Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins With Streusel: Taste the Magic!

I love picking fresh juicy raspberries in the summertime. So, of course I’m always looking for ways to use them up throughout the year. I combined them with sour cream for moisture and a coffee cake like streusel crumb topping and voila, these raspberry sour cream muffins were created!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These amazing raspberry sour cream muffins are easy to make, and completely delicious! I use sour cream to add incredible moisture, just like in my box cake hacks and boy does it make a difference.

That’s why it’s such a popular choice to add to baked goods, but don’t worry, you won’t even be able to taste it. The sweet and tart flavors of raspberries shine through beautifully! You can use fresh or frozen raspberries, making this recipe perfect year round.

cut in half raspberry sour cream muffin

I love making mine in the air fryer, mainly because it’s faster and doesn’t heat up the house in the heat of the summer. However, they’re equally delicious if you did want to use a traditional oven, so I’ll include directions for both (but I highly recommend giving the air fryer a try!)

Ingredients for Homemade Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins

ingredients to make raspberry sour cream muffins
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • Β½ tsp baking powder
  • Β½ tsp baking soda
  • Β½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Β½ cup granulated sugar
  • Β½ cup sour cream
  • β…“ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

For the Streusel Crumb Topping

  • ΒΌ cup all purpose flour
  • ΒΌ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use an equivalent amount of boxed yellow cake mix in place of the all purpose flour and leavening agentsΒ 
  • Sour cream may be substituted by Greek yogurt (and I highly recommend using raspberry flavor if you go that route)
  • You can use other oils like canola or vegetable in place of the olive oil
  • Feel free to swap the vanilla extract for almond, lemon or raspberry
  • This recipe also works well with blueberries instead of or in combination with the raspberries
  • For a citrusy variation, add 1 Tbsp of lemon zest to your batter, or for extra berry flavor, core your muffins and add raspberry jam inside!

Step-by-Step Preparation Guide

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, sugar, sour cream, oil, and vanilla, and stir until well mixed
mix egg, sugar, sour cream, oil, and vanilla in a bowl
  1. Add 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring until just blended (do not overmix)
add baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the batter
  1. Fold in the raspberries
fold raspberries into the batter
  1. In a small bowl, make the crumb topping by mixing the softened butter, brown sugar, and the remaining Β½ cup flour, until the mixture is crumbly
mix ingredients to make streusel crumb mixture
  1. Fold the sliced almonds into the streusel mixture
fold almonds into the topping mixture
  1. Pour the muffin batter into a greased or lined muffin pan, or into individual silicone muffin cups, filling about β…” full
pour raspberry sour cream batter into tins
  1. Top each muffin with crumb streusel topping
add streusel topping over batter

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375Β°F
  2. Cook the muffins for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  3. Cool for 5-10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely
let raspberry muffins cool on a wire rack

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 325Β°F
  2. Cook on the air fry setting for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
place raspberry muffins in air fryer basket
  1. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing the muffin liner
overhead view of raspberry sour cream muffins on a plate and wire rack

What to Serve With Raspberry Streusel Muffins

For Breakfast

  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Quiche
  • Smoothies

Try my Steak and Spinach Air Fryer Crustless Quiche or some crispy Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer.

For a Meal

  • Tomato soup
  • Green salad
  • Roast beef with horseradish sauce
  • Tomato basil pasta
  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Turkey sandwich

Serve with a bowl of my Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup, or fun sandwiches like Air Fryer Turkey Sliders, Air Fried PB&J, or an Air Fryer Monte Cristo!

Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Butter
  • Vanilla icing
  • Lemon icing
  • Berry sauce

Drinks

  • Hot tea
  • Coffee
  • Raspberry cocktails

My Raspberry Vodka Lemonade is the perfect complement!

Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Frozen Raspberries For Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins?

Yes, you can absolutely use frozen raspberries for raspberry sour cream muffins. They may take a minute or two longer to cook if you put them in frozen.

Alternatively, you can defrost them ahead of time and use them the same way as fresh!

Can I Make These Muffins With Other Types of Berries?

Yes, you can make these muffins with other types of berries. Blueberries are another great choice.

You could also try blackberries, or cut up strawberries or peaches into chunks.

Can I Use Low Fat Sour Cream For This Recipe?

Yes, you can use low fat sour cream for this recipe.

You can also substitute Greek yogurt instead if desired.

Can I Add Chocolate Chips to the Muffin Batter?

Yes, you can add chocolate chips to the muffin batter. I recommend semi sweet or dark to pair well with the raspberry flavor. However, milk and white chocolate will also work fine.

Use between ΒΌ-Β½ cup depending how chocolatey you’d like them to be.

How Do I Prevent the Raspberries From Sinking in the Muffins?

To prevent the raspberries from sinking in the muffins, the best thing you can do is add 1-2 Tbsp of batter to each muffin cup before mixing the berries into the remaining batter. Then, add on top of the plain batter already in the cups.

This will create a buffer that prevents the berries from sinking to the bottom.

Can I Make Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins Gluten Free?

Yes, you can make raspberry sour cream muffins gluten free. Just swap the all purpose flour for a gluten free option. Note that the consistency will be slightly denser.

The best choices for flavor in these muffins are almond flour, with walnut, pecan, and macadamia being other good options.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • If you are baking these muffins in the air fryer, pat down on the crumb topping to adhere it to the batter before air frying. This will prevent it from flying around in the air fryer
  • This recipe makes one dozen raspberry streusel muffins. You can double or halve the recipe if desired. If you halve, fill any empty muffin cups in your pan halfway full with water before baking
light and fluffy raspberry sour cream muffins on a plate

Storage and Heating Tips

  • Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer term storage, wrap and freeze raspberry crumb muffins for up to 3 months
  • To heat your raspberry sour cream muffin for eating, air fry for 3 minutes at 325Β°F, microwave for 30 seconds on high, or bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 350Β°F

More Amazing Muffin Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

These raspberry sour cream muffins topped with a streusel crumb topping are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even as a snack! They pair great with a cup of coffee like a mini raspberry coffee cake.

Whether you choose to bake them in the air fryer or oven, you’ll be able to whip up a batch in 30 minutes or less. They store well, for an easy grab and go option to enjoy throughout the week, or freeze them for later!

This easy recipe is sweet, tart, moist, and most of all, delicious! Plus, you can enjoy these homemade raspberry muffins any time of year, thanks to the ability to use fresh or frozen raspberries.

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Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins With Streusel Topping

These raspberry sour cream muffins with a streusel crumb topping are perfect for breakfast or dessert. They’re moist, sweet, tart, and bake easily in your air fryer or oven!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 12
Calories 198 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
Β Β 

For the Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • Β½ Tsp baking powder
  • Β½ Tsp baking soda
  • Β½ Tsp salt
  • 1 Large egg
  • Β½ Cup granulated sugar
  • Β½ Cup sour cream
  • β…“ Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

For the Streusel Crumb Topping

  • ΒΌ Cup all purpose flour
  • ΒΌ Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds (optional)

Instructions
Β 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, sugar, sour cream, oil, and vanilla, and stir until well mixed
    1 Large egg, Β½ Cup granulated sugar, Β½ Cup sour cream, β…“ Cup olive oil, 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Add 1 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring until just blended (do not overmix)
    1 Cup all purpose flour, Β½ Tsp baking powder, Β½ Tsp baking soda, Β½ Tsp salt
  • Fold in the raspberries
    1 Cup raspberries
  • In a small bowl, make the crumb topping by mixing the softened butter, brown sugar, and the remaining Β½ cup flour, until the mixture is crumbly
    ΒΌ Cup all purpose flour, 2 Tbsp salted butter, ΒΌ Cup brown sugar
  • Fold the sliced almonds into the streusel mixture
    2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • Pour the muffin batter into a greased or lined muffin pan, or into individual silicone muffin cups, filling about β…” full
  • Top each muffin with crumb streusel topping (I used about 1 Tbsp per muffin)

Oven Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375Β°F
  • Cook the muffins for about 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely

Air Fryer Directions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 325Β°F
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before removing the muffin liner

Notes

  • You can use an equivalent amount of boxed yellow cake mix in place of the all purpose flour and leavening agents
  • Sour cream may be substituted by Greek yogurt (and I highly recommend using raspberry flavor if you go that route)
  • You can use other oils like canola or vegetable in place of the olive oil
  • Feel free to swap the vanilla extract for almond, lemon or raspberry
  • This recipe also works well with blueberries instead of or in combination with the raspberries
  • For a citrusy variation, add 1 Tbsp of lemon zest to your batter, or for extra berry flavor, core your muffins and add raspberry jam inside!
  • If you are baking these muffins in the air fryer, pat down on the crumb topping to adhere it to the batter before air frying. This will prevent it from flying around in the air fryer
  • This recipe makes one dozen raspberry streusel muffins. You can double or halve the recipe if desired. If you halve, fill any empty muffin cups in your pan halfway full with water before baking
  • Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer term storage, wrap and freeze raspberry crumb muffins for up to 3 months
  • To heat your raspberry sour cream muffin for eating, air fry for 3 minutes at 325Β°F, microwave for 30 seconds on high, or bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 350Β°F
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any toppings added, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 60gCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2.5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 82.5IUVitamin C: 2.8mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.8mg
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