Lemon and Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

We’re back! I wanted to make a tasty breakfast for my kids this morning to make up for the 9 hour car ride home yesterday. I decided fresh muffins (their favorite) would hit the spot. I love raspberry and lemon together and decided they would make a perfect breakfast muffin. I added streusel topping to make it extra special and oh my… these were unbelievably good. A perfect combination of sweet and tart – absolutely delicious.

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup of milk

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • Zest from 1 lemon, chopped finely

  • 8 oz fresh raspberries (frozen would work too)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; blend well. In another bowl, combine melted butter, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla and eggs; mix thoroughly. Slowly stir egg mixture into the flour mixture until well blended. Add the raspberries and mix slowly and carefully. Spoon batter evenly into greased muffin tins.

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp cold butter, chopped into pieces

Combine all ingredients with fingers until flaky and crumbly.

Top each muffin with streusel topping. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned (don’t over bake).

Click here for a printable version of this recipe

On a side note:

It was a long and very busy week visiting friends and family. My 20 year reunion was amazing – it was wonderful to catch up with all the people I grew up with. The time flew by quickly and it was hard to say goodbye.

WRHS Class of 1988 – 20 years later

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9 Responses to “Lemon and Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping”

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    Cheryl — July 22, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    Those muffins look spectacular! I am glad you are home!

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    Jan — July 23, 2008 @ 12:17 am

    Sounds like you had a blast, but welcome back.

    Those muffins look incredible!

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    Lore — July 23, 2008 @ 7:06 am

    I’d say “it’s time for breakfast” every 20 minutes if I knew I had these in the house :) . Yummylicious indeed!

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    Dhanggit — July 23, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    what a great combo!! love the idea of lemon and raspberry! yummy

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    Marjie — July 23, 2008 @ 4:23 pm

    I love homemade muffins! You can do so many things with them, and they work with all meals!

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    Hillary — July 23, 2008 @ 8:20 pm

    These muffins look and sound TOO good! Thanks for the photos and recipe :)

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    Cheryl — July 24, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

    I had that muffin this morning, it was my #1 favorite muffin I have ever eaten! Loved it, thanks for sharing!

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    MaryBeth — July 25, 2008 @ 2:04 am

    Good to see you back and hope you had a great time. The muffin’s look, well all i can say is YUMMO!

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    Anonymous — September 23, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

    I just made these and they were lovely! I used chopped strawberries instead of raspberries.

    One little request because I love cooking from your site. Could you post how many servings each of your recipes makes?

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