Even people who dash off most mornings without breakfast will sit with family during the holidays to linger over a warm muffin and a steaming cup of coffee. These delicious raspberry muffins are quick to make, leaving ample time to savor these special moments.


Credit: Dana Gallagher

Recipe Summary

Makes 1 dozen


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter muffin pan. Place vanilla pod and seeds in a small saucepan with butter, and place over low heat until melted. Remove pan from heat, and let the mixture cool. Discard vanilla pod.

  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and salt into a bowl large enough to accommodate the ingredients, with ample room for mixing. Whisk together.

  • Add the butter mixture and eggs to the dry mixture; pour in the buttermilk. Stir the mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon just until combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy.

  • Add the berries. (If you prefer, substitute 2 cups of another fruit, such as peeled and chopped apples or pears.) Stir with a spatula just until combined, being careful not to overmix.

  • Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling cups completely. Using 2 cups crumb topping, sprinkle muffins generously; press gently to adhere. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.