How To Make Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins Step by Step


Let's talk about turning your average morning into a delight with a batch of raspberry buttermilk muffins. Picture this: soft, tender muffins bursting with juicy raspberries, their tart sweetness mingling perfectly with the subtly tangy buttermilk. Sounds like a dream, right? Whether you're a baking novice or a seasoned pro, this recipe is as foolproof as it is delicious.

Imagine sitting down with your favorite cup of coffee or tea, breaking open a freshly baked muffin, and watching the steam rise, the raspberries peeking out like little jewels. It's a simple pleasure that starts any day off right. And the best part? This recipe is straightforward, quick to mix up, and might just make you the family favorite. Let's bake some magic!

Easy Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins


  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (312g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups (about 150-200g) raspberries, fresh or frozen (see note below)


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Turn your oven up to 400°F (200°C). Pop the oven rack in the center. Go ahead and line a muffin tin with paper liners or give it a light spray with some non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Cream the Basics: Using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy. This is where the magic starts. Then, add in your eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Mix until everything's nicely combined.

  3. Combine the Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. This is your dry mix that’s going to make those muffins fluffy and delicious.

  4. Mix it Up: Now, add your dry mix into the butter mixture, but do it alternately with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the flour mix. This step is key for a tender crumb.

  5. Fold in the Raspberries: Here comes the best part - gently fold your raspberries into the batter. If you're using frozen, this helps keep the batter from turning pink. Fresh or frozen, treat them with care to keep those berries whole.

  6. Bake: Scoop the batter into your prepared muffin tin. An ice cream scoop is perfect for this to get even muffins every time. Bake them in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. You'll know they're done when a toothpick comes out clean from the center muffin.


  • Frozen vs. Fresh Raspberries: I lean towards frozen raspberries because they don't bleed into the batter as much, keeping your muffins beautifully golden with ruby bursts of berry. Plus, you can keep them on hand anytime for a spontaneous baking session.

And there you have it - a simple, yet utterly delightful way to start your morning (or enjoy a mid-afternoon snack). These raspberry buttermilk muffins are sure to bring a smile to anyone who tries them. Perfect for a weekend treat, a thoughtful gift, or just because every day deserves a little sweetness. Happy baking!