Citrus Blueberry Muffins

Today I baked blueberry muffins with a real citrus twist. These muffins have lemon, orange, and lime zest all combined in a tender, light blueberry muffin.

The recipe for the muffins is adapted from this cookbook called 500 Cupcakes. Contrary to the name, this cookbook is not just about typical cupcakes. There are two complete chapters on muffins.

Fresh fruit zest gives these muffins their sweet smell and taste.

Citrus Blueberry Muffins
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or use paper liners. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, lemon zest, orange zest, lime zest, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the yogurt, oil and egg until well blended. Add the flour mixture to the yogurt mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to cool on a wire rack.

I love all kinds of blueberry muffins. I have a collection of more than 30 good and different blueberry muffin recipes.

But, really, is that any reason for my sister to start calling me "Miss Muffin"?


  1. Yummmm

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  2. Ok, "Little Miss Muffin" how about a cream cheese muffin recipe? Maybe one with some creamy sweet cream cheese in the middle.

  3. Love blueberry muffins and anything citrus - great combo, Anita! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have to use up my blueberries. I am planning blueberry bars and if I have any left, I plan to make the muffins. I added a cup of blueberries to an apple crisp.

    The definitive citrus flavor must make these blueberry muffins, super.

    The cake you linked to Bake with Bizzy is another beauty.

    Thanks for linking your recipes.

  5. I made the mistake of clicking on the close-up of the interior, and now I HAVE to make them! They look so darned good.

  6. Oh yes, I love citrus and berries together! :) These look delicious and what a lovely breakfast and afternoon snacks!

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  7. Fantastic recipe and lovely shots! It looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on my blog:)