Light Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Light Lemon Raspberry Muffins

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These light and moist Lemon and Raspberry Muffins are delicious little sweet treat to enjoy for breakfast or afternoon tea, and they also make a great low-sugar lunchbox treat for kids!

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Don’t you love those recipe that are so quick and easy to make yet do not compromise on taste? These Sour Cream Muffins with Raspberries and Lemon is one of those recipe… Ready to be eaten in less than 30 minutes, they probably won’t last long once they come out of the oven!

Lemon Raspberry Muffins with Sour Cream

These Muffins are so easy and quick to make, and they are made with simple ingredients you will probably already have in your fridge and pantry. There are three categories of ingredients for this recipe:

Muffins Dry Ingredients:

  • Plain Flour
  • Caster Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda

Muffins Wet Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt)
  • Lemon Juice & Zest
  • Canola Oil (or your preferred vegetable oil)

The Fruits:

  • Raspberries, fresh or frozen
Close up on Lemon Raspberry Muffins

How to make this Raspberry Muffins Recipe with Lemon and Sour Cream

These Lemon Muffins with Raspberries are so easy to make and will be ready for the oven in 10 minutes max. You don’t need any equipment or machine here, just a couple of mixing bowls and a whisk!

To make these Raspberry Lemon Muffins:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl: Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Baking Soda
  2. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: Eggs, Sour Cream, Canola Oil, Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest
  3. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. When you get a light batter, gently fold in the raspberries – trying not to break them in the batter
  5. Pour a little bit of batter in each muffin pan and bake for 15 minutes
  6. Leave to cool down before eating.
Muffins in the Pan

Questions about this Raspberry and Lemon Muffins Recipe:

Can you use frozen Raspberries to make muffins?

You can absolutely use frozen raspberries for this recipe. I would only recommend to take them out of the freezer about 30 minutes before starting to make the muffins so they have time to get to room temperature before you fold them in the muffin batter.

How long will these muffins keep?

These muffins will keep at room temperature for up to three days. It is recommended to store them in an air-tight container, surrounded by paper towels to absorb any humidity or moisture that could come out of the muffins.

Can you freeze Raspberry Muffins with lemon?

Just like for my Lemon and Blueberry Muffins, one of the best thing about this recipe is that they will easily freeze! To do so, let them cool down completely after baking, then wrap them individually in plastic and/or aluminium foil. A good way to avoid freeze burns is to also place them in freezing bag. When ready to enjoy, leave at room temperature overnight, place for a minute or so in the microwave or place back in the oven for 5 minutes at 180’C/350’F.

Lemon Muffin with fresh raspberries cut in half

More sweet snack ideas:

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Caramel Slices

Apple & Raspberry Oat Slice
from Goodie Goodie Lunchbox

Peach Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins
from It’s Not Complicated Recipes

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Lemon Raspberry Muffins Recipe

A few Raspberry Lemon Muffins
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Lemon Raspberry Muffins

These Lemon Raspberry Muffins are delicious sweet treats to enjoy for breakfast or afternoon tea, and they also make a great low-sugar kids lunchbox treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: afternoon tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: A Baking Journey


  • 1 2/3 cup (250gr) Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup (40gr) Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teasp. Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup (90ml) Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 Lemon, Juice and Zest , (about 60 ml – 1/4 cup of juice)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Canola Oil
  • 1 cup (100gr) Raspberries, fresh or Frozen


  • Preheat your oven on 180'C/350'F. Line a Muffin tray with muffin paper cups.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: Plain Flour, Caster Sugar, Baking Powder and Baking Soda.
  • In a seperate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: Eggs, Sour Cream, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest and Canola Oil.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the wet ingredients while whisking. Stir until combined.
  • Genlty fold in the Raspberries (see note 1 if using frozen raspberries), then pour the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tip of a knife comes out clean. Leave to cool down before eating.
  • Keep in an air-tight container for up to 3 days, or freeze individually for up to 2 months.


  1. If using frozen raspberries, take them out of the freezer about 30 minutes before making the recipe so that they are not completely frozen when folded in the batter. If added directly into the batter from the freezer, they will start freezing the batter around them, making it hard to homogeneously fold them in.
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