Raspberry Lime Muffins

I sometimes fantasize about being able to travel around the world eating at famous bakeries and chocolatiers.

Of course in my fantasy I wouldn’t gain any weight doing this either!

See it all has to do with muffins. Okay, maybe not just muffins, but they certainly rank at the top of the list for me because nothing compares to a good bakery muffin.

I could wax poetic about a light and fluffy muffin all day long. I’ll save you all the blah de blah and just share one with you instead.

The base for these Raspberry Lime Muffins is incredibly adaptable – you could swap it out for lemon and strawberries, or blueberries, or even just chocolate chips with some turbinado sugar sprinkled on top.

This one is my current addiction!

Raspberry Lime Muffins

Yields: 12 muffins


2 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. granulated sugar

1 tbs. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. lime zest

1 tsp. lime juice

2 large eggs

1 c. heavy cream

½ c. unsalted butter, melted

1 c. raspberries*


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lime zest. Add lime juice, eggs, heavy cream, and melted butter and blend just until well combined. (Do NOT overmix or your muffins will end up tight and rubbery instead of light and fluffy).

Gently fold in raspberries.

Fill prepared muffin cups two-thirds full.

Bake 18-21 minutes until tops are springy or a toothpick comes out clean.


You can certainly use frozen raspberries for this recipe if fresh are out of season. There’s no need to unthaw them before folding them into the batter.

What and where is your favorite bakery? Any good recommendations in Seattle? (BlogHer Food ’12 is just a month away!)

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  1. 1

    those look great! definitely bookmarking this recipe!

  2. 2

    I’m sitting here sharing your fantasy … ohhh suuuucccchhh sweet bliss!!

    I guess I could start these sweet dreams, with these muffins – – they look great :)

  3. 4

    These muffins look insanely render moist and bursting with flavour 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. 5

    This is so refreshing. I can’t imagine if I were to taste one. Love the combo Jen!

  5. 7

    Mmmm…I could become addicted to these, too.

  6. 8

    I would gladly buy a raspberry lime muffin from my local bakery! These look delicious, I love the flavor combo!

  7. 9

    I am SO digging this muffin! I adore the brightness that lime gives….everything! YUM, Jen!

  8. 10

    We share the same dream. Next time let’s go together. I love these muffins. Raspberry and lime is like…Kim and Jen in Paris.

  9. 12

    I’m tagging along for the world bakery tour! Raspberry and lime…I’m in. Seattle bakeries: Fuji bakery in the international district. Pastry chef who studied with Joel Robuchon. Gorgeous! I’m gonna send you a longer list with links on Monday. What else do you want to know about Seattle?

    • 13

      The more the merrier!I just Googled it, and the list of breads is outrageous! It’s like a carb lover’s dream!

  10. 14

    I love the combination of raspberries and lime. Your muffins look great Jen! :)

  11. 15

    These look beautiful, definitely bakery worthy. I have never thought about lime in muffins. It sounds delicious.

  12. 16

    Mmm these are beautiful. I can almost smell them baking in the oven. Will definitely save this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. 18

    I have a thing for lime and pretty much squeeze it into everything I drink and a lot of the things I eat. I love the raspberry lime combo!

  14. 19

    These look lovely! I like the sound of the lime and raspberry, baked raspberries are my favourite fruit to use in cakes and bakes! :-)

  15. 21

    Oooh, these sound fabulous, Jen! And I like that the basic recipe is so adaptable! Yum.

  16. 22

    We share dreams! Baked goods, chocolate and no weight gain! 😀 My favorite bakery is outside of Detroit… French and Middle Eastern pastries in the same place. It’s called Shatila. I call it heaven 😀

  17. 23

    Love the flavor combo of these muffins! My favorite bakery isn’t in business any more, but I have fond childhood memories of looking at the case of baked goods and picking out a treat!

    • 24

      We don’t have one locally either, and when we did it wasn’t very good. I’ve been on a quest to recreate all my bakery favorites at home…

  18. 25

    Limes… raspberries…. such great flavors!! Hey, I’m with you on your fantasy of traveling the world and eating at the best bakeries! Don’t we all wish we could “indulge” without the calories. :)

  19. 26

    These look delicious! I have the same strong affections for muffins :) I so wish I was going to BlogHer food…can’t believe it’s so close already!

    • 27

      I was on the fence about going, but once I bit the bullet and bought the ticket I was beyond excited! Still am!

  20. 28

    I love a good muffin to. I bake them often actually but then I give them all away as I don’t have enough will power to not eat to many of them it’s a vicious cycle really. But I could eat a muffin everyday and I like them all I don’t discriminate. :) This muffin sounds exceptionally good with the raspberry lime combination. I would have to say I have not had one with lime… Now I need to try one.

  21. 29

    OMG I’m totally slow and I know BlogHer is in Seattle next month lol…. I live in Seattle I can tell you all the good places to get sweets and then some!!! What I need to know is will you have a car and where are you staying? Email me and I’ll give you a list of places to go. I live in the city so even if your on foot I’ve got you covered. :)

    • 30

      Susie – you are the bomb! I haven’t made my reservations yet because the hotel it’s at is crazy expensive. I’ll definitely shoot you an email!

  22. 31

    Since Raspberry Lime Rickeys are one of our favorite drinks, bet we’d love love love these muffins!

    • 32

      I used to drink those all the time on New Year’s Eve as a kid because my oldest brother’s name is Rick. I was so impressed with him because for the longest time I thought he’d totally made it up!

  23. 33

    I share that same dream! It’s such a cruel world we live in that all the delicious goodies in this world are so bad for us!

    These muffins look so delicious! I really like the raspberry and lime combo!

    • 34

      I know right!? We can put a man on the moon but we can’t make a calorie free muffin? I think we may have our priorities all wrong…

  24. 35

    These muffins have my name written all over them, even if they’re aren’t calorie-free! (A girl sure can wish, though.)
    I have a raspberry-lemon muffin recipe I often make, but it never occurred to me to use lime instead for whatever reason… though now that I see it here, it seems so obvious :) Must try these out the next time I’m in a baking kind of mood.

    • 36

      That’s kind of how I felt. It definitely won’t be the last time though because it was insanely good together!

  25. 37

    Strawberries and lime! That sounds soooo good together!

  26. 38

    Oh to travel the world, sample all the deliciousness, and not gain weight! The Dream!
    These muffins look wonderful. Love the combination of the lime and raspberries!

  27. 39

    I have the same fantasy about eating my way around the world AND not gaining any weight while doing it. These muffins look amazing–my local bakery’s can’t compare.

  28. 41

    I have to say the combination of raspberry and lime is most intriguing to me. I love them both, but so far they haven’t been married around here. Sounds like a great marriage.

  29. 43

    These look absolutely refreshing and delicious! I definitely want to try them this weekend!

  30. 44

    These muffins sound wonderful! Raspberry and lime are so summery and I am definately ready for summer!

  31. 46

    I could begin to narrow down my favorite bakery, but his new “muffin craze” reminds me of your scone phase. Oh how the kids and I loved your scones 😉

  32. 48

    I have the same dream from time to time LOL! Only if we could stay the way we are and eat everything and anything that we want hehee
    Those muffins look yummooo..have a lovely day hun!!!

  33. 49

    Oh my gosh Jen….where do I even start? Okay…MOST IMPORTANT…..if you travel those bakeries…..I’m coming with you!!! These muffins are beautiful and I love your combo of raspberry and lime. For some reason, in all of my baking, I am muffin challenged. So I think these are perfect. Next….I LOVE your photography here! Love the food styling and LOVE your plates! : )

  34. 50

    It sounds like there are lot of us who have that same dream! How I’d love to be able to bite into a dozen muffins, two dozen cookies and another five dozen danishes. What fun.

    Your raspberry lime combo is tops. Sounds like a wonderful spring treat.

  35. 51

    I’ve made a lot of muffins before but never one with raspberry and lime! I feel like this marriage of flavors would be AH-MAZING, and definitely refreshing before you head off to work.

  36. 52

    I’ve seen muffins with raspberries but I like how you added the lime zest and juice in these to give a nice kick. I love your color and style of coffee cup/saucer!!

    • 53

      Thanks Nami! I actually found them at a little antique shop for like $2 because they only had a few of the pieces. It was enough for me though!

  37. 54

    I love lime and raspberry together! Have fun at BlogHer Food!! I LOVE Seattle. I wanted to go SO bad, but my due date ended up being the following week. *sigh* Next year, though!

    • 55

      Babies always have a way of doing that! Here’s to hoping for a safe delivery and for the chance to meet you at the next BlogHer!

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