Blueberry Lime Muffins

Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Add'l 5 mins
Total 35 mins
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With our big move coming up soon, I have been trying to clean out my freezer (and pantry). I have found a ton of hidden freezer treasures left behind by Jorge (think hot pockets) and discovered that I truly am a sprinkle hoarder.

I was digging around in the depths of my freezer, for all the random things that have fallen down behind the racks, and found I still had one bag left of the blueberries I picked last year! I did pick EIGHT pounds — so really I shouldn’t be surprised that I still had more hidden away.

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I also had a lime sitting in my fruit basket that was leftover from my favorite homemade froyo recipe. So I figured why not recreate one of my favorite pairings: Blueberry and Lime! In case you missed it, this recipe from last year for Blueberry Lime Cream Cheese Pound Cake is divine.

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These muffins are straight up delicious. I think it helps that my blueberries were so dang juicy that they were literally bursting as they baked. The muffins are also easy to throw together since they use melted butter (no more waiting for your butter to soften!).

Mine were ready start to finish in 30 minutes — perfect Sunday morning breakfast material. ;-)

Yield: 12 muffins

Blueberry Lime Muffins

Blueberry Lime Muffins on black rack

Blueberry Lime Muffins can be quick breakfasts for school/work days, or a lazy Sunday morning brunch recipe! They're also a great use of freshly-picked blueberries.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • zest of 1 large lime, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a second small bowl, toss together 1/4 cup sugar and half of the lime zest.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk, stirring until just combined. Fold in blueberries and remaining lime zest.
  4. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the tops of batter with lime zest and sugar combination.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes or until the tops begin to lightly brown. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove and serve warm. Or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 159Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 4g


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19 Responses
  1. Lin

    Can I use buttermilk instead of plain milk? Thanks Jessica for all the yummy recipes, so inspiring that I bake every now and then…no one complains at home ha!ha!ha!

  2. Brenda

    I just made these with fresh blueberries. I added the lime juice to the batter, and they tasted wonderful! The lime compliments the blueberries nicely. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Kerri

    seriously… i keep putting off the blueberry lime cream cheese pound cake… and i’m pretty sure i can’t do it any more… when IS blueberry picking season?!? i might need to make a go of it next time! ;)

  4. Leah | So, How's It Taste?

    Wow, these look amazing. I like your lime twist to them instead of the usual lemon, too. Wish I had one with my coffee this morning!

  5. jessica lynn

    Yum, yum, yum! I’ve been in a muffin mood for the past few weeks. I made some strawberry muffins, but blueberries are calling my name now! Btw, where’s the blueberry farm that you went to? We may be going down to Florida in the next month or so, so I’d love to see if I can make a trip there happen, too!

  6. Joanne

    Purging/cleaning out the house and fridge before moving feels SO GOOD. It’s like spring cleaning on crack!

    I love the deliciousness you’ve whipped into these muffins! The blueberry lime combo is such a great one.

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