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Blackberry Lime Muffins

Blackberry Lime Muffins

“Do you know the muffin man?” I have that nursery rhyme stuck in my head this morning, because blackberry lime muffins are on my mind. I recently made these muffins for Josh and he declared them a new favorite. I think you will agree, these blackberry lime muffins are a real treat.

I usually don’t bake breakfast treats on weekdays because of time and I like to eat oatmeal, but muffins are the exception. They don’t take long to make and they help brighten the morning. Sometimes it is nice to have a special treat during the week. When I made blackberry lime muffins for Josh, he left the house with a big grin on his face-and an extra muffin in his hand, he really enjoyed these muffins:)

These muffins are bursting with fresh, plump blackberries. I highly suggest you use fresh blackberries for these muffins. Summer berries are so sweet and delicious right now, and most likely on sale. I purchased a container of beautiful blackberries for 88 cents, a bargain!  I had to make these muffins with a deal like that.

Blackberry and lime scream summer to me so I added in lime zest and juice to give the blackberries an extra dose of summer love. The sugar muffin tops are pretty and offer a nice crunch. These muffins are divine right out of the oven, but we also enjoyed them the next day.

I highly suggest you start your morning off with a batch of blackberry lime muffins. They are the perfect summer morning treat and will cheer up anyone’s day. And sorry if I got the “Muffin Man” song stuck in your head, I am still humming away:)

Blackberry Lime Muffins

Yield: 9 muffins

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 2 limes
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup blackberries
Turbinado sugar-for sprinkling on muffins before baking


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 9 paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.

3. In a small bowl, add the sugar and lime zest. Rub sugar and zest together until fragrant. Add sugar and zest to the flour mixture. Whisk ingredients together.

4. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, mix canola oil, egg, buttermilk, lime juice, and vanilla extract together.

5. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture. Slowly stir together, the batter will be thick. Don't over mix. Gently fold in the blackberries.

6. Fill 9 muffin cups with the batter. Sprinkle each muffin with turbinado sugar.

7. Bake muffins for 17-20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let muffins cool on a cooking rack.

*Note-you can use frozen berries, but try to use fresh blackberries. They make these muffins extra special. This recipe only makes 9 muffins, feel free to double it.

If you like these blackberry lime muffins, you might also like:

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod
Oatmeal Berry Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod
Whole Wheat Orange Spice Muffins from Pinch My Salt
Kiwi and Coconut Muffins from Food Blogga

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53 Responses to “Blackberry Lime Muffins”

  1. Rosa — June 21, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    Wonderful muffins and great flavor combo!



  2. Erica — June 21, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    I know another Josh that would LOVE these. I’ve been meaning to go pick some more fresh blackberries, I think this gives me a good excuse to go do so! Hope you two had a nice weekend

  3. Joanne — June 21, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    I had the muffin man song stuck in my head, until you mentioned summer love. Now Grease is ringing through 😛

    These muffins look delicious! I love the flavor combo!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — June 21, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    Blackberry and lime sounds like such a delicious combo!

  5. Tracey — June 21, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    Lovely muffins Maria! I want to try them with raspberries which are my favorite!

    • twopeas replied: — June 21st, 2010 @ 6:29 am

      Raspberry would be good too!

  6. Elle — June 21, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    Raspberry and lime is one my all time favorite flavor combos, and this one’s right up there with it. So pretty!

  7. Jenny Flake — June 21, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    Ok, these are gorgeous Maria! LOVE that flavor combo, YUM!

  8. Erica Lea — June 21, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    That sounds scrumptious. I love your stories – so sweet and happy. Have a wonderful day!

  9. SMITH BITES — June 21, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    I just love ALL berries and blackberries are no exception – and adding the lime is terrific!!

  10. Eliana — June 21, 2010 @ 6:44 am

    The perfect summe muffin. Wish I was having one for breakfast right now.

  11. Stephanie (Fresh Tart) — June 21, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    YUM! My son will LOVE these – and so will I, of course. Love the addition of lime.

  12. kat — June 21, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    I bet he loved these since he’s such a fan of lime

  13. Cooking with Kait — June 21, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    Terrific muffins and Great use of flavors.

  14. Deborah — June 21, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    Blackberry and lime sound like the perfect flavor combination!

  15. Valerie — June 21, 2010 @ 9:52 am

    YUM! Those look amazing. If my poor boyfriend wasn’t already feeling overloaded on muffins, I’d run out to the store and buy some blackberries! I’ll bide my time and then BAM! Blackberry lime muffins. :-) Thank you for sharing!

  16. Jen @ How To: Simplify — June 21, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    I love the flavor combo of these muffins. I would’ve loved to have one for breakfast this morning!

  17. Memoria — June 21, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    These muffins look absolutely delightful!

  18. Melissa — June 21, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    I know the muffin man all too well! Sounds summery and delicious.

  19. Sarah — June 21, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    I really need to make some of your muffins.

  20. Rachel (S[d]OC) — June 21, 2010 @ 11:52 am

    I’d like to know the muffin lady a bit better after reading this. 😉 Blackberries are coming into season. I have a place where I can pick them wild, so I’m thinking some muffins would be awesome.

  21. Awesome muffins! I’ve never tried blackberry and lime together, but it sounds delicious. (Great photo too!)

  22. alison — June 21, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    I like the idea of lime instead of lemon with blueberries for a change. Hope to meet you this week at EVO!

  23. Eliana — June 21, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    What a lovely flavor combination. They look delicious :)

  24. Amanda — June 21, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Ha! I laughed when I read the line apologizing for getting that song stuck in my head, cuz you DID! 😉 We have blackberries on the brain you and I. I just made a fabulous blackberry breakfast square thingy that was so yummy, posting tonight I hope.

    • twopeas replied: — June 21st, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

      Sorry Amanda:) Can’t wait to see your blackberry treat!

  25. Fuji Mama — June 21, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    Ooooh, I’ve never paired blackberries and lime together, but now that I think about it, I’m wondering why not! It sounds like a match made in heaven, especially when it’s a match-up in a moist muffin.

  26. grace — June 21, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    lime in the coconut? nah, lime in the blackberry–i like it! these muffins are really easy on the eyes, maria. :)

  27. Melissa @ TryingToHeal — June 21, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    those look wonderful! i made a lemon berry muffin yesterday morning! great way to start the day!

  28. Hi Maria:

    Long-time gawker, first time commenter. Just wanted to drop a line, say hello, and let you know that I LOVE these muffins! I’ve never paird lime with blackberries, but I have both in the fridge. Hmmm…

    Happy day!


    • twopeas replied: — June 21st, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

      Thank you for saying hello!

  29. Naomi — June 21, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    Lime is one of my fav flavors and this recipe looks fab and sounds so yummy. What a great pairing!

  30. Cookin' Canuck — June 21, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    I really enjoyed your writing in this post, Maria. These muffins look as though they are bursting with flavor from the berries and the lime.

  31. Tickled Red — June 21, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

    Blackberry anything makes me smile :) Beautiful muffins and great idea using the lime.

  32. pigpigscorner — June 22, 2010 @ 2:04 am

    oh my..I loev the shot with butter…yum…

  33. Cristie — June 22, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Now you have me humming that fun little song :) The muffins really do sound like a happy way to start the day. Very original.

  34. Sharlene — June 22, 2010 @ 8:55 am

    How creative and summery! I love lime in everything these days but I haven’t tried it in muffins yet. Yum!

  35. Gaby — June 22, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    YUMMMMMMM. I want these for breakfast now!

  36. Jennifer — June 22, 2010 @ 11:11 am

    These sound so awesome. I may have to forgo my blueberry muffins for these.

  37. Chef Dennis — June 22, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    what wonderful muffins! the blackberries and lime sound like a great combination!

  38. Monica H — June 22, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

    Thanks now I have that song in my head- ha ha!

    Those muffins are so pretty. I want!

  39. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — June 23, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    What a delicious combination Maria! Josh is a lucky guy 😉

  40. ingrid — June 23, 2010 @ 10:35 am

    Love blackberries. They’re my fave berry so you know I think this recipe rocks.

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