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Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins

Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins are a fantastic combo of flavors! The key lime gives the muffin a refreshing and bright flavor, while the chocolate adds sweet richness! These muffins are amazing for breakfast, snacks, or sweet cravings! They are even made with healthier ingredients, like whole wheat flour, turbinado sugar, and almond milk. Overall, these muffins are a unique healthy treat that you have to try!

My husband and I are huge lime lovers! Our favorite dessert just so happens to be Key Lime Pie. So, of course, I experiment with adding lime to my baked goods and dishes. I originally made these muffins without the chocolate added, and they were delicious that way, but the chocolate takes it to a whole other level!

Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins Ingredients

These Key Lime Chocolate Muffins are so simple to make! The most time-consuming part is juicing the limes, but it’s so worth it, in my opinion! Fresh lime juice tops bottled juice any day, but if you do use bottled juice, I would recommend Nelli and Joe Key West Lime Juice. You could also use regular limes as a substitution, and that would work okay too. You will only need about two regular limes in place of the key limes.

Muffin Recipe Equipment

If you don’t have a zester, I highly recommend getting one! The zester that I have comes in so handy when I use garlic, lemon, lime, and ginger. It cuts down on time, and it’s not too expensive to buy! I have used my grater for that purpose also, but my zester is a little bit easier. I love working in the kitchen, but I still enjoy having convenient tools that save time! I’m sure you can relate.

Key Lime chocolate chip muffins

Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins

These Key Lime Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins are a delicious combo of flavors! They're easy to make and offer a tasty snack!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 163 kcal


  • 2 Large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Zester
  • Spatula
  • Muffin Tin


  • 1 1/4 Cups Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Cup Turbinado sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Key lime juice about 4 limes
  • 1 Tbsp Key lime zest
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, turbinado sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the ingredients together.
  • Zest the limes and juice them.
  • In another mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, zest, vanilla, egg, coconut oil, and almond milk. Whisk to mix the ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk everything until it becomes smooth. Use the spatula to scrape the bottom and sides.
  • Pour the batter into the muffin tin equally, about 2/3 of the way full each.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 14-16 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center, and if it comes out clean they are done.
  • Remove from oven and let them cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from the tin and let them finish cooling on a plate or wire rack.


    • The recipe makes 12 regular muffins
    • The muffins can be frozen if placed in two zip-top bags and kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost on the counter when ready to use.
    • The muffins can be kept in a plastic container or zip-top bag on the counter or fridge for up to 5 days.
Keyword Chocolate Chip, Healthy Muffins, Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins, Key Lime Muffins, Lime, Lime Muffins, Whole Wheat

21 thoughts on “Key Lime Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. 5 stars
    I definitely have never had lime and chocolate before, but you always create great recipes, so I will definitely still be trying this one! I have high hopes for these muffins and am sure they are going to exceed my expectations. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Never try the chocolate with lime, but I think it should be a good combo + a few nuts on top of the muffins and it should be ideal!

    Thank you, Alyssa for sharing!

  3. Interesting! I don’t know if I’ve ever had lime and chocolate together before! Key lime is definitely a delicious flavor – fun to see it in something other than a pie.

  4. I have a key lime tree at home and never know what to do with all the limes when they are in season. What a lovely idea to add them to chocolate chip muffins! I’ll be trying this the next time I’ve got plenty of limes.

  5. 5 stars
    I lived in Italy for a while, at Lago Di Garda where lemons grow everywhere. If I was not a huge fan before, I became there and remained one for life. And I know the taste of this combination! Just waiting for the weekend now!😀👩‍🍳

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