Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Nothing says spring like fresh berries!

These Lemon Raspberry Muffins have lots of ripe, fresh raspberries and a splash of lemon in each bite!

Simple and fresh muffins ready for spring!  Lots of fresh raspberries and a healthy squeeze of lemon in each bite! www.lemonsforlulu.comI reached a new milestone in parenthood.  My son called me mean.  Frankly, I assumed that someone would have called me that sooner.  I’m not necessarily mean, but I am an enforcer of rules.  Rules and kids don’t always mix.  I should say, by enforcing rules, I mean I yell a lot.  It’s not my fault.  I come from a long line of yellers.  That’s just how we talk.

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At first I was shocked by the name calling.  In the next instant I was hurt, angry and sad all at once.  My son thought I was mean.  Me, mean.  All this time I thought I was nice, you know, the cool mom.  Nothing like reality slapping you in the face in the form of a nine year old’s tears.

Lemon Raspberry Muffins www.lemonsforlulu.comMy instincts were to yell and say something like “I’ll show you mean,” but I didn’t.  I calmly reminded him the only reason he thinks I’m mean is because he is not getting his way.  Then I moved on…and made him muffins.  Oh, I know what it sounds like.  It sounds like I was trying to win him over with food.  You would be right.  I’m not ashamed to admit it!  Kill them with kindness I always say!  I knew after eating one of these sweet little lemon raspberry muffins, my son would totally change his tune.  After all, would a mean mom whip up a batch of lemon muffins that tasted this good?  Would a mean mom let him eat two muffins right before dinner?  Heck no!

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I’m thankful Driscoll’s approached me about Muffin Madness.  Not only did my son love these lemon raspberry muffins, the whole family happily ate them up!  The bit of lemon is just enough to bring out the sweetness in the raspberries.  I used Greek yogurt too, which I think makes these muffins especially moist.  A little streusel topping finishes them off!

Do you suppose I should buy my muffin ingredients in bulk when we enter those teenage years???  I’m thinking yes.

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Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups flour, divided
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 8 oz container plain Greek Yogurt (I used Fage)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 6 oz package fresh raspberries, such as Driscoll’s
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

Instructions

  1. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  2. Mix together the yogurt, the oil, the eggs, the lemon zest and juice. Add to dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the berries and 2 tablespoons of flour. Fold berries into batter along with the chocolate chips. Using a large cookie scoop, fill a greased muffin pan about 2/3 full.
  4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons of flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar and cut in cold butter. Sprinkle streusel over muffins.
  5. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove muffins from pan and let cool on a wire rack.
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30 Responses

  1. Aww dw, I think once upon a time we call our parents mean, I know I did. But your son is lucky, he got these delicious muffins with streusel too!

  2. Muffins + streusel topping = utter perfection

    I too am a “mean” mom. We will just stick together ;)

    • Yeah, we can gang up on em! Thanks Jamie!

  3. Sounds like your son and my son have been together. Gotta love a day with a 9-10 year old boy who thinks you are mean. We had that day yesterday! I think I need muffins to get through it!!! These look perfect. Love the lemon and raspberry for spring!!!

    • What is it with these boys???? We made after the muffins. Thanks Jocelyn.

  4. I love streusel topping on muffins! And I love the combo of raspberry, lemon and white chocolate. These will be making an appearance at our house!

    • Let me know what you think! Thanks Jill!

  5. These are looking AMAZINGLY delicious!!
    And your photos are mouth-watering

    • Thank you so much Winnie! I loved these muffins!

  6. I can’t believe you’ve NEVER been called mean! My now 5 year old shot me some doozies when she was about 3…..so now I feel like I’m immune to name calling of all kinds. Ha! Although if I do feel the need to win them back with food, I know exactly what to make!

    • I’m sure they thought it, but yes this is the first time it was spoken. Dagger to the heart!! Thanks for understanding Cathy!

  7. Holy deliciousness, Batman. These muffins look absolutely stunning! I think I need to go get some raspberries right now so I can make a batch. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Yes you do need raspberries! Thanks David!

  8. Sounds delicious! And yup, you might wanna stock up to get through those teen years! ;) [#PinItThurs]

    • That’s what I’m afraid of-those teenage years! Thanks Chris!

  9. Why have I not put lemon and raspberries in a muffin yet?? That combination just sounds so good. Love all the streusel topping on these little guys! pinned.

  10. Raspberries and lemons are the perfect combination for spring – or anytime. Raspberries are my absolute favourite berry and I’m reaching into the fridge all the time to pop a couple into my mouth. Thanks for another great reason to eat them! Beautiful photography, too.

    • Raspberries have bee sweet lately. I loved using them in these muffins. Thank you Robyn!

  11. I still can’t believe you made it this long before you got called me, not that you are mean or anything it’s just a common thing in motherhood I have a feeling! So kudos to you! Can I call you mean so you can bring my muffins and win my back over?! :)

  12. Amazingly gorgeous muffins! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  13. Mae cheah

    Just want to share those of you who thought of using frozen raspberry make sure thaw it thoroughly and drain.. I did not plan ahead so add in frozen, and overload with it.. Ended w gooey muffins.. Not advisable.. Don’t get greedy with the raspberry ;) otherwise nice flavour..

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