Bring on the heat wave, summer’s finally here! To be honest though, I could really do with a few more months of spring seeing as how we went from freezing cold to unbearable heat with only about 2 weeks of real spring weather in between. Is Mars inhabitable yet? Where are our space colonies with perfectly controlled temperatures??

But back to the point – these muffins. Your kitchen will be sweltering but it’s totally worth it. So turn on your A/C (or crack open a window), try not to melt, and enjoy one (or an entire plateful) or these.

Lime-glazed mango muffins

Lime-glazed mango muffins

Lime-Glazed Mango Muffins (41 of 750)

Adapted from  750 Best Muffin Recipes by Camilla Saulsbury
Makes 48 muffins

Muffins:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime zest (from 1 lime)
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups diced mango (1 fresh mango)
  • 1/2 tbsp lime zest for sprinkling

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp lime zest (from 1 lime)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Muffins: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, butter, and lime zest. Add in milk and stir until well blended.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in the diced mangos.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and lime juice and cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Brush over tops of warm muffins. Top with lime zest and let cool.

Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits. With a rich, golden color and a sweet, tangy flavor, they’re perfect for hot summer days. The sweetness of mangos is a great combination with the bright citrus notes from limes, and they work really well together in these light and delicate muffins.

When baked, the flavor of the mangoes is a bit subdued, but the chunks become incredibly tender and help keep the muffins soft and moist. The lime glaze and sprinkling of zest on top really brings out the citrus flavor as well.

Yes, baking in the summer can be obnoxious because of the heat, but I don’t even have A/C, so if I can tough it out, I’m sure you can too. These muffins really are worth it – they won’t weigh you down and are a great way to showcase the flavors of the season.

Muffin batter

Nothing says summer like mangos

Lime-glazed mango muffins

This is the kind of muffin that’s perfect for hot, summer days

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