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Key Lime Muffins with Key Lime Glaze

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Key lime muffins with key lime glaze are great with a cup of coffee or tea.

I am so lucky to have a Key lime tree in my yard. It’s my favorite plant in our landscaping. Each year it generously provides me with a plethora of the golden gems. I make many recipes with the zest and juice of my Key limes but these Key lime muffins with Key lime glaze is a family favorite.

Key lime muffins with Key lime glaze are a burst of citrus goodness for breakfast or brunch.

If you’ve seen my other Key lime recipes on this blog, you know who much I love this small citrus fruit. You also know that ripe Key limes are yellow, not green, which surprises many people. When you purchase Key limes in the supermarket they are green but they are not ripe. The flavor changes as they ripen, it becomes more mellow. The first time I made these muffins I didn’t glaze them and felt something was missing. The glaze really makes the muffin adding just a touch of sweetness. Definitely a great way to start the day.

We also enjoy this Tupelo Honey Key Lime Vinaigrette and this chocolate cake with Key lime cream cheese filling.

 

Key Lime Muffins with Key Lime Glaze

Key Lime Muffins with Key Lime Glaze

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Key lime muffins with Key lime glaze are the perfect way to start your day.

Ingredients

Key Lime Muffins

  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Key lime zest
  • ½ cup Key lime juice

Key Lime Glaze

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Key lime zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder into a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the milk, eggs, oil, zest and juice. Add, all at once, to the flour mixture. Stir lightly with a fork just until moist, batter will be lumpy. Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling each ½ full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden and they test done.
  3. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack to cool. Once cool, glaze with Key lime glaze.
  4. To make glaze:
  5. In a bowl combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over cooled muffins.

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Key lime muffins with key lime glaze start the day off right.

 

Michele

Saturday 8th of September 2018

You ARE so lucky to have a key lime tree. These muffins sound amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. :-D

Jan

Sunday 29th of April 2018

I'm in love! Officially! THanks for sharing at our Brunch Week link up!

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Wednesday 29th of March 2017

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Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 27th of March 2017

You're so lucky to have a key lime tree! If I had one I'd be baking these gorgeous muffins non-stop. They sound so good!

kristin mccarthy

Monday 27th of March 2017

love key lime and I love your blog design!

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