Milk Tea Muffins/ Cupcakes With Walnuts Using Airfryer

June 25, 2016 4 Comments A+ a-

I found a big pack of 3-in-1 instant milk tea sachets at home and they became part of my latest muffins/ cuppies (cupcakes).

I really loved how moist they turned out, so below is the recipe. They are quick to bake and perfect for last minute parties. The brand of milk tea that I used is quite mild, so it is suitable for children as well!
Very moist and soft!

Feel free to adapt the recipe with your favourite drinks :)

PS: If any of you know of a milk tea powder brand with stronger blend or have a favourite one to recommend, please drop me a comment at the end of this post!

Milk Tea Muffins/ Cupcakes With Walnuts Using Airfryer

Yields 7 muffins


35g (2 sachets) 3-in-1 instant milk tea powder
70g fresh milk

1 egg
40g sugar (reduced from 60g)
55g olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

75g top flour/ cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g walnuts (optional)

1) Heat the milk in airfryer at 120 degrees for 5 min.

2) Add the milk tea powder into milk and stir until well-combined. Set aside. This is (A).

3) In another bowl, add the sugar into the egg and whisk until fluffy.

4) To the egg mix, add oil and vanilla extract. Combine well. This is (B).

5) In another bigger mixing bowl, add the sifted flour and baking powder. Mix well. 

6) Add the walnuts as well. This is (C).

7) Make a hole in (C). Add the wet ingredients of (A) and (B) into dry ingredients (C). Fold the mixture gently till just combined. Do not overmix.

8) Preheat airfryer at 150 degrees for 5 min.

9) Using a small spoon, fill the muffin cups until they are 70% full.
10) Bake in airfryer at 140 degrees for 9 min. Insert a toothpick into the muffins to check if they come out clean. If not, continue baking for another 3 min. Enjoy!

PS: The airfryer uses fast-circulating hot air to "blow" and bake our food. So if your muffins come out in funny shapes, that's perfectly alright! :)

You can also eat the muffins warm with some hot Chinese tea - if you love stronger tea taste!
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Mrs. Lee
1 January 2017 at 09:31 delete

Happy New Year to you and your family. I love to check out the recipes that you posted. Thank you so much . Please don't use any instant or 3 in 1 coffee or tea or Coffee mate as these are made by not healthy ingredients
I will sure to bake one of the cakes recipes . Thanks again. Keep up the good work .

3 January 2017 at 22:48 delete

Hi Mrs Lee, Happy New Year to you too! Well yes, you are right about coffeemate though they are great time-savers. Cheers! :)

6 June 2020 at 00:38 delete

thanks, gonna try this. i have so many instant milk tea packets that i want to finish

12 July 2020 at 01:06 delete

Can we cover with foil so that it won’t go out of shape?