Blackberry Lime Muffins

By Maria Lichty

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“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:)

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Blackberry Lime Muffins

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  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I’m totally on your wavelength! I’ve been really craving this duo recently – just whipped up a batch of Key Lime & Blackberry Bites.

  2. Hey, Maria. I think I’m going to make these for a family reunion. Do you think they would freeze okay with the berries in them? I assume they’d be okay (although I know they’re better fresh from the oven) Also, some of the blackberries are the biggest I’ve ever seen, like 1 1/2 inches long. I think they should probably be carefully chopped in to thirds or something. The lime addition does sound great!

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