Blueberry, Lime, and Basil Muffins


Don't be fooled by this combination of flavors--it might seem strange at first, but once you taste it, you'll know they were meant for each other!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

  2. Whisk whole wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla extract, lime zest, and lime juice. Stir in Greek yogurt. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Add in remaining flour mixture, stirring just until combined; do not to overmix. Fold in basil.

  4. Place blueberries in a large bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour. Toss to coat. Gently fold into the muffin batter.

  5. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

  7. Remove muffins from the oven and let cool in the pan 1 to 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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