Blackberry Lime Muffins

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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 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

  2. I had the muffin man song stuck in my head, until you mentioned summer love. Now Grease is ringing through ๐Ÿ˜›

    These muffins look delicious! I love the flavor combo!

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

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

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

  6. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

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

  8. I’d like to know the muffin lady a bit better after reading this. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Blackberries are coming into season. I have a place where I can pick them wild, so I’m thinking some muffins would be awesome.

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

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

  11. Ha! I laughed when I read the line apologizing for getting that song stuck in my head, cuz you DID! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.

  12. 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.

  13. lime in the coconut? nah, lime in the blackberry–i like it! these muffins are really easy on the eyes, maria. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  15. 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!


  16. 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.

  17. Now you have me humming that fun little song ๐Ÿ™‚ The muffins really do sound like a happy way to start the day. Very original.

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

  19. I’m totally on your wavelength! I’ve been really craving this duo recently – just whipped up a batch of Key Lime & Blackberry Bites.

  20. 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!