Blueberry Chai Muffins Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Blueberry Chai Muffins have a beautiful cinnamon, orange, and cardamom flavor. What a great way to greet the morning!

It’s time for some muffin mania around here. As much as I love to bake crazy desserts, I am planning on focusing on some more breakfast recipes this month.

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My kids love when we have a box of muffins on the counter. Muffins are an easy breakfast for them to grab when they are running behind in the morning.

Usually we have plenty of ripe bananas on the counter, so these double chocolate banana muffins are our go-to muffin recipe.

Lately though, I have stopped buying bananas because they just sit there until I freeze them for smoothies.

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Apparently, my banana-baking streak is on break right now.

My daughter wanted some fresh fruit for some breakfast yogurt parfaits, so I picked up an extra box of blueberries for a batch of blueberry muffins.

As I started to make the batter I decided to change up my usual recipe with some different spices.

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Ever since I made this chai whipped cream, I cannot get enough of the chai flavor in everything. I added it to the muffin mixture, and it was my best idea of the day!

The slight orange flavor with the different spices and fresh blueberries worked so well together. I don’t think I will ever make these muffins the old way again.

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The recipe calls for fresh blueberries, but you can use frozen berries if that is all you have on hand.

When fresh berries are not in season they are usually a little bit more expensive, so we like to keep frozen berries in the freezer.

I prefer fresh berries in muffins and bread though. Frozen blueberries will give your batter purple streaks and will add a minute or two to the baking time.

Either one works and will taste great though.

Blueberry Chai Muffins

Another batch of these blueberry chai muffins and a chai latte sounds like the perfect way to start out the day!

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Blueberry Chai Muffins Recipe

    16 Servings


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 2 cups Fresh Blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray or place cupcake liners in 16 cavities.
  2. Beat the sugar and oil until it looks like wet sand.
  3. Add the eggs, extract, and sour cream and beat again.
  4. Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  5. Slowly add to the wet mixture until everything is mixed in.
  6. Stir in the blueberries gently.
  7. Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out mostly clean.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 2 minutes, before gently removing them to a wire rack.
  10. Cool completely before storing in a loosely sealed container.


  • You can use frozen blueberries in place of the fresh berries. It will cause the batter to be streaked with purple though. They also may need to bake an additional 1-2 minutes longer.


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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 16 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 85
Calories 218

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!

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