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Homemade Raspberry Muffins

Homemade Raspberry Muffins feature lemon and yogurt in the batter and are not only one of my favorite muffin recipes, but also one of my favorite breakfasts, period.

Homemade Raspberry Muffins

Muffins are such a quick and easy breakfast recipe. I love that you can just grab one and go, and that all of my kids tend to devour them.

Raspberry Muffins are also one of the easiest baked goods to make. Even beginner bakers can whip up with great results. Plus, you don’t need any special equipment. You don’t even need a hand mixer for these.

Pull out your wooden spoon and your mixing bowls and get baking!

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Raspberry Muffins

Secrets to great muffins

Muffins are easy, but you can make a few mistakes that can lead to less-than-ideal results. Read on to find out what NOT to do. 

Don’t over-mix!

Muffin batter is supposed to be a bit lumpy. Only stir it until it is just barely combined. If there are a few traces of flour left, that’s okay. They’ll bake up just fine. 

Raspberry Muffins

Beware of the frozen fruit sink

Frozen fruit tends to be easier to mix into thick muffin batter without having is break apart, especially delicate fruit like berries, but frozen fruit tends to sink to the bottom during the baking process, so beware.

A thicker batter like this will combat the sinking a bit and the muffins will still be delicious regardless, but if you want a beautiful muffin with evenly-spaced fruit, I’d go with fresh.

Raspberry Muffins

Can I substitute another fruit?

Sure! Blackberries, blueberries, or even chopped cherries would work really well in this easy muffin recipe. Feel free to experiment with different types or combinations. Just make sure the overall amount of berries is about the same and you should have great results.

Raspberry Muffins

I moved on and thought I’d make some of my stand-by Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins.

Raspberry Muffins

These were so easy. Two bowls, a spoon, and they were in the oven baking away. Start by combining all of your dry ingredients and whisking them up until they are fully combined.

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Next combine your egg, oil, lemon zest, and yogurt in another bowl. I used strawberry yogurt because that was all I had in the house. Obviously raspberry would have been the better choice, but the strawberry worked really, really well too.

Raspberry Muffins

Whisk that together well and then add it to the dry ingredients. Stir until the flour mixture is JUST moistened.

Lemon Raspberry Muffins from OrWhateverYouDo.com

Next, gently fold in your raspberries. You can use frozen or fresh, just thaw frozen raspberries a bit before adding them into the batter if you are going that route.

Scoop into a muffin tin that has been lined and sprayed. The more you fill the muffins, the bigger they will be.

Sprinkle the tops of the unbaked muffins lightly with Turbinado sugar (AKA Sugar in the Raw).

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, and then reduce the heat to 350 for the remaining 10-15 minutes. The hot blast of high heat, in the beginning, helps the muffins rise to the occasion and get those nice domed tops.

Let cool for 5 minutes in the pans, and then remove to wire racks to finish cooling.

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Raspberry Muffins

 

Raspberry Muffins

Raspberry Muffins

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Delicious lemon raspberry muffins. Easy, fast, and they taste amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup raspberry yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line and spray a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. Combine dry ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Combine oil, egg, yogurt, and lemon zest in another bowl. Whisk until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently JUST until combined. Fold in raspberries.
  5. Spoon batter into prepped muffin tins.
  6. Sprinkle tops with raw sugar.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then reduce heat to 350 for remaining 10-15 minutes. Bake until tops are golden brown. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool the rest of the way on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 299mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g Protein: 4g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Wednesday 25th of June 2014

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Jodi Veldheer

Friday 26th of April 2013

do not bake at 425- ruined my muffins! Should have baked the whole time at 350. ugh!

OrWhateverYouDo1

Friday 26th of April 2013

I'm so sorry these didn't work out for you. I have used this method of baking several times since I posted this recipe, and it has worked very well each time. I'd suggest testing your oven temps with an oven thermometer. Can you be more specific as to how they turned out? I might be able to help troubleshoot with more details.

Laura@bakinginpyjamas

Sunday 14th of April 2013

These look perfect for a summer time muffin, I've never used the combination of raspberry's and lemon's before, I imagine it's a delicious pairing.

Jennifer Cavallaro

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

These look delicious and I can't wait to try them! My fiance just got a job at a dairy factory so he can get lots of yogurt really cheap...at least I know what I can make with it!

Oh and you can make your own buttermilk! Just use 1 cup of milk + 1TSP Lemon or Vinegar - let sit for about 5 min before you use it. I learned it from pinterest and have been using it instead of buying buttermilk cause it's so expensive and I have TONS of milk to use anyway, lol. Hope this helps!

Barbara Schieving

Sunday 31st of March 2013

I love raspberries, so I'm sure I'd love this muffins too.