Black Raspberry Muffins

Black Raspberry Muffins

Am I the only one out there who would rather bake with black raspberries than blueberries?? I LOVE black raspberries! I realize they’re harder to find, but if you’re lucky enough to know where to find some, you need to try baking with them. They’re similar to blueberries in baked goods, but with a slightly different texture and flavor.

That being said, it’s hard to find recipes dedicated to black raspberries! I’ve actually googled “black raspberry recipes” and “black raspberry muffins” and haven’t found all that much. This recipe, however is the exception. 😉

I think these might be my new go-to berry muffin recipe. They are so good!  Thanks to some hard work berry picking with my parents over the summer, I have bags of black raspberries in the freezer that are just begging to be eaten. I love eating them plain or using them in smoothies, but Mike prefers muffins. He absolutely loves blueberry muffins, and my goal was to make black raspberry muffins that he would like just as much.

I googled “black raspberry recipes” and randomly tried one of the first recipes I found. They turned out great! I actually normally don’t like blueberry muffins, but something about the texture of the black raspberries made these much better. This recipe was perfect with black raspberries, but if you’re a blueberry fan, I bet you would love it with blueberries as well. 🙂

Black Raspberry Muffins
Black Raspberry Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Black Raspberry Muffins

Black Raspberry Muffins

Fresh tender muffins bursting with juicy black raspberries


  • 3/4 stick (6 Tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 1/2 cups black raspberries


Put a rack in the upper third of oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Generously butter or spray muffin cups, or line with cupcake wrappers. Melt butter in a small saucepan over moderately low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in milk, egg, yolk, and vanilla until well combined.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk mixture and stir until just combined. Gently but thoroughly fold in the berries.

Divide the batter among muffin cups and spread evenly. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar. Bake until golden and crisp and a wooden pick or skewer inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then run a knife around edges of muffin tops and carefully remove from cups. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

from Joy the Baker

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  1. Black Raspberry Muffins taste as good as Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting, see the recipe on

  2. Just made these this morning and brought to work. Everyone loved them! So good. Thank you all your wonderful recipes!

  3. Cara – I”m so glad you liked these, thanks for letting me know! 🙂

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  5. Can I substitute whole milk with 2%???

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