Love raspberry muffins? Then bake a batch of these Healthy Raspberry Yogurt Muffins. They’re super easy to make!
This raspberry muffin recipe is courtesy of my friend, David Grotto. It's from his book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life.
He sent his recipe for these yummy healthy yogurt muffins to me to check out along with his terrifically informative book.
He told me that these raspberry muffins can help people with a variety of health issues. That’s because raspberries are good if you’re having problems with cold hands and feet, constipation, or fatigue.
Dave says that yogurt can help with acne, depression, infertility and osteoporosis.
He also told me that the yogurt in this yogurt muffins recipe is good for a variety of digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, or halitosis.
Even if you don’t have any of these health problems, I just know that yogurt and raspberries make for delicious raspberry muffins that you can enjoy for a snack or even dessert!
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 easy raspberry muffins
Use raspberry yogurt: Using raspberry yogurt doubles the raspberry flavor and a wonderful texture to these easy-to-make healthy raspberry yogurt muffins.
Fresh or frozen raspberries? No need to thaw the raspberries for this super healthy muffin recipe. Just add the frozen raspberries straight from the freezer and mix them into the batter.
Easier baking and cleanup: If you use a cupcake or muffin baking pan, don’t forget to use cupcake liners for easier removal and cleanup!
Prettier muffins: If you wish, you can top the muffins with a little sprinkle of decorative sugar before baking for added sparkle just like they do at the bakery.
Using decorative sugar does add some extra calories, but I think it’s worth it.
This Mama’s tips on making a healthy raspberry muffins recipe
Baked this way, these Raspberry Yogurt Muffins made with would make a healthy gluten free snack!
Check out my Best Gluten Free Products List to find more terrific gluten free baking products!
Lower the calories: To lower calories and fat, try a no-fat, low sugar raspberry yogurt.
Another option would be using a no-fat raspberry Greek yogurt, which will give the yogurt muffins a slightly tart taste.
Increase the protein: 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.
Baking time: Substituting ingredients and adding more or less ingredients will change baking times. So does inaccurately measuring ingredients or having an old oven that’s not properly heating.
Looking for more muffin recipes? Then check these out!
Healthy Raspberry Yogurt Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (6 ounce) carton 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 used with permission.
Originally published April 22, 2010. Updated with new info and pictures.