Delicious fluffy and moist Raspberry Muffins made with fresh or frozen raspberries, a hint of lemon, and a simple glaze on top. They’re easy to make and freezer-friendly, too!
These Raspberry Muffins join the ranks of dozens of other favorite muffin recipes! You can make them any time of year, but I love to make them with leftover raspberries from a big batch of Raspberry Jam.
How to Make Raspberry Muffins:
- Mix Wet ingredients: Mix together lemon juice and milk (this will make “buttermilk”. In another bowl, mix eggs, oil, lemon zest, and the milk/lemon mixture.
- Mix Dry Ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Combine: Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Fold in the raspberries.
- Fill Muffin Tin: Line a muffin tin with paper liners, or grease it well with cooking spray. Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with few crumbs.
- Glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered 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.
Use Room Temperature Eggs: they’ll be fluffier and will emulsify in the batter more evenly, making a difference in the final product. To quickly bring eggs to room temperature, place them in a bowl and run hot water over them 30 seconds.
Don’t Over-Mix the batter: When adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just stir them with a spoon until everything is incorporated. It’s ok if the batter is not perfectly smooth. Then, fold in the raspberries.
Fresh or Frozen Berries: I prefer fresh raspberries, but when they’re not in season frozen will work well or you can substitute a different kind of berry, like blueberries, blackberries or diced strawberries.
Taste the Glaze, First: Thin it with lemon juice or make it a little thicker with more powdered sugar.
Allow Muffins to cool completely, then freeze in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature, or warm in the microwave for a few seconds.
Lemon Raspberry Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs , lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 small lemon , juice and zest
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
- 1 1/2 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add eggs, oil, and zest from the lemon to a mixing bowl. Measure milk in a liquid measuring cup and squeeze the juice from the lemon into it. Set aside for 1 minute, then add to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix to combine.
- In a separate large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, being careful not to over-mix the batter.
- Fold in the raspberries.
- Line a muffin tin with liners, or grease with non-stick cooking spray. Fill muffin cups ¾ full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with few crumbs.
For the glaze:
- 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.
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I originally shared this recipe February 2014. Updated May 2017, and April 2021.
Some process photos by Nikole from The Travel Palate.