Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lemon, Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

This recipe is stolen directly from my friend and neighbor Pam. I was lucky enough to get one when she made them, and they blew my mind they were so good. I had to make them, they are sweet, tart and extremely delicious!

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda Blend)
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)

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.

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. Top each muffin with streusel topping. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned (my oven took about 20 minutes)


Pam said...

YUM. Your picture is wonderful - it makes me want to make them again. Thanks for the shout out.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I am liking your blog. Such great recipes. What do you mean you're not a great cook? I can tell you are!

test it comm said...

Those muffins look good! I like the red berries on the inside.

Raquel said...

I agree with Lisa, you are a fantastic cook! I love lemon and raspberry together! Bet they would be good with blackberries, too! Much love - Raquel XO

Paula said...

That streusel topping just reels me in. I'd save the top (my favorite part) for last and savor every bite!

Susan said...

Lemon and raspberry sounds like a great combination. Look awesome. Thanks for sharing.

krysta said...

lemons, raspberry, and strudel topping. perfection!

It's me said...

I know that sometimes there are regional differences in berry names.

Aren't those blackberries? Probably triple crown? My raspberries are little and quite red. We also have marionberries out this way, which look like a baby blackberry.

Just wondering.

It's me said...

Hey... you're across the mountain from us!!! I'm in the "too cold for tomatoes" region of our fair state!


Rhonda Schrock said...

Those look beatiful (and tasty)! What a lovely presentation. I am definitely going to try these out to see what kind of vote they'll get from the braves. They like trying new things. I will definitely pop in here again!

amycaseycooks said...

I will be wanting one of these muffins with my coffee tomorrow morning. The streusel is my favorite part. I better get up early to make them.

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