Raspberry Corn Muffins

Lily told me that if she had opposable thumbs, she would make these…they’re that good. She said it, promise. My little girlfriend gets to taste test most of what is made in my kitchen. Whether it be bowl-licking or final product taste-testing…she’s in on the magic. Hey, she’s a perfectly healthy weight for a bulldog!

And as for Mr. Prevention…well, he ADORES raspberries. He will spend an obscene amount of money on raspberries because let’s face it, they’re “in season” for a few seconds at some point during the summer…but they’re never really a good deal like strawberries or blackberries. His love for raspberries has rubbed off on me and together, we can rack up quite the raspberry tab.

During my 7 1/2 hour airport adventure delay last week, I had the opportunity to read Food to Live By, written by Myra Goodman. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve owned this book for some time and yet this was the first opportunity I had to open it. My loss.

The book’s author talks about her venture in creating the largest organic produce company in the world, Earthbound Farm. Her story is fascinating and it made me want to leave behind the accommodations of urban/suburban life and head straight to the country. Myra’s recipes nearly all piqued my interest and I look forward to trying out lots of them…and the first one being these muffins!

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Raspberry Corn Muffins slightly adapted from Food to Live By

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 Tbsp butter, melted
3 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare a muffin tin with liners or non-stick spray.

Place flours, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Combine eggs, honey, sugar, buttermilk, melted butter, and applesauce in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine with a rubber spatula. Do not over-mix. Fold in raspberries. Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling almost to the brim.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 14 muffins

Nutrition Information (per muffin): 172 calories; 3.6 g. fat; 31 mg. cholesterol; 254 mg. sodium; 33.3 g. carbohydrate; 2 g. fiber; 3.3 g. protein

Result: These are WONDERFUL! I love cornmeal and together with raspberries and honey…sigh. What a delightful combination. These are the perfect treat for breakfast or an anytime snack. They are quick & easy and use easy, healthy, wholesome ingredients. Enjoy!

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The “worst” of the week (in terms of busy-ness) is over and things ease up from here (though Mr. P’s alarm going off for a 4:30am wake-up call was less than stellar). Tonight my business partner and I are meeting with our biller to complete our Medicare paperwork as sole proprietors, but I want to try and squeeze a workout and risotto dinner in first. That should prove challenging seeing as I need to be back out the door by 6:30pm. I’ll make it happen 😀

Question: What’s your favorite berry??

Busy bee,

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35 Comments

  1. April 7, 2011 / 6:20 am

    Lovely and delicious looking muffins though I’ve never tried this combo before..looks awesome!

  2. April 7, 2011 / 6:50 am

    Looks delicious!

  3. April 7, 2011 / 7:24 am

    Sounds like an awesome read! I love raspberries also. But like you said, they’re never really a good deal. That’s why frozen raspberries are a girl’s best friend. Great muffins!

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:33 am

      🙂 I think so, too!

  4. April 7, 2011 / 7:44 am

    How exciting!!!! SUch a giant step in your business world. Congrats 🙂

    The muffins sound delicious. I have never tried making a sweet cornbread muffin before. It sounds like the perfect combination. I think rspberries are my favorite flavor of candy (as far as berries are concerned), but my actual favorite berry is the blueberry!

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:33 am

      Thanks, Gina! I hope we can get together soon!

  5. April 7, 2011 / 7:44 am

    I have that same recipe book, however have not seen this recipe before! It looks amazing. Favorite berry is blueberries.

  6. April 7, 2011 / 7:58 am

    I just bookmarked this recipe. I love raspberries and blueberries. I think blueberries are my absolute favorite though.

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:33 am

      Mmmm! Hope you enjoy!

  7. April 7, 2011 / 8:13 am

    Strawberries.

  8. April 7, 2011 / 8:15 am

    Argh– yes! I LOVE raspberries, but I hate how expensive they are (and they can mold so quickly!!!). These look like they would be worth the cost though!

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:34 am

      🙂 thank you!

  9. OMG, those look scrumptious! And the doggy in the background looks adorable! My Winston would love to play! Thanks for the comment on The Athlete’s Plate saying you’d like to check out my blog! I figured I’d stop in to check your blog out as well! I love it! Hopefully you’ll read my little slice of life as well… and don’t forget to enter my giveaway (ends tonight!).

    Nice to **meet** you!

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:34 am

      Nice to “meet” you too! Your blog is fabulous!

  10. April 7, 2011 / 9:18 am

    Just in time for my weekend baking! I was going to make corn muffins with extra jam I have on hand, but I think I will now use the frozen berries and extra buttermilk I have.

    Question: I still don’t have ww pastry flour (remember the corn cake incident?). What do you recommend I use for that part, all purpose or regular ww flour?

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 10:35 am

      I think you could go either way, Maybe 1/2 cup ww and 1 cup AP? The cornmeal adds good fiber, so you could do just all AP, too.

  11. April 7, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Good luck with everything today! I am a huge fan of Earthbound Farm products…I buy the spring mix lettuce, arugula and the baby spinach regular. I don’t mind paying a bit more for the organic versions of these….they are so much tastier AND better for you.

  12. April 7, 2011 / 9:58 am

    What an awesome flavor combo! I would’ve never thought to put raspberries and corn muffins together! YUM!

  13. April 7, 2011 / 11:05 am

    The busy part of my week is finally over now too – thank goodness!!

    My favorite berry is the blueberry. I could eat them by the pound in the summer!!

    I had a scone a few months ago that was along the same lines as this recipe – I’ve meant to recreate it at home…thanks for the reminder!

  14. April 7, 2011 / 11:35 am

    That book sounds amazing…as do these muffins! Yum!! I will have to look into getting that book.
    I will have to agree with your hubby, I just love raspberries! But I don’t think I have met a berry I didn’t love!

  15. April 7, 2011 / 11:37 am

    I love blueberry muffins but have never tried raspberries in a muffin – I bet they are fantastic!

    Like Kristen, there isn’t a berry I don’t love!

  16. April 7, 2011 / 11:45 am

    Blueberry corn muffins are probably my all time favorite baked good, so I dont know why I never thought of using raspberries. They are my favorite berry after all. 🙂

    I love that you let Lily taste test. I totally let Lexie lick out my oatmeal bowls.

  17. April 7, 2011 / 11:59 am

    this looks so mouth watering but I was blinded by the beauty behind the muffin “HI LILY”

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 4:14 pm

      Bahahaha 🙂 I was hoping you would check in today for that picture!!!

  18. April 7, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    Those look so good. I also love blueberry corn muffins. Thank goodness Lily doesn’t have opposable thumbs!

  19. April 7, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Thanks for all the kind comments, you always brighten my day 🙂
    I think my favorite berries are blueberries or raspberries, your muffins look delish!

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 7, 2011 / 4:14 pm

      Aww! I love your blog!! Those comments…I mean’em! 🙂

    • Nicole
      Author
      April 8, 2011 / 10:41 am

      Thank you!

  20. April 7, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    It’s hard to pick a favorite berry, they are all so good! I think I’m gonna go with strawberry though, following closely by blueberry 🙂

  21. April 8, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a raspberry muffin! Shocking I know lol These look so nice and fluffy 😀

  22. April 8, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    This muffin looks great! And your pup is adorable! I’d say my favorite berry is blueberry! My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go berry picking and then come home and then to bake with them.. yum!

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