Blueberry Lime Muffins*

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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.

Blueberry Lime Muffins via www.thenovicechefblog.com

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.

Blueberry Lime Muffins via www.thenovicechefblog.com

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. ;-)

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Blueberry Lime Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cups into muffin pan. Set aside.

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.

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.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle the tops of batter with lime zest and sugar combination.

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.

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17 Responses to “Blueberry Lime Muffins”

  1. 1

    leslie — March 24, 2014 @ 7:25 am

    Moving Ugggg! At least you found some blueberries!!! These look FAB!

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    Joanne — March 24, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    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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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 24, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    These sound perfect. Blueberry and lime is such a nice combo!

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    jessica lynn — March 24, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    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!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — March 24, 2014 @ 8:43 am

    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!

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    Kerri — March 24, 2014 @ 9:07 am

    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! ;)

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    Amanda — March 24, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    Love that you found a hidden blueberry stash! What a fun flavor combo these muffins are :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 24, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    Such a great use of those hidden goodies!! :)

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — March 24, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    These look and sound delicious! I have seen lemon and blueberry, but not lime. YUM!

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    Carpet cleaners Wimbledon — March 24, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    These muffins look so tempting! I can almost smell them!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — March 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    beautiful photos! these look so delicious!!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — March 25, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    simple & perfect – nothing beats a cute little muffin for me in the morning!

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    Sarah — March 25, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Cannot wait to make these. I have a serious blue berry addiction, haha. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Mary Frances — March 27, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    Wow, blueberries and lime sound like a marvelous combination!

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    yellowfish — March 30, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    Yum! I’ve never made muffins with melted butter! Also, the combo of blueberry and lime sounds amazing.

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    Brenda — July 27, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    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.

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