Some tips for perfect muffins:
Use room temperature ingredients.
I know I mention that one a lot, but it really does make a difference in baking. Put the eggs in a bowl or cup and run some hot water over them for a few seconds to quickly bring them to room temp.
As with so many baked good, you really don’t want to overmix the batter for these muffins. When adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just stir them with a spoon until everything is incorporated. It’s ok if it’s not perfectly smooth. Then fold in the raspberries. Gently mixing will really help you get the light and fluffy muffins you want.
Fresh or frozen raspberries will work.
I’ve used both in this recipe. I prefer fresh raspberries, but when they’re not in season I will use frozen. Also, you can substitute a different kind of berry! They would be delicious with blueberries or diced strawberries.
Taste the glaze before using it.
It’s really easy to adapt the glaze to your liking. Thin it with lemon juice or make it a little thicker with more powdered sugar.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs , lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup oil canola or vegetable
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a measuring cup mix together milk and lemon juice. In a separate large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
In another bowl, mix eggs, oil, lemon zest, and the milk/lemon mixture. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Fold in the raspberries.
Line a muffin tin with liners, or grease it well with cooking spray. Fill 15-18 muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with few crumbs.
In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. (if you want the glaze even thinner, add an extra tablespoon of lemon juice). Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes before drizzling with glaze.