I brought home a box of raspberries from the store the other day. They were the prettiest out of the bunch. Big, plump and organic. I washed them when I got home and when I fed it to Chris, he said… “it’s kind of sour” then he made a face. More of a reason why we don’t eat fruit around here. Sigh… I hate it when that happens. How the heck do you pick out a good box of raspberries? So when that happens, I usually bake with them. It’s the only way I know to salvage them without throwing it out, or make a liqueur out of them.
Aren’t these mini muffins cute? Chocolate and raspberry go so well together. And with them being mini, you can easily pop these in your mouth, it’s dangerous! I had six in one sitting. I know, don’t judge me. You’d probably have six or more too if you made these. Have a great Wednesday!
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup of half and half
- 1/3 cup of canola oil
- 2 teaspoons of raspberry liqueur (vanilla extract is fine too if you don’t have raspberry liqueur)
- 3/4 cup of miniature semisweet chocolate chips + extra to sprinkle on top
- 1 (6 ounce) box of raspberries
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line baking cups in the muffin pan.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk egg, yogurt, half and half, canola oil and raspberry liqueur until blended. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and beat until just moistened. Fold in
Spoon batter into the greased or lined muffin cups and top each cup with a raspberry. Then sprinkle some more chocolate chips on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tester/toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool for 5-7 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring them to the cooling rack.
47 thoughts on “Chocolate Raspberry Mini Muffins”
Your raspberries look great, bummer about the sourness though. Either way, these muffins look AMAZING. There’s no way I could prevent myself from eating a few. Great job, and thanks for sharing!
Oh these are adorable! I love them 🙂
Anne, I would never judge you! : ) These treats look beautiful. I’m so with you about “bad” fruit. I’ve had such a great string of luck with strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, etc. this season but a few weeks ago, I bought a box of blueberries and it was so gritty. It does turn you off and make you reluctant next time around, doesn’t it? (I haven’t bought blueberries since). I’m so glad you salvaged the raspberries. Good job, my friend!
Love the flavors in this recipe. I made homemade raspberry liqueur a while ago too, and love it. Vodka+sour fruit=amazing liquor!
So cute and yummy-looking!
wow these look almost too pretty to eat! Well done, Anne.
These muffins are so cute. Love the perky chocolate chips and those perfect looking raspberries. Sorry they were sour (to echo everyone else’s comments). Glad you could still make something lovely out of them. I usually make berry coulis or frozen popsicles with sour fruit, adding in some honey or granulated sugar. I love the sound of the liqueur though! xx
Love raspberries, and these look delicious!
These mini muffins look so pretty and adorable Anne! I would eat more than I could count too with these beauties:) It’s a hit and miss when I buy raspberries too but so glad you were able to turn these into such gorgeous looking treats:) Chocolate and raspberries make the perfect combination together!:) Enjoy your day Anne:)
I love these! They’re so adorable and you can’t lose on the raspberry-chocolate combination. I love that there’s Greek yogurt in them, too, which I’ll bet makes them so moist. You’re right, too, since they’re small you can eat more!
Yes, these ARE so cute!! I always overdo it on mini desserts since I feel like I can eat more of them 🙂
These muffins look so pretty–I’m sure they’re delicious too!
Anne, you are killing us with these beautiful, mouthwatering, scrumptious desserts.
Yesterday, I bout the ingredients for Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Bars, and I hope I’ll make you proud. If don’t hear about it… it means I didn’t have the beginners luck… 😉
These mini muffins are adorable! What is it about mini baked goods that is so cute?? haha I love chocolate and raspberry – such an awesome combination
Bookmarked! My kids will love these sweet little beauties.
I would love to steal one… but I guess I’ll better make some of my own so I can have more 😉
Yum these look great!
Love the combination fruit and chocolate and I also appreciate you added yogurt. Great recipe!
It’s so disappointing when fruit doesn’t taste as good as it looks – but it sounds like you turned the raspberries into something very good indeed!
It’s interesting, but of all berries, raspberries seem to be the ones that sometimes are sour – I never have that problem with other berries (or most other fruits). But baking solves so many problems! And these muffins look terrific. Good stuff – thanks.
It’s frustrating when berries are so sour. Especially strawberries in Florida. It’s just not sweet. You’ve definitely made some deliciousness out of it 🙂
so adorable! the little chips poking out makes it look a tad like a durian of sorts 😀
Yeah, Anne outed me. I’m a fruit-hater. Well, I don’t “hate” fruit, I just don’t go out of my way to eat it. I know I should, but it was never very appealing to me. I think the high acidity in unripe (and even some ripe) fruit is what turns me off. Now, add some fruit to a sweet treat and you’ve got my attention. The tartness pairs well with the sweet and chocolate goodness in these mini muffins. I may be starting to convert.
Those have got to be the cutest muffins! The girls and I went berry picking 2 days ago. Two of us picked blueberries, while the other two picked raspberries. I guess that’s the best way to know if they’re perfect or not, taste as you pick! You did put them to good use though!
omg…they look beautiful!!
Great idea to use the sour raspberries in this muffins, they look awesome, and yes, chocolate and raspberries are paired together.
Hope you are having a wonderful week Anne 😀
Love how you made the deliberate point to drop them chocolate chips point-side up. So cute!
I love fruit on it’s own-but can’t resist it when it’s turned into something baked. These might be the cutest muffins ever! Pinned!
I never know how to figure out raspberries either…so like you, I tend to just bake with them! These little muffins look so tasty!
These look amazing! I would eat the whole lot for sure 🙂
These are adorable! I usually bake with fruit too if they are too tart or sour. 🙂
I can see how they would be addictive! Too cute, Anne!
Chocolate + raspberries are one of my all-time favorite combinations, and these muffins look SO good. Picture perfect! Amy @ Fearless Homemaker
Gorgeous Anne! And I keep meaning to say, I love the new blog layout. Very pretty 🙂
Eeep! These muffins are just the cutest! And I’m in love with the raspberry / chocolate combo!
Looks incredible! I love the combo of raspberries and chocolate 🙂
Wow – chocolate and raspberries = yumalicious!
This looks so delicious. I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your photos. And really nice job on the new design, I love it.
HOT TIP: the darker raspberries are riper than the lighter ones, and are therefore more sweet. So that might help in future? But hey, if sour raspberries means mini choc and raspberry muffins, maybe keep buying the sour ones? These look great!
You turned a muffin into something so elegant! Love this idea
These are the absolute perfect mini muffins I’ve ever seen…the color and the plumpness! Chocolate and raspberry go so perfectly!
How adorable! Love that you used greek yogurt.
These look so good, Anne! Great job at setting up the photo shoot. The photos look wonderful. 🙂
These are so adorable! I think raspberry and chocolate are really made for each other. Love these mini muffins!
These are so cute! I love baking with berries! Great pairing with chocolate! Delectable.
Raspberry and chocolate is a delicious combination!
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