Strawberry Muffins with Lime Glaze

As the days of June were slipping away from me, anxiety was beginning to set in. Strawberry season got an early start here in Minnesota this year, and my schedule was not letting me partake at our local u-pick. We missed out on nabbing our fresh box of sweet berries a couple years ago due to hail damage ruining their crop, and that (selfishly) did not sit well at our house. Picking strawberries is our annual tradition!

And our tradition (thankfully) marched forward this year.

There is nothing – – absolutely nothing – – like a fresh picked strawberry.

And when you take home a whole box of juicy berries? Well, you need to quickly find ways to eat or preserve them before they go bad.

One of the ways we found was to make a batch of Strawberry Muffins with Lime Glaze. The muffins are fragrant and tender, and studded with bits of fresh strawberries. And once the muffins have cooled from the oven, a fresh lime glaze is drizzled over the tops, lending a sweet and zingy twist to the comfort that lies below.

A new recipe that makes for a lovely new strawberry eating tradition.

Strawberry Muffins with Lime Glaze

Yield: 12 regular size muffins


    for the muffins:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. chopped strawberries
  • for the lime glaze:
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp. lime zest


for the muffins:

To avoid having pink muffin batter, it helps to freeze the chopped strawberries in a single layer on a small plate in the freezer. Do this right away, before you prepare the rest of the recipe. It only takes 20 to 30 minutes to firm up the berries when they are chopped small.

Preheat oven to 400°. Line muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

Mix egg, milk, and oil in small bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add frozen chopped strawberries and gently fold, just enough to coat the berries with the flour mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold again, taking care to not overmix. Spoon batter into muffin tin. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until muffin tops are puffed and golden. Let cool on a wire rack.

for the lime glaze:

Stir all ingredients until combined and smooth. Spoon over the cooled muffins and let glaze set.


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24 Responses to “Strawberry Muffins with Lime Glaze”

  1. #
    John — June 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I love how you come up with some really interesting combinations! I can’t wait to make these as these are two of my favorite flavors.


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    Toni — June 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    These muffins look delicious! Sadly, our local strawberry farm was hit by a hail storm this year at the beginning of the season, so no berries for us. But I will definitely be trying these! I may even put your glaze on blueberry muffins this weekend…

    • Brenda replied on July 2nd, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      That glaze would be fab on blueberry muffins, too! Sorry to hear you missed out on picking. :(

  3. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — June 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I love fresh picked strawberries, these muffins look scrumptious!

  4. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 29, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I’ve made strawberry muffins with a lemon glaze but never with lime. Will have to try it soon! :)

  5. #
    Paula — June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Great that you were make it out to pick your own strawberries again this year. Even better that you came up with this wonderful recipe!

  6. #
    Grandmereb Lovestobake — June 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    I am with you all the way Brenda, nothing like a freshly picked strawberry to perk up the taste buds! I missed the upick around here too (I live in the mid MI area) and am sad I did. But the local grocery store still has some amazing looking berries I could use to make your recipe with. A dozen would be just perfect too. I like the thought of the lime glaze on them–never thought of that before. :-) Happy Friday and Happy weekend!

  7. #
    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — June 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    So much fun. I love picking my own fruits.

  8. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 29, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I love that glaze! These sound awesome.

    • Brenda replied on July 2nd, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      That glaze is awesome. I think our girls would have liked an extra bowl of it to use as dip! :)

  9. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Lately I can’t get enough of ripe juicy strawberries and all of the other in-season fruit. Strawberry muffins with a zesty citrus glaze sound so appealing!

  10. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    These are so wonderful and summery!

  11. #
    Beki Cook's Cakes — June 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Those look so yummy! I missed out on the best picking this summer (in MN, too), and I’m so sad about it!

  12. #
    Lisa | With Style and Grace — July 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Love strawberry muffins and these are beautiful! Hoping to find a u-pick in our town – love picking berries!

  13. #
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — July 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Those muffins look fantastic, Brenda!! I saw them on Pinterest and have honestly been thinking about them all weekend, which means that I simply must make them very, very soon.

    • Brenda replied on July 2nd, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, Natalie – I hope you like them! Our girls couldn’t get enough of that glaze. Happy 4th of July to you & your family!

  14. #
    Cassie — July 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

    You are so right, nothing like a fresh picked strawberry. These muffins are stunning!

  15. #
    nest of posies — July 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    love strawberries. i’ve never tried them with lime before. sounds amazing.
    i think lime is the most unused but AMAZING flavor to add to almost anything! love it!


  16. #
    Charlotte — July 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I just made these for a special treat for my family! We were not dissappointed!

  17. #
    Wendy — June 30, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I bought strawberries at the local Farmer’s Market last weekend with these beautities in mind. Oh my goodness!! The Lime glaze on the top sends these moist muffins over the top!! Love the combo of strawberries and lime instead of the usual crumble topping. These are out of this world good! Thank you Brenda for these wonderful muffins! I couldn’t help myself. I ate two!

  18. #
    Aliza — July 18, 2014 at 10:51 am

    if I wanted to add banana to this could I omit the milk


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