Chocolate chip muffins on rack and grey wooden board with limes.

Lime Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These zesty lime muffins with chocolate chips make a delicious breakfast on-the-go or snack.  They are fluffy, deliciously refreshing and simple to make.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 247kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 320 g flour (2.56 cups)
  • 2.5 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g sugar (0.5 cup)
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips
  • 1/6 tsp fine sea salt
  • 60 ml lime juice
  • zest of 3 limes
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 70 ml vegetable oil
  • 240 ml semi-skimmed milk


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/200 C/ gas mark 6.  Lightly grease or line a muffin pan with 12 cases.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and chocolate chips and stir thoroughly using a whisk.
  • In another bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, milk, lime juice and zest until smooth. Pour in the dry mixture all at once and stir just to combine. Do not overmix the batter.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.  Bake for 23 minutes in the centre of the oven.  Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes then transfer the muffins onto a rack.


  • Do not overmix the batter. Stir just to combine.
  • You can swap the dark chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips or sultanas.
  • Best served warm. Store leftover muffins, once completely cooled, in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg