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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Raspberry Streusel Muffins - Pink Saturday

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I was rummaging through the freezer today. Actually, it was a search with purpose. I came across a recipe I want to try for Valentine's Day and had to make sure I had enough raspberries for both a test and final run. As it happened, I had more than enough for both. I pulled out an extra pint of berries and decided to use them to make muffins for a coffee I had to attend later in the day. This recipe has never disappointed me. Unfortunately, I don't know who originally develop it. I can't claim ownership and there are variations of it all over the internet. So, I'm working on the assumption that the recipe is now in the public domain and we can use it without attribution. If I'm wrong, let me know and I'll put your name in lights. These are biscuit-type muffins and despite a 3 step procedure they are easy to make. While they're more expensive than most breakfast muffins they are worth every penny they cost. If you are not a fan of raspberries and pecans, name your poison. I often use blackberries and hazelnuts as substitutes. As with any biscuit-type batter, mix only until ingredients are moistened and combined and be sure to use only colored portions of the zest. The white pith will make the muffins so bitter that no amount of sugar can sweeten them. I like to serve these warm, but they will keep for 24 hours and can be reheated. Here's the recipe for this special morning treat.

Raspberry Streusel Muffins
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup fresh or frozen, un-thawed raspberries
Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup golden or light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablesspoons melted butter
1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2) Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Set aside.
3) Place milk, butter, egg, vanilla extract and orange zest in another bowl. Mix well.
4) Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and stir just until blended.
5) Place 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup. Divide raspberries into two equal piles. Use half the berries to top batter in muffin cups. Top with remaining batter, then with remaining berries.
6) Combine pecans, sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter and orange zest in a small bowl, Mix ingredients until mixture resembles moist crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over top of muffins.
8) Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Remove from pan.
9) Mix sugar and orange juice in a small bowl. Drizzle over warm muffins with a spoon. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.

This post is being linked to:
Pink Saturday, sponsored by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound


Lynda said...

These look so tempting, Mary....I've been wanting to find a good raspberry muffin recipe, so I've bookmarked this one! Thanks!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Hullo Mary,this is perfect for me for a saturday morn or sunday brunch.....

Mary said...

Those look amazing!

zurin said...

I love muffins wth streuel...these look delicious Mary!

QIS said...

I love muffins with a streusel topping! wish that I can have some :)

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mary.
Enjoy the weekend.

Martha said...

These look really good -- but I love raspberry anything!

Hootin' Anni said...

Now, this one is a keeper for me. Raspberries....muffins....awwwwww, life is perfect.

Have a glorious weekend Mary.

Pom Pom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your such a smart chef. I think I'll buy some raspberries, store them in my freezer, and pop them out to make a pretty pink treat like this!

Velva said...

This is a delightful muffin for Pink Saturday. The streusel topping just brings this muffin up another notch.

My Little Space said...

These are soo scrumptious! Btw, are you feeling better now? I thought you supposed to take more rest under the therapy!

George Gaston said...

Mary, another awesome muffin! I wish you had a bakery right around the corner, because I would be there daily for your incredible breads, muffins and pastries. This recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness with the tart raspberries. Many many thanks...

Barbara said...

Very Valentiney looking! And I love that streusel topping. Going to use some fresh raspberries I have in the fridge... and because I made some cranberry bread the other day, I already have some oranges.
Guess I'm having these for lunch!

dana said...

You are SUCH a treat to visit! This recipe looks and sounds amazing. I think I am going to have to devote an entire folder for Mary Recipes....I've copied so many of them! I do believe I will make this for my husb. for Val. Day. He loves raspberries!

I hope your shoulder is did you get a "frozen shoulder"? Was it the result of surgery or injury?

I do appreciate you continuing to share your wonderful blog with us while dealing with your pain. Have a great Pink Sat!!! Dana

From the Kitchen said...

Mary: Thank you for finding me. In so doing, I have found you. Look forward to perusing your blog while I'm escaping the bitter chill here on the "frozen tundra"!!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks and sounds so tempting! love the topping!

Pondside said...

What a lovely site! I saw the Lemon Poppy Seed Tea Bread and I was hooked. Thank you for your visit and your comment - I'll be back!

Bridgett said...

My husband would love these with the raspberries as they are his favorite. Perfect for our Sunday morning breakfast!

Keetha Broyles said...

Mary, thank you soooo much for your visit to my blog today. I wonder how you found me?

WOW - - - I'm in the "big leagues" visiting you, you have MORE than 500 followers!

Since you are a blogger, you KNOW how much your words "I enjoyed your blog very much and will be back often" meant to me! Thank you!

Cathy said...

What a yummy muffin, Mary. I'm completely won over by the scrumptious streusel topping. And the bit of orange glaze is perfect.

Mary said...

Keetha I did a search that brought me to your site. I'm so glad it did. I'm delighted you returned my visit and I do hope you will visit often. I treasure all my friends. Blessings...Mary

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Hi Mary! I'm so behind in blogging, that I've got a lot of reading to do. LOVE this recipe a LOT. I printed it, and I'm sure it'll be on my breakfast table very soon. When is your cookbook being published? I want a copy!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink Saturday is such a fun time of the week for me in the wintertime. Michigan winters are not only cold, they are very gray and today is no exception to the rule.

Thank you so much for sharing your blog this Pink Saturday and for making my day brighter and pinker and more fun!☺

You are SO bad! You are going to make me bake those, aren't you☺

♥Wishing you sunshine surrounded by those you love today, tomorrow and always♥

Light and Voices said...

Oh my goodness.....this recipe looks delicious. Is it okay if I save this recipe to a file? I love raspberries.
Joyce M

Claudia said...

I will tyr anything with a raspberry in it. Perfect for pink Saturday, pretty and light. That would look grand on a Valentine breakfast platter.

Debbie said...

The look so delicious and moist and are perfect with some hot coffee!

Chef Aimee said...

Oh these are divine, especially with all of that refreshing orange zest! I can imagine how delicious these are and how much "pop" there is in the raspberries flavoring it all!

Mary said...

Joyce, of course it's OK. Your photo for Pink Saturday is gorgeous, by the way.

Katy ~ said...

Dagnabit, I started to buy oranges and decided against it. I want these gorgeous muffins on my table (and in my tummy!). Divine.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

I love streusel toppings on muffins! these look great!

Debinhawaii said...

Gorgeous muffins--streusel topping is the best.

Coleen's Recipes said...

WOW, that is a beautiful muffin!! I just happen to have frozen raspberries so this may just be on the morning menu, thank you for sharing.

Lori said...

Rasberry anything for me is delicious. I bet these muffins are heavenly.

someplace in thyme said...

Once again, my mouth waters!! Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Jennifer said...

Those look so so Yummy! I love Raspberries! I am going to have to try and make them. Thank you for sharing these with everyone!Thank you for sharing your Yummy Pinks!

Have A Great Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Livin' With Hoosiers

CC said...

Happy Pink Saturday..these muffins look so good..they would be perfect for any breakfast or brunch. Happy Pinks..have a wonderful week.

DailyChef said...

Amazing! Looks like the perfect thing to bake for Valentine's Day :)

Elisa, Croatia said...

I made some home made pancakes and added cranberries with a dash of cinammon. But these muffins look yummierm thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sean said...

You should know that this site is using your image, possibly without your permission. They appropriated one of mine as well (and have since taken it down). Since they derive revenue from ads on their site, I thought you should know that someone is making money on your work.

Mary said...

Thanks, Sean. I never would have caught it. Blessings...Mary

Beverly said...

Mary, the word for these must be "yum"! And, I love raspberries.

Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you are feeling better. I've been thinking of you.

Rara said...

Thanks to you and this recipe, I love muffin more than before. Brilliant! :)

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