Are you looking for a healthy muffin recipe for breakfast? This Raspberry Yogurt Muffins recipe comes from my friend, Dave Grotto’s 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and the Washington Red Raspberry Commission.
He sent me his book to review and he writes in it that this yogurt muffin recipe helps people with a variety of health issues. He recommends raspberries if you are having problems with cold hands and feet, constipation, or fatigue. He also says that yogurt is good for a variety of digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, halitosis, or IBS. Dave says that yogurt can also help with acne, depression, infertility and osteoporosis, too.
Even if you don’t have any of these health problems, yogurt and raspberries make for a delicious raspberry muffin recipe that you can enjoy for breakfast, a snack or even dessert!
Check out Dave’s book 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, for more healthy recipes including guilt free desserts! You should also check out his book The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great for more healthy recipes and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
Baking up some healthy Raspberry Yogurt Muffins
Using raspberry yogurt gives double the raspberry flavor and a wonderful texture to these easy-to-make Raspberry Yogurt Muffins. No need to thaw the raspberries – just add the frozen raspberries straight from the freezer and mix them into the batter.
If you prefer giant muffins, use a jumbo muffin pan and jumbo muffin cup liners make half a dozen. (I like the jumbo muffin baking pan Wilton makes.) If you use a cupcake or muffin baking pan, don’t forget to use cupcake liners for easier removal and cleanup!
If you wish, you top the muffins with a little sprinkle of decorative sugar before baking for added sparkle just like they do at the bakery. I love Bob's Red Mill Decorative Sugar and sometimes combine it with colored sugar for a fun look in my baking!
This Mama’s tips on making easy and healthy yogurt muffins
- If you’re looking for a gluten free muffin recipe, substitute the wheat flour with an all purpose gluten free baking mix. Baked this way, Raspberry Yogurt Muffins made with would make a healthy gluten free snack!
- Substitute stevia or monk fruit for the sugar to reduce calories.
- To lower calories and fat, try a no-fat raspberry yogurt. Another option would be using a no-fat raspberry Greek yogurt, which would give the muffins a slightly tart taste. Greek yogurt is higher in calories than yogurt, but it’s also higher in protein. That’s a win-win in my book!
- Thick Greek yogurt (plain or flavored) will also make a nice spread for the muffins and a lower fat alternative to butter.
- If you’re dairy free, try a coconut milk or soy milk yogurt.
Easy & Healthy Raspberry Yogurt Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 carton (6 ounces) raspberry yogurt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup raspberries
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray, grease or put paper liners in 12 (2 3/4 inch) muffin cups.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl, beat together yogurt, oil and egg.
- Stir yogurt mixture and raspberries into dry mixture until almost blended.
- Add raspberries and stir until batter is just blended. Do not over mix.
- Spoon into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake until nicely browned, about 20 minutes.
- Serving size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 160
- Total Fat: 6.76g
- Saturated fat: 0.82g
- Sodium: 185mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 0.76g
- Protein: 3.2g
- Cholesterol: 18mg
Recipe and picture used with permission.
Originally published April 22, 2010. Updated with new pictures.