Raspberry & Lemon Muffins with zesty sugar top

Racquel Sweeney


These muffins are light and not too sweet.. I love the taste that the lemon gives it , along side the raspberries sweet and a little tangy....
just a nice combination for spring light and fresh... and a zesty crumbled sugar top ...two words as my boys would say ...yummy mummy !!!LOL...enjoy folks ..

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10 Min
25 Min


1/2 c
120ml caster sugar
1 c
240ml butter milk (tip: if you have no butter milk . just mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup of milk)
1/3 c
80ml canola oil or sunflower oil
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
200g all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1-1/2 c
fresh or frozen raspberriers (i used frozen)


1 tsp
castersugar mixed into the tablespoon of lemon sugar you already have set aside
1 Tbsp
heated honey (makes easy work to spread over top of muffins)


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1Pre-heat your oven to 180c/350f ..Coat 12 patty tray with either cooking spray or line with muffin cases .

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2Grate or with a vegetable peeler remove the zest of the lemon. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor ,pulse until the zest and sugar have combined.. Take out about 1 tablespoon of this mixture and set a side for decoration .

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3Add to that butter milk , oil, egg, and vanilla and pulse until blended..

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4shift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Add to that the butter milk mixture , fold into flour with a specular until blended. Then gently fold in the (frozen) raspberries..

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5Divide the batter with an ice-cream scoop among the muffin cups .Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden , 20 to 25 minutes . Let cool in the patty tray for 5 minutes or so , before placing them on to a wire rack .

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6Finish them of with a brushing of heated honey on top and a sparkle of crumbed lemon zest finely grounded sugar. For that delicate hint of sweet lemon on top of your muffin..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids