When someone asked me for a London Fog recipe, I was like “a what?” – but then after doing some digging I found out that a London Fog is coffeeshop drink that is a mix of milk, lavender syrup and Earl Grey tea, and from that MINUTE on I was onboard! I made these muffins vegan, gluten-free and full of Earl Grey flavor, plus no creaming or intense mixing required. They’re perfect for a quick snack, easy dessert or a grab-n-go breakfast!
And NOW the queens have gotten an upgrade! You’ll see in my video below and my images above that they don’t look quiiiiite the same. And that’s because I added a bit more tea, a bit of lavender syrup and an optional egg if you want a bit more lift in the cake, as well as an optional use of all-purpose flour! Both ways will still be delicious, I just wanted to give you all the choices!
London Fog Muffins
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners
- 1 cup all purpose flour or 1:1 gf flour blend 130 grams
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup butter or vegan Earth Balance spread melted
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup almond milk or 1 egg if you want domed tops
- 1 bag of Earl Grey Tea
- 1/2 tsp lavender syrup optional
- ¼ cup powdered sugar for topping about 30g
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- Warm up the milk either in the microwave or stove top, then pour the tea leaves into the milk. Let that steep while you combine the rest of your ingredients.
- If you opt to use the egg instead of the almond milk, add the tea leaves in with the melted butter. Since we aren't straining the leaves out, you'll still get all that Earl Grey flavor!
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in one bowl, and in another bowl add the maple syrup, melted butter and milk. Keep the tea leaves in the milk, you won’t regret it!
- Once the wet ingredients are well combined, gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix into a batter.
- Using muffin liners, pour the batter into a muffin tin. This will make about 9-10 muffins.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the muffins and they come out clean. These cakes aren’t designed to rise, so trust the process!
- Let them cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar (or cinnamon sugar is also delicious) and then you’re done!