Jumbo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

These bakery-style jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffins are massive in both flavor and size. Bursting with plenty of chocolate and raspberries, their centers are moist and soft while the muffin tops are dense and slightly crunchy. You can use a jumbo muffin pan or a regular 12-count muffin pan. See recipe notes.

jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffins

When beginner bakers ask me what type of recipe to try first, I always recommend muffins. Muffins are relatively easy and you don’t need to wait for them to cool before digging in. Muffins are quick, muffins are simple, muffins are always loved.

I love light, fluffy, cupcake-style muffins and you can find my base recipe for these cakey muffins in this master muffin recipe post. But let’s not limit ourselves. I also enjoy big bakery style muffins with a tight crumb, moist and dense center, and a tall crunchy muffin top. If the latter sounds more up your alley, you will LOVE this recipe and all of the options in my master bakery style muffin recipe post, which I updated as well.


These Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins Are:

  • Bakery style jumbo muffins
  • Soft and moist in the center with big crunchy tops
  • Easy– no mixer required
  • Quick– from mixing bowl to oven in minutes
  • Loaded with chocolate chips & fresh raspberries

 

jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffins

I’ve had this muffin recipe in my archive for several years. Last year, I decided to improve the recipe by adding more flavor and moisture. This includes replacing some oil with extra melted butter, adding sour cream, and replacing some baking powder with baking soda. They’re adapted from my bakery style chocolate chip muffins and you will love the bright bursts of fresh raspberries in each bite!


Overview: Ingredients To Use & Why

  • Flour: We use a lot of flour in this muffin recipe to keep the batter thick and sturdy, as well as to keep the add-ins (chocolate chips, berries) elevated.
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda: A lot of leavener creates a significant rise. I used to use all baking powder, but I recently began adding a touch of baking soda too. In addition to leavening, a little baking soda helps brown the exterior. (The recipe below includes this change!)
  • Vanilla Extract & Salt: Use both for flavor.
  • Eggs: Eggs add moisture and bind everything together.
  • Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt: To keep the muffins extra moist, I began adding a touch of sour cream to this batter and I highly recommend it!
  • Sugar: Use granulated sugar to sweeten these muffins.
  • Oil & Butter: Oil produces a moist, tender muffin. Combine with melted butter for extra fat, moisture, and flavor.
  • Milk: Milk adds plenty of moisture and lightens up the crumb.
  • Coarse Sprinkling Sugar: For crunchy, sparkly muffin tops, I always add a sprinkle of coarse sugar. I like Sugar in the Raw or you can use white sparkling sugar sprinkles, usually found with the sprinkles in the baking aisle.

raspberry chocolate chip muffin batter in a jumbo muffin pan

raspberry chocolate chip muffins in a jumbo muffin pan

How to Make Bakery Style Jumbo Muffins (4 Tips)

  1. Thick muffin batter: Thick batter helps ensure the muffins lift UP rather than spread OUT. It also creates a denser muffin instead of a light and cake-y cupcake style muffin.
  2. Use a jumbo muffin pan: I can’t find a link to the exact jumbo muffin pan I use (it’s about 12 years old), but I swear by USA Pan for other bakeware. A jumbo muffin pan holds 8 ounces of batter. These are big muffins!
  3. Fill the muffin pans to the very top: Since we’re using an initially high oven temperature trick (explained next), it’s imperative to fill the muffin cups to the very top. You can make this recipe as 6 large muffins (shown), 14-15 standard size muffins, or about 40 mini muffins.
  4. Bake at an initially high oven temperature: Bake the muffins for 5 minutes in a very hot oven. Then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the oven temperature. This initial high oven temperature quickly lifts up the muffin top. Once the temperature is lowered, the centers of the muffins bake. I do this in all my muffin recipes.

center of a jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffin

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raspberry chocolate chip muffins in a jumbo muffin pan

Jumbo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 jumbo muffins or 15 standard muffins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These are big bakery style muffins filled with juicy raspberries and plenty of chocolate chips. This recipe is written to yield 6 jumbo muffins. For standard size or mini muffins, see notes at the bottom of the recipe. Baking times differ.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups (375gall-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 3 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (5 Tablespoons; 80g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (200ggranulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (80gsour cream or yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (135g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (170g) fresh or frozen raspberries (do not thaw)
  • optional: coarse sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Generously grease a jumbo 6-count muffin pan with butter or nonstick spray (nonstick spray recommended) or line with muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the melted butter, oil, sugar, and eggs together until combined. Then whisk in the sour cream, milk, and vanilla extract. Mixture will be pale yellow. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until completely combined. Use a whisk to rid any large lumps of flour, if needed. Avoid overmixing. The batter will be thick. Fold in the chocolate chips, then gently fold in the raspberries. (Gentle to help prevent them from bursting/breaking too much.)
  4. Divide batter between each muffin cup, filling all the way to the top. Sprinkle with coarse sugar (for added crunch, recommended!). Bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C) and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden brown and centers are set. Stick a toothpick in the center of a muffin to test for doneness. If it comes out clean, the muffins are done.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan before serving.
  6. Cover leftover muffins and store at room temperature for 5 days or in the refrigerator for 1 week. Muffins freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter.

Notes

  1. Oil: Vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted coconut oil work best in this recipe.
  2. Sour Cream/Yogurt: I recommend full fat sour cream or full fat or low fat plain yogurt. I don’t recommend fat-free for either.
  3. Milk: I like to use buttermilk or whole milk in this recipe because either add wonderful moisture and flavor. You can use any milk, dairy or nondairy, but the lower fat milk you use, the less flavorful and moist your muffins will taste.
  4. Chocolate Chips: I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate chips work as well. You can use chocolate chunks or mini chocolate chips instead.
  5. Frozen Berries: Frozen raspberries tend to bleed their color. Not a bad thing, but the muffins may be pink. If using frozen berries, add a few minutes onto the 2nd bake time (at 350°F (177°C)).
  6. Standard Size Muffins or Mini Muffins: For standard size muffins baked in a 12-count muffin pan, reduce baking time to about 20 total minutes: 5 initial minutes at 425°F and 15 minutes at 350°F. Yields 14-15 standard size muffins. For about 40 mini muffins, bake for 11-13 minutes at 350°F the entire time.
  7. Why is everything at room temperature? All refrigerated items should be at room temperature so the batter mixes together easily and evenly. Read here for more information.
  8. Original Recipe: This recipe was updated in 2020 since its original publish date in 2013. The muffins are now moister and softer. If you’d like the original recipe, follow above but make these changes to the ingredient list: increase baking powder to 4 teaspoons, add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, leave out the baking soda, leave out the butter, increase oil to 1/2 cup (120ml), and leave out the sour cream.

Keywords: raspberry muffins, jumbo muffins, breakfast

center of a jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffin

152 Comments

  1. This recipe is fantastic – it our new family favourite! I ran out of white sugar at the 3/4 c mark (how is that even possible, I know?!) and had to add 1/4 c of brown sugar. Otherwise, I added a bit more than 1/3 c of sour cream because I didn’t want to return a tbsp to the fridge. The flavour and texture of the muffins were spectacular. I made them in a regular sized pan and my family tried to eat them all at once. I practically had to hide them. These will be a regular in our house.

  2. I made this recipe tonight… seriously the best muffins I’ve ever made!! I used a mix of frozen berries (blue, black & cherries) + some freeze dried raspberries and they came out amazing, just like fresh from the bakery!! I got 14 large muffins and had to bake mine for 10 mins longer than the recommended time for 1 dozen. I’m never buying muffins again! Thank you <3

  3. Loved these muffins. I added an extra 1/4 cup of chocolate chips but that’s al I did differently and they came out delicious!!

  4. I wanted to try baking muffins for the first time and I chose your recipe. They came out perfect and delicious!!! Awesome recipe! My family devoured them in no time. Now I can’t stop baking these muffins. Yum!

  5. Brilliant muffins! Made my family say I was an outstanding chef! They’ve forgotten.. !

    Absolutely delicious and I was very liberal with my measuring; used whatever ingredients I had (Eg flour, varied sugar types combined, depending on what I had left) and they were the best muffins!

    Thank you! Staple in our home (and freezer) from now on. These are soooo delicious when fresh out of the oven though! The combination of melting chocolate and raspberries.. ❤️

  6. My 3, 5 and 9 year old kids helped me make these and they were absolutely amazing! Despite the recipe not exactly being followed to a ‘T’ by us, using whatever ingredients and muffin trays we had in the pantry. Such a great recipe, hard to go wrong!

    Thank you Sally!

  7. Absolutely Perfect!
    I used 1/2 Einkorn and 1/2 all purpose
    cut sugar down just a bit and used half monk fruit / half regular sugar
    Definitely a keeper !!!!!!

  8. I love Sally’s recipes! This is my new “go to” website for anything baking. I followed the recipe exactly and used sour cream. These muffins are gorgeous. They look like bakery muffins. Picture perfect. And the smell wafting through the house….divine. I didn’t mix the raspberries in; I layered them in. A little batter, 2-3 raspberries, a little more batter, a few more raspberries, etc. Yummm!

  9. Love the recipe, but I’ve made these twice (once with raspberries and once with chopped strawberries – used less strawberries than recipe called for), and both times there are portions of the muffin around the fruit that are soggy or almost seem underdone (even though everywhere else is perfectly cooked). I let the fruit sit out to try and dry it out before using it but do you have any other tips or tricks? Thanks!

    1. Hi Vickie! Try either blotting the berries with a towel before mixing in the batter (to rid any excess moisture) or tossing them in flour before mixing in the batter. Either of these should help for next time. So glad you enjoy these!

  10. Hello! I was wondering if it would be possible to make a sticky date version of this muffin? I wasn’t sure how to incorporate the dates in without disrupting the texture of the muffin too much. What would you reccommend? I was thinking of making a caramel sauce and piping it into the muffin after it is baked as well! Thank-you 🙂

    1. Trina @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Chloe, We haven’t tested any muffin recipes with dates, but would love to hear what you try! A caramel sauce sounds incredible as well.

  11. I just picked tart cherries the other day. Was wondering how those would do in this muffin. Have you tried cherries? I might just give it a try. I love all your recipes! I have cherry mini galettes in the oven now.

    1. Trina @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Courtney, those should be wonderful in these muffins! Let us know if you give it a try.

  12. Love these muffins! Such an easy recipe to follow, it is my go to for something sweet when I want to bake! I use white chocolate chips instead of milk, so yummy!!

  13. how many calories are in one of these?

    1. Trina @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Vanessa, We don’t usually include nutrition information as it can vary between different brands of the same ingredients. Plus, many recipes have ingredient substitutions or optional ingredients listed. However, there are many handy online calculators where you can plug in and customize your exact ingredients/brands. Readers have found this one especially helpful: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

  14. Is there any way to make savoury using the same recipe say corn and capsicum, or mushroom?

    1. Trina @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Hi Brenda! We haven’t tested a savory version of these muffins. You may love this recipe for savory quick bread (can be made into muffins – see recipe notes) that would go wonderfully with those flavors.

  15. Best muffin recipe I’ve found. Been trying to find a recipe with taste & texture similar to Perkins muffins. This is the closest. Made mine with raspberries and currents from our garden. Delicious!! Today going with fresh blueberries from our garden.

  16. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe! All the recipes I’ve tried in the past resulted in dry and lacklustre muffins. But today I tried your recipe and our muffins were perfect!

  17. Made these with soy milk, non-dairy chocolate chips, and coconut yogurt, and they came out great! I imagine they would be a little bit more moist and fluffy with full fat dairy, but these were pretty great straight out of the oven.

  18. Made these this morning leaving out the chocolate chips. Absolutely delicious!

  19. I’ve made muffins over the years but have really struggled to rate a receipe as amazing and a keeper….. until I came across this one! OMG…. These muffins are SO DELICIOUS! I made these with white chocolate and they were divine! My family have rated these muffins 11 out of 10. I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes! Thank you Sally!

    1. Trina @ Sally's Baking Addiction says:

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Helene!

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