, making it hassle-free to whip up a batch of brownies whenever your heart desires. It’s the perfect pick-me-up snack that can be enjoyed any time of day!

Secondly, this brownie recipe is ideal for anyone looking for a unique twist on classic chocolate brownies. The subtle blend of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and other Chai spices adds an extra dimension to the flavor profile that is both delicious and intriguing.

Thirdly, these brownies are versatile and can easily be customized to suit any occasion or taste preference. You can add extra toppings like whipped cream or chocolate chips or swap out some of the ingredients for vegan or gluten-free options.

Finally, it’s a brownie recipe with a caffeinated twist! If you’re looking to switch things up from your usual coffee routine or searching for a dessert that will give an energy boost during an afternoon slump, these Chai Latte Brownies won’t disappoint.

In summary, there are many reasons why you’ll love this recipe. From the ease of preparation to its unique flavor profile and versatility, Chai Latte Brownies are a must-try dessert for anyone looking to add some excitement to their baking repertoire.

Ingredient List

 Your favorite drink, now in brownie form.
Your favorite drink, now in brownie form.

Ingredients needed for Chai Latte Brownies Recipe

Here it is, the list of ingredients you will need to prepare this delicious Chai Latte Brownies Recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tea bags of chai tea or loose leaf tea (for stronger flavor)
  • Chai Spice Mix
  • 3 whole cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • or Turtle Chai spice mix from Oregon Chai
  • Chai Latte
  • 4 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tea bags of chai tea or loose leaf tea
  • or Dirty Chai Latte by mixing a latte shot (espresso and milk) with a chai latte shot.

Don’t worry if you don’t find chai spice mix at a store near you. You can easily make your own!

The Recipe How-To

 What can be better than chai latte? Chai latte brownies!
What can be better than chai latte? Chai latte brownies!

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter or spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until melted, then remove from heat and stir in the granulated sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract, stirring well to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and chai spice mix. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until fully combined with the chocolate mixture. Stir in the chopped chocolate pieces and pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Place a chai tea bag in a small saucepan with 1/4 cup of milk. Warm up over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until simmering. Remove from heat and let steep for another 5 minutes to allow the tea to infuse into the milk.

Add brown sugar, cinnamon stick, whole cloves, whole allspice, crushed cardamom pods, and chai tea-infused milk to a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk together until fully combined and continue to simmer for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

Remove from heat and strain with a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl or container. Add butter and stir frequently until melted.

Pour chai glaze over brownie batter then swirl it around gently with a knife or skewer. Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are set but center is still slightly soft.

Let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Top with whipped cream or sprinkle powdered sugar on top before serving.

Enjoy these deliciously decadent chai latte brownies straight out of the oven while they are still warm!

Substitutions and Variations

 When coffee meets chocolate, the result is pure heaven.
When coffee meets chocolate, the result is pure heaven.

For those looking to tweak the recipe according to their preferences or dietary restrictions, here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Gluten-free: Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure that the baking powder is also gluten-free.

– Vegan: Replace the eggs with flax eggs, and use dairy-free butter and milk substitutes. Instead of using chocolate, you can use cocoa powder for a rich chocolatey flavor.

– Flourless brownies: Want brownies without flour? Try substituting the all-purpose flour with almond flour or oat flour. Keep in mind that this may affect the texture of the brownies.

– Cheesecake twist: Add a dollop of cream cheese on top of each brownie before baking for a tasty cheesecake twist.

– Chai-spiced frosting: Whip up some chai-spiced frosting using whipped cream, chai spice mix, and vanilla extract. Spread over cooled brownies for a decadent treat.

– Turtle chai latte brownies: Mix in some chopped pecans and caramel bits before baking for a turtle-inspired brownie.

– Chocolate chai latte blondies: Use white chocolate instead of dark chocolate to create a blondie version of these delicious chai latte brownies.

Remember, these are just some ideas to get you started. Don’t hesitate to get creative and experiment with your own unique variations of this wonderful recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 A cozy and delicious treat for a chilly day.
A cozy and delicious treat for a chilly day.

Chai latte brownies are best served with a hot cup of chai tea latte for an enhanced flavor experience. The subtle blend of different spices and rich chocolate taste makes the perfect pair, creating a tasty explosion in your mouth.

You can also experiment with different topping ideas such as chocolate ganache, whipped cream, or frosting made from Chai spice mix to take the brownies to another level. For a unique taste, try serving your brownies with an espresso whipped cream, giving it that coffee flavor while still maintaining its chai latte roots.

These brownies can be served at any time of day or night, whether it’s for dessert, breakfast or just a sweet treat to enjoy while watching movies. They are perfect for sharing with friends and family or even as part of a gift basket.

For those who want to indulge in a full chai latte experience or want to complement the flavors further, pair them with other chai-infused desserts such as cheesecake or vegan chai spiced flourless brownies.

With its rich taste and delicate aroma, these dirty chai latte brownies add an element to your traditional dessert plates. Serve them up with your favorite cup of tea and let the flavors take you on a journey that is truly unforgettable.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends.
Perfect for a lazy afternoon with friends.

If you’re planning to make these decadent Chai Latte Brownies ahead of time, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also refrigerate them for up to a week and reheat them in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

These brownies are also freezer-friendly, which means that you can freeze them and enjoy them whenever you desire. To freeze the brownies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil and then place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. They will stay fresh for about three months.

When it comes to reheating the Chai Latte Brownies, you have a few options. They taste fantastic when reheated in the microwave for just a few seconds. Alternatively, you can take them out of the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature before reheating.

Whether you are making these brownies ahead of time or want to store leftovers for later, rest assured that they will retain their softness, gooeyness, and scrumptious taste even after being reheated or frozen. Just remember to store them properly and reheat with care so that you can enjoy them to their fullest potential.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A combination of spices, tea, and chocolate.
A combination of spices, tea, and chocolate.

To ensure that your chai latte brownies turn out perfectly each time, it is important to follow the recipe closely and pay attention to a few key details. Here are some additional tips for achieving perfect results:

1. Use high-quality ingredients. The flavor of these brownies depends heavily on the chai spice blend, so make sure to use fresh and potent spices. Also, choose good quality cocoa powder and chocolate.

2. Don’t overmix the batter. Mix just until everything is well combined; overmixing can result in tough, dense brownies.

3. Use room temperature eggs and butter. When baking, it is always easier to incorporate room temperature ingredients into the batter. Take them out of the fridge an hour before you start baking.

4. Measure ingredients precisely using measuring cups or a kitchen scale.

5. Preheat your oven before placing the brownie pan inside; this will help with even baking.

6. Do not overbake your brownies: check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the brownies; if it comes out with moist crumbs attached, your brownies are done and ready to be removed from the oven.

7. Let your chai latte brownies cool completely in the pan before removing them from it; otherwise, they may fall apart or crumble.

8. Store your leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, or in the refrigerator for up to one week. You could also freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag.

By following these key tips and the recipe instructions closely, you’ll be rewarded with scrumptious, fudgy chai latte brownies that will become your go-to comfort snack!


Before we conclude this recipe article, let’s address some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about making chai latte brownies. These questions will help you experiment with the recipe and make any culinary adjustments for your desired taste. Let’s dive in!

What is the difference between chai tea and chai latte?

When comparing Chai Tea and Chai Latte, it’s important to note that they differ in terms of their components. Chai Tea typically consists of loose-leaf tea steeped in hot milk and sweetened with honey or sugar. In contrast, Chai Lattes are usually prepared with an artificial powder or syrup that imitates the taste of chai.

What’s in a dirty chai latte?

If you’re looking for a creamy and fragrant coffee, you might want to try a dirty chai. This latte drink is made with spiced black tea, steamed milk, and a single or double shot of espresso. It has a mild coffee taste, but you can add an extra shot of espresso if you want a stronger coffee flavor.

What is a dirty chai?

For those looking to spice up their chai latte, adding a shot of espresso can do just the trick. This version is aptly called the Dirty Chai. But for those adventurous types, doubling up on the espresso shot can take it up a notch, earning it the title of Filthy Chai Latte. And for those who prefer to skip the dairy, substituting with non-dairy milk turns it into a Dirty Hippie Chai Latte.

Can I use coffee instead of water in brownie mix?

One way to enhance the flavor of a batch of brownies is to swap out the water in the recipe with some coffee. By adding a small amount, around ¼ to ⅓ cup, of coffee to the mix, it will make the brownies taste richer and chocolatey. Just like how espresso improves chocolate desserts, coffee can do the same for brownies.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Chai Latte Brownies recipe is a must-try for every brownie lover, chai latte drinker, and coffee enthusiast. Its rich flavor, combined with the unique blend of chai spice and dark chocolate, makes it a delicious treat that you won’t be able to resist.

Whether you are looking for a dessert to serve at a party or simply want to indulge in something sweet, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. Additionally, with its many variations, substitutions, and serving ideas, this recipe is very versatile and customizable to your preferences.

So why not try something new and exciting? Make a batch of these Chai Latte Brownies today and see for yourself how amazing they are. From their deep coffee flavor to their rich and moist texture, there’s no doubt that these brownies will be an instant hit among your family and friends.

Plus, with the nutritional value of each ingredient listed in the recipe, you can always make healthy adaptations of the recipe like gluten-free or flourless brownies. You can even make Chai Latte Blondies or a Chai Frosted Cheesecake to mix things up.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a good cup of chai latte-infused with their favorite dessert. With its enticing aroma and heavenly taste, these Chai Latte Brownies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings while adding a unique twist to your favorite classic treat. Give it try; thank me later!

Chai Latte Brownies

Chai Latte Brownies Recipe

From Cooking Light March 2007
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Calories 131.6 kcal


  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 3 whole allspice, crushed
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 (1 inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.
  • Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a large microwave-safe bowl; discard solids.
  • Add chocolate chips and butter to milk mixture; microwave at HIGH 20 seconds or until chips and butter melt, stirring until smooth.
  • Cool slightly; add eggs, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine flour and the next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined.
  • Spread evenly into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 38gCalories: 131.6kcalCarbohydrates: 23.8gProtein: 2.3gFat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 24.9mgSodium: 107.8mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 14.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Asian, Bars, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Microwave, Oven, Stove Top
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