I have another delicious muffin recipe for you today, Chocolate Raspberry Muffins. Big fluffy muffins bursting with raspberries and chunks of dark chocolate. Talk about a sweet way to start your day!
I’m always looking for places to tuck extra servings of fruits and veggies into our food, and these do the trick nicely. I used fresh raspberries for these, as they are one of my youngest daughter’s favorite foods and we almost always have them on hand, but you could probably give frozen a try if you want to. And if you need a gluten free version, I’ve got one!
I based these muffins off of the Lemon Blueberry Muffins that I shared earlier this week. The regular version is completely from scratch, and the gluten free version gets some help from a Wildtree Gluten Free Muffin mix, which really makes the most amazing gluten free muffins I’ve come across.
The chocolate raspberry version of these muffins really only requires that you change your mix ins and leave out the lemon extract, but those simple changes give you a muffin with an entirely different flavor. With baking you sometimes have to be careful messing with things like the amount of baking powder or liquids, but when it comes to mix in items, you really can get creative and try a variety of different things. And if raspberries aren’t your thing, you can even leave them out and just go with a dark chocolate chunk muffin.
Heck, you could make a blueberry chocolate muffin, a strawberry chocolate muffin, whatever you like! Feel free to mix and match your berries and chocolates. I used dark chocolate as that is the favorite in our house, but milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate will work just as well, use whatever works for you!
If you want to have lots of berries and chocolate peaking out of the top of your muffins, make sure to add some to your muffin batter after you have scooped it into your muffin tins. While I love the presentation this gives, for my girls I tend to mix the items in before scooping them. It’s kind of crazy how much of a mess a three year old can make with one giant chunk of chocolate on the top of her muffin, so inside they go!
I really think these would be awesome with chopped up strawberries as well! Can’t say enough good things about this Wildtree Gluten Free Muffin mix my friend Sandi sent me. Getting light, airy and puffy gluten free bakery style muffins has not been something I’ve yet managed to achieve on my own, but this mix totally does the trick.
Ready to make some muffins? I added a sprinkle of coarse sugar to the top of my muffins. It’s totally optional, but a nice touch. You can get coarse sprinkle sugar here.
Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
Three yummy variations on one muffin recipe!
If you love muffins, you might want to check out these muffin recipes as well…
Chocolate Banana Muffins
These poor muffins won’t win any beauty contests,
but they are our absolute favorite!