Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Snack, Vegetarian

Cha-cha-cha Chia Blueberry Muffins


I’ve been taking a little hiatus from posting — midterms, the 4th, a summer cold . . . Here’s a recipe for Blueberry Chia Protein Muffins that I made to get me through midterms two weeks ago. I swear I had a childhood blueberry muffin recipe that used orange juice and orange zest. Obviously I had to incorporate that orange flavor into my TIU muffin adaption. It’s subtle and complements the blueberries perfectly.

Ingredients (makes 12 muffins with 1-2 muffin servings).

  • 1 c oats
  • 3/4 c plant-based vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 T chia
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 T of fresh orange juice
  • 1 t orange zest
  • 1 t agave
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 c blueberries, fresh or frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with muffin papers.
  2. Add oats to a blender or food processor and grind into a fine flour. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash banana with a fork. Whisk in egg. Add oat flour and remaining ingredients except blueberries, and stir well until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Carefully fold in blueberries.
  5. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins or liners.
  6. Bake for 18-22 min or until firm and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. Have 1-2 muffins for breakfast or a snack.
  9. Enjoy!

Adapted from Tone It Up‘s Blueberry Chia Muffins for their Bikini Series.

Please note: I am NOT endorsed by TIU nor have I received compensation for this post. I just really enjoy following their free weekly schedules and daily moves. If that’s something you’re interested in, I’d highly recommend checking out TIU for their workouts!

Nutrition for 1 muffin:
81 calories  •  2.1 g fat (21%)  •  10.7 g carbs (47%)  •  7.3 g protein (32%)  •  1.5 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used (i.e. protein powder) and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to show how these muffins fare compared to non-protein ones.


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