Raspberry Muffins

These sweet muffins are bursting with tart raspberries and are so easy to make. All you need are a few simple baking ingredients, and you’ll have a fresh-baked batch of homemade muffins in no time.

Don’t like raspberries? You can use blueberries or chopped strawberries, too! These muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.

a glazed muffin.

Homemade Muffin Recipe

If I’m going to make muffins, I want them to be easy enough to mix up and bake the morning I want them because who doesn’t love warm muffins from the oven?

And these raspberry muffins are just that – easy to make, bursting with fresh berries, and they have a hint of vanilla to pull it all together. They are the perfect way to start the weekend.

a muffin split in half in a muffin pan.

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour – for the best muffins, measure the flour using the spoon and level method. I like to stir the flour in the container first and then lightly spoon it into the measuring cup before leveling it off.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Whole milk – full-fat milk makes the crumb extra tender, but you can use 2% milk. I haven’t tried dairy-free milk, but I think almond milk would work fine.
  • Melted butter – be sure to let the butter cool before you mix it with the eggs.
  • Large egg
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Raspberries – you can use fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries.
Ingredients for the muffins.

How to Make Raspberry Muffins

Dry ingredients: Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.

Wet ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla.

a bowl of dry ingredients and a bowl of wet ingredients.

Combine: Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. It’s fine if there are small lumps. Fold in one cup of the raspberries and reserve the rest for the top of the muffins.

berries added to the muffin batter.

Bake: Divide the batter into a prepared muffin tin. Place the rest of the berries on top of each muffin (one to two each. Bake the muffins at 400°F for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tip: If you use paper liners you won’t need as much batter for each one, so you will end up with a few more muffins that are a little smaller.

the batter in a pan and topped with raspberries.

Cool: Leave the muffins in the pan until they are cool enough to handle.

Optional glaze: You can make a simple glaze to drizzle over the top of each muffin if you like. I’ve included the instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

baked raspberry muffins in a muffin pan.

Variations

This is a really easy muffin recipe to switch up! Here are some ideas:

  • Berries: Swap the raspberries for blueberries, chopped strawberries, or blackberries. Or, use a mix of frozen berries.
  • Add citrus zest: Add some lemon zest or orange zest to the batter. A few teaspoons should be plenty.
  • Lemon glaze: If you are adding the glaze, try using the same amount of lemon juice instead of milk.
  • Almond extract: Instead of vanilla, try almond extract for a different flavor.

Storage Tips

  • Room temperature: Store them in an airtight container, and they will keep for a couple of days.
  • Refrigerator: They will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer: Place them in a freezer container or bag, and they will keep well for a couple of months.

I hope you try these homemade raspberry muffins! They’re so easy, and each bite has a burst of tart raspberry. Enjoy!

Happy baking,

April
glazed muffins on a cooling rack.

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Raspberry Muffins

a glazed muffin.

These easy homemade muffins are bursting with raspberries in every bite! These are so simple you can make a batch and have warm, fresh-baked muffins for a weekend breakfast or brunch.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (measure with the spoon and level method)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries, divided (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk the milk, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of raspberries.
  5. Fill each muffin mold about 3/4 full with the batter. Divide the rest of the berries to place on top of the muffins (about 1 to 2 per muffin.)
  6. Bake the muffins for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool them in the muffin pan. Run a dinner knife around the edges to loosen them from the pan and then drizzle with glaze if using (see notes).

Notes

Optional Glaze: Mix 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix until smooth. If it’s too thick add a little more milk. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled muffins. The nutrition estimate doesn’t include the glaze.

Muffin pan tip: If you use muffin liners, they won’t hold as much batter so the recipe will yield more muffins that are a little smaller.

Storage: The muffins will keep at room temperature for a few days or for up to a week in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them for several months. If you freeze them, don’t add the glaze until after you thaw them.

Recipe adapted from The Spruce Eats.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 18.5g
  • Sodium: 43.3mg
  • Fat: 5.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.3g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 27.7mg

Keywords: raspberry muffins, easy raspberry muffins, raspberry muffins with fresh berries, muffins with frozen berries

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.

Recipe, post, and photos updated from the archives. First published in May 2015.

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