Blueberry Chai Muffins

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Ok, flat out, these muffins ARE DELICIOUS!! The chai gives in a slight salt spice, but it is complimented by the sweetness of the dates. One thing i do recommend is not being an idiot like me and putting dates, that ARE NOT pitted, into a food processor. For some reason, your food processor doesn’t seem to like that. Extremely loud and not that fun digging out pits from a runny date mixture. Just saying, but feel free to try it out if you like eating pits….that’s a joke.


Blueberry Chai Muffins




  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grab your handy-dandy food processor. If you don’t have one, your life is going to be much more difficult, so invest in one…you SO won’t regret it!! Combine wet ingredients in your food processor: dates, coconut milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and eggs. Turn that wonderful food processor on and let run until you get a smooth, slightly wet paste.
  3. While your food processor does all the work for you, grab out a large bowl and combine your dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chai tea bags, and cinnamon.
  4. Once your date mixture is well combine, add your wet ingredients to your bowl of dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is fully combined. The muffin mix should be slightly runny, but thicker than normal crappy-grain filled muffins 🙂
  5. Fold in your dried blueberries into the mixture.
  6. Now grab your muffin tin and line 6-7 muffin centers with a liner. You can use normal paper liners OR check out these silicone liners that are absolutely fantastic!! Nothing sticks to them—so they are great for egg muffins as well, just FYI.
  7. Fill 6-7 muffin tins with your delicious muffin mix.
  8. If you want a bit more sugar added to this recipe, top your muffins off with some coconut sugar (or shredded coconut) before you throw them in the oven. Coconut sugar is super sweet and acts like sugar crystals….ahhhhh hells yeah. Optional though!!
  9. Now throw those little suckers in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle of a muffin to make sure it comes off clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before you chow down!!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


38 thoughts on “Blueberry Chai Muffins”

  1. Whoa- these are insanely good!! Used fresh blueberries (maybe like a cup and a half) and didn’t have coconut crystals but drizzled (or maybe poured :)) agave nectar into the wet mixture. Was a little weirded out baking with tea leaves but they turned out great! Thanks!

  2. You weren’t kidding Juli – These are FANTASTIC! I made a double batch which is a TON of ingredient but well worth it. My lil Max LOVES them!! 😀 Thanks for fun and exotic take on Paleo food. The chai tea really puts it over the top!!!

  3. I just came across your site today and knew right away that I had to start trying your recipes. I just finished making these muffins and OMG, they are amazing!! I used fresh blueberries and they turned out fabulous. I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes!!!

  4. Love ’em, love ’em, love ’em! How the heck big is your muffin tin?? I ended up with a dozen of these wonderful goodies. Froze some for the first week of school for a quick breakfast. Now I need to try the caramel pecan bars!

  5. Made these tonight for the work week… OMG so yummy and light!

    The only thing i didn’t have was the coconut crystals, unfortunately my area do not have a natural foods store like whole foods or trader joes 🙁

    But THANKS for the awesome recipe

  6. Love this recipe! And there was zero guilt factor when licking the bowl! I used fresh blue berries and I had to eliminate the tea as the husband wasn’t so keen…but, delicious all the same! Thank you your recipes are fab!!

  7. These were great! I did have to tweak a bit based on what I had on hand when I made them (I used half ground flax and half almond flour and subbed craisins for the blueberries…also used my own chai spice blend instead of chai tea mixture) but they were awesome–moist and delicious! I froze them individually and they reheated well also. Thanks so much!

  8. I have made these before and they are AH-Mazing! But I have a quick question should I be using caned coconut milk or just from a carton, or does it matter?

  9. A-freaking-mazing!!!!! I love chai and of course blueberries and I was so excited to not see honey in the recipe! I will DEFINITELY be making this again. 🙂

  10. These aren’t just the best paleo muffins, they are the best muffins ever. Sooo good! I’ve made a batch very week for the past three weeks.

  11. Whoa. These were seriously the most delicious things ever! I’m really having a hard time not eating them all in one sitting! I threw a banana in there and doubled the blueberries. YUM! I can’t stop raving about them… THANK YOU!

  12. I just made these last night for the first time and I LOVE them! My coworkers love them too. I will admit when i dumped that second bag of tea in the muffins, I freaked out and worried, but they came out awesome! I used fresh instead of dried blueberries and they were perfect! I will definitely be doing this one again!

  13. i am having a debate with my bf as to whether anything baked can be paleo. He says anything that has to go through a process is automatically no longer paleo. But i say that if you are making it with the right flours ect then its still ok. can u settle this for us please?

  14. I made these in the middle of a thunderstorm. Power went out soon after I put them in the oven. A couple hours later, I baked them & they still turned out delish! I substituted one of the eggs w/ flax & water. I may try to do more of this substitution & see how they turn out. Will be making them again soon. One of my new faves, so thanks 4 sharing!

  15. These came out delicious! My kids loved them (and they are teens!) My son is a very finicky eater..and I had to stop him several times from eating the entire batch.

  16. These are perfect! I added 3 roobios chai tea bags from trader joes and no blueberries, but i added dark chocolate baby chips and it was to die for.

  17. I’m planning to make these tomorrow.. I assume the coconut milk can be subbed for almond milk, ya think? I’m planning to use frozen blueberries. I liked the previous posters idea of adding a banana too.

  18. Is there anything you can substitute the dates for? I am on a fructose-free diet and a lot of your recipes call for dates!

  19. I just made these and they are fantastic. I am glad you mentioned that you used dates and prunes, because I didn’t have enough dates in the pantry.
    I just wanted to mention to all English or Aussie readers that the 6-7 muffin tins Juli mentions is the ‘big-arse’ Texan style. So, ‘normal’ size made 14. I wasn’t sure how much they would rise, so I was conservative, but next time I will top up a little more to make 12. Thanks from a new Paleo convert. Michele.

  20. These were delicious! Next time I’ll add a little more chai cause I love that flavor! I’m making a bread platter for a brunch and this is definitely making the cut! Thanks!

  21. I loved these! The only additional thing I would recommend is to actually steep the chai tea in the coconut milk to strengthen the flavor. I didn’t get a lot of that from the muffins. Other than that, amazing!

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