Berry Lemon Muffins.

I am loving that with school done, I am having some more time to bake and cook. I wanted to make something yummy and I decided I wanted to make something for my co-workers at the University of Utah Library. Just to thank them for being awesome and being so flexible with me while I was in school. They were always so great :) and worked with me and around my schedule. I found this recipe which actually just called for raspberries but I decided to add all kinds of berries :) the more the merrier right?

Ingredients
Servings: 14 large or 56 miniature muffins
1 1/8 cups sugar, divided
4 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel (from two large lemons)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 1/2-pint containers (about) fresh raspberries (I added raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, you get the idea!)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 14 standard muffin cups (or 56 minis) with paper liners. Mash 1/8 cup sugar and lemon peel in small bowl until sugar is slightly moist. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat remaining 1 cup sugar and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg. Beat in buttermilk, then vanilla and lemon sugar. Beat in flour mixture.
Divide batter among muffin cups (the 2/3-3/4 level worked well for minis). Top each large muffin with 4 raspberries (or mini muffins with one each). Bake muffins until lightly browned on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes (baking time was on the shy side of 20 minutes for mini muffins).
 Enjoy! :)

42 comments

  1. Ohmygosh...these look amazing! So gonna try them. :) Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo

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  2. Geeze louise those look delicious... I am going to try this this summer (: Thanks for posting the recipe...

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  3. Those look soooo delicious, I am going to have to try them out as well :)

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  4. Those look delicious!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Oh my gosh I can't wait to go home and eat real food!! These look delicious!

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  6. yummy! these look so good. I love muffins. I'll have to try making these

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  7. my mouth is watering...they look so good!

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  8. Those look delish! Congrats on Graduation!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

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  9. Look so yummy!!!
    ps you are gorgeous!

    Joni
    www.thelittlebeachs.blogspot.com

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  10. These look Delish!!
    btw, Thanks for stopping by my 365!

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  11. They loook so cute and delicious definetely gonna try this recipe!!!
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  12. my mouth is watering. they look oh so good!

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  13. Thanks for your cute comment and follow! Check out what I wear every Wednesday! Your blog is on my weekly list toO!
    xoxo

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  14. they look delicious!! where in alberta where you born? are you related to any other leavitts down here? I was raised in Raymond and recently moved to Cardston. I know a bunch of leavitts in Raymond and Cardston!

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  15. looks so yummy. All I have here is my left over easter candy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You definitely need to go to New York!

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  16. Oh those look amazing! I really need to get into cooking more haha. But yes, isn't it great to skype with siblings on their missions? LOVE IT! Hope all is well! And no problem on being lame with Learn Something haha...graduation and finals is so hectic!

    Ashley Sloan

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  17. those look DELICIOUS. i mean, if you are feeling generous you could send me some :)

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  18. oh my yummy. I have to make these. mmmmmmm. I wish I had already!!

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  19. MMMMMmm Those loook sooo good :D
    I am so making some!!

    Im following you now :D

    http://anhourafteryesterday.blogspot.com

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  20. These look SO good! And they're really pretty too! Perfect for spring and summer :)

    Thanks for following my blog! I am enjoying yours and am a new follower :)

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  21. These looks sooooo delicious!

    And thanks for stopping by mizdragonfly.blogspot.com :)

    K.

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  22. I'm going to have to try those, they look absolutely delish!

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  23. These really do look delicious!!! I may have to try them.

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  24. Those look absolutely delicious!

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  25. ok, yum!! I'm currently living out of a suitcase and cannot WAIT till june when I get my furniture back (along with baking tins!). I will be a mad baker to make up for missed time, and I just might have to try this recipe out! xx

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  26. Ok, I'll be making these this weekend! yummy!!!

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  27. Oh my, these look delicious! I have to try this recipe on my next free weekend!!

    xo,
    Stephanie (Big Mario)

    PS - Thanks for stopping by Big Mario today. :)

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  28. these look so yummy!! can't wait to try this recipe :)

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  29. Those muffins look INCREDIBLE. Wow, I'm officially hungry.

    Fashionable Collections

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  30. These are the prettiest muffins, ever!! I could eat about 10 right now =)

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  31. These look so delicious! Definitely going to have to try them :)

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  32. Yummi! Thanks for the comment on my blog, yours is so pretty! :)

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  33. Oh my gosh, these look absolutely incredible! I'm definitely going to have to try this!

    H.

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  34. Definitely going to try this recipe!

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