Best Raspberry Muffins Recipe

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Juicy fresh raspberries, orange zest and fragrant vanilla sugar combine into these awesome Air Fryer Raspberry Muffins. They are quick and easy to put together and great for breakfast, brunch or eating on the go.

Suitable for vegetatrian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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May I introduce you to the easiest Raspberry Muffins you will ever whip up?

These muffins combine our love for sweet, juicy raspberries with our obsession with the Air Fryer.  Along with the fact that we love our muffins for breakfast, brunch, mid-morning snacks, and for packing in school lunch boxes.  Yeap, this recipe has got us all covered.

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It really is the best raspberry muffin recipe out there. And dare I even say it is everything that you need in your life, even if you don’t know it yet?!

eight fresh raspberry muffins on a table with one of them cut in half

Any worry not if you don’t have an air fryer, because I am giving you oven baking directions too. No matter what method you prefer, we ARE making these muffins.  #noexcuses

Why Make This Recipe

  • They are super easy to make. Trust me, you can whip these up in your sleep. Even better, get the kiddos to make them while you sleep.
  • They are make-ahead and very freezable. So a perfect meal prep solution.
  • These are easily customizable and can be made to suit your taste (see the gazillion suggestions below).
  • That golden crunchy top that comes from the vanilla cane sugar might be the only reason you really need!
two muffins on a plate, one cut in half, sitting next to a cup of coffee

Oh yes, these awesome homemade muffins are not only full of the perfect summer flavors but come complete with a beautifully golden crunchy top, courtesy of a liberal sprinkling of fragrant vanilla cane sugar. Guys, don’t skip this step, as this last addition is how you up your muffin game.

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Ingredients Notes

  • Flour – use all-purpose flour.
  • Baking powder – to make these muffins light and fluffy.
  • Sugar – for that perfect touch. of sweetness.
  • Salt – just a pinch of salt makes this recipe turn out perfect.
  • Orange zest – adds a lovely touch of citrus flavor.
  • Milk – feel free to use whole milk, skim milk, or the plant-based milk of your choice.
  • Oil – any light, neutral-flavored oil works.
  • Egg – one large egg, or if you prefer, you can use an egg substitute.
  • Vanilla extract – for that perfect bakery flavor.
  • Raspberries – use fresh raspberries or defrosted frozen berries.
  • Vanilla cane sugar – the secret to creating a delicious crunchy top.
three muffins inside a glass storage container

So, are you ready to make some delicious fresh Raspberry Muffins in your air fryer all summer long? Gather up those ingredients and I will show you….

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How To Make Raspberry Air Fryer Muffins

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below. 

  1. Place a paper muffin liner inside each cup of a muffin tray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, egg, vanilla, and sugar until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined, then gently fold in the raspberries so they don’t break.
  5. Divide the muffin batter into the muffin cups, then top with vanilla cane sugar.
  6. Place in the air fryer basket and bake for 12 -15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the baking tray before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
image collage showing the steps for making air fryer raspberry muffins

How To Make Raspberry Muffins in the Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / fan assisted 170 degrees C / gas mark 5
  2. Place a paper muffin liner inside each cup of a muffin tray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, egg, vanilla and sugar until well combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined, then gently fold in the raspberries so they don’t break.
  6. Divide the muffin batter into the muffin cups, top with vanilla sugar then bake for 17- 22 minutes or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the baking tray before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
six unbaked raspberry muffins inside a muffin tray

Weight Watchers Points

There are 7 Blue PlanSmartPoints in one serving of this.

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Easy Raspberry Muffins

This delicious and easy raspberry muffins recipe will become your new favorite!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (137g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ tablespoons (40ml) vegetable oil
  • cup (50g) sugar
  • cup (90ml) milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (80g) raspberries
  • ½ tablespoon raw vanilla sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

Raspberry Muffins – Air Fryer Method

  • Place a paper muffin liner inside each cup of a muffin tray.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, egg, vanilla and sugar until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined, then gently fold in the raspberries so they don't break.
  • Divide the muffin batter into the muffin cups, then top with vanilla cane sugar.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and bake for 12 -15 minuts or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the baking tray before transferring them a rack to cool completely.

Raspberry Muffins – Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / fan assisted 170 degrees C / gas mark 5
  • Place a paper muffin liner inside each cup of a muffin tray.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, milk, egg, vanilla and sugar until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined, then gently fold in the raspberries so they don't break.
  • Divide the muffin batter into the muffin cups, top with vanilla sugar then bake for 17- 22 minutes or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool slightly in the baking tray before transferring them a rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.2mg

 

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a wonderful recipe and beautiful photos! These raspberry muffins look great for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I truly need to look into getting an air fryer. I think this is a great piece of modern kitchen equipment. Thank you, Bintu, for including oven baking directions too.

  2. 5 stars
    I never thought about making muffins in my air fryer! This is such a fun recipe idea! Can’t wait to have these for breakfast 🙂

  3. Of course, I wouldn’t miss the crumble topping step! It is starting to be raspberry season and I am looking forward to trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing.