Lemon Raspberry Muffins

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Lemon Raspberry Muffins – lots of bright lemon flavor and fresh raspberries for a tender and delicious muffin. Great to have in the freezer for busy mornings!

a raspberry muffin on a wooden board


I love when the weather starts to turn, and we are getting warmer days. That means summer is near! And you start seeing more and more produce, which is almost as good. We consume fresh berries by the pound during the summer. So it was kind of amazing I had enough to make these lemon raspberry muffins.

When fresh berries are not around, you can use frozen raspberries in these muffins and it works just as well. Sometimes frozen raspberries are cheaper too, so if that is what you have, then use them.

What You’ll Need

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  • Lemon
  • Sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • Oil – any oil or even melted butter works great
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour – the recipe calls for a mix of flours, but you can use completely all-purpose flour if that is what you have.
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Raspberries
a raspberry muffin on a wooden board with lemon and raspberries next to it

How To Make Lemon Raspberry Muffins

  • Zest the lemon into a food processor. Add the sugar and pulse until the zest is fully incoporated into the sugar.
  • Pour in the buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla extract. Plus until smooth and well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together both types of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until they are just barely combined.
  • Gently fold in the raspberries.
  • Scoop in the muffin tins and bake until lightly golden and a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Have extra raspberries? Don’t miss these Raspberry Crumble Bars!

a raspberry muffin on a wooden board with raspberries and lemon next to it

If you have been here before, you know that we eat a lot of muffins. Chocolate Chip Muffins are my son’s all time favorite. I always have muffins in the freezer, and he can microwave them before school in the mornings easier. Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a close second, but I don’t always have those on hand.

I don’t know about your house, but mornings are kind of crazy here. My son has to be out the door by 7:10 at the latest, so getting breakfast in him has to be quick. And these lemon raspberry muffins are perfect. They use whole wheat flour, and lots of berries in there, and they can be made ahead of time.

Lemon Raspberry Muffins are fresh and bright in flavor, so they are perfect for spring or the middle of winter when you want it to be spring!

More Easy Muffin Recipes

a raspberry muffin on a wooden board
5 from 1 vote

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

By Erin
Lemon Raspberry Muffins – lots of bright lemon flavor and fresh raspberries for a tender and delicious muffin.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen, (not thawed) raspberries


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare 12 cup muffin tin with spray or liners.
  • Remove the zest from the lemon using a vegetable peeler. In a food processor combine lemon zest and sugar. Pulse until the zest is finally chopped and incorporated with the sugar.
  • Add buttermilk, canola oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until combined.
  • In a separate bowl mix together both flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour and mix until almost blended.
  • Fold in the raspberries.
  • Fill muffins tins about 2/3rd full. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 175
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  1. What a fun activity to do with your son’s class! I don’t think I have ever made ice cream in a bag!

    These muffins look excellent! I love the lemon and raspberry combo!

  2. i’ve had a lemon raspberry muffin recipe saved for quite some time and haven’t made them yet. but yours look even more delicious! and they are much healthier. i love raspberries. 🙂