STREUSEL = Yumminess. And raspberry streusel muffins that are soft and sweet and have bursts of raspberry fruit? Just the thing for breakfast happiness.
I love me some muffins for breakfast in the morning. Or as a mid-afternoon snack. Especially when those muffins are topped with a sweet, snowy streusel. I mean, who doesn’t love streusel? Even just the word itself is delicious to say. STREUSEL. Yumminess. And streusel on a super soft muffin studded with bright bursts of sweet-tart raspberries – oh my. These raspberry streusel muffins are just the thing for breakfast happiness.
When I was a kid in Omaha, Nebraska, our wonderful neighbor, Kim, brought us a care package with muffins from a little restaurant called the Garden Cafe. I don’t know why I remember this so distinctly other than 1. I really love Kim, and 2. the raspberry streusel muffins in that care package apparently had a pretty big impact on me. But here I am, at least a couple of decades later, remembering those muffins in that care package, that’s how good they were.
So I have two tips for this recipe. First, you are going to think that there is too much streusel to muffin ratio when you are filling your muffin tins, but oh no, just keep piling it on until you have used it all up. The muffins will dome up and the streusel will cover the top of the dome perfectly. It’s pretty much a heaping tablespoon of streusel to muffin ratio that really does the trick.
And second, another trick I have learned is to pick up handfuls of streusel mixture once you have combined the flour, sugar and butter and squeeze it tight in your fist so that it clumps together a bit. The streusel is very dry and the squeezing pressure creates joyous little streusel crumbles instead of just a sandy streusel. It’s a more interesting texture and adds to the raspberry streusel muffin deliciousness.
And speaking of deliciousness, I think I might just go and have me another little muffin right now…
Like what you see here? Be sure to sign up to join my mailing list so you don't miss out on more recipes like this one!