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.
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
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.
How to Make Bakery Style Jumbo Muffins (4 Tips)
- 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.
- 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! You can use this pan for jumbo blueberry muffins, too.
- 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.
- 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.
Jumbo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 jumbo muffins or 15 standard muffins 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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.
- 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
- 3 teaspoons baking 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 (200g) granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup (80g) sour 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
- 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.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes in pan before serving.
- 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.
- Oil: Vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted coconut oil work best in this recipe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Reader Questions and Reviews
Absolutely loved this recipe! This is definitely my new favorite muffin. This will be on heavy rotation in my house.
Hi I’m just wondering if I can use whole wheat all purpose flour in the recipe for raspberry chocolate muffins?Thanks.
Hi Christina, whole what flour will yield dense and dry muffins, we don’t recommend it. You could try replacing half the flour to see how it goes.
Love these muffins. Even better than the bought cafe ones!!
I made veganized this recipe to accommodate allergies in my family and they turned out great! I just subbed non-dairy alternatives for each dairy product (non-dairy butter, oat milk, coconut yoghurt and a 2 batches of flax egg). Moist and delicious!
I’ve made different fruit versions of this recipe since i started my mission to make the perfect jumbo breakfast muffin. I’m a better cook than a baker. I’ve gone through quite a few recipes, and they were all great. Really, at some point, it’s just a matter of personal taste. For us, this recipe really is perfect. I don’t need to look any further. It’s not a sweet muffin, so the flavor of the fruit really shines. The second time I made them, I added a bit of cardamom, and that made them perfect +. It just enhanced the flavors that were already there.
Hi Sally! I am out of sour cream and yogurt. Is there a substitute I can use, such as cream cheese?
Hi Pam, cream cheese will be too thick. You’ll really want sour cream or yogurt for these muffins!
Could you please tell me how many calories, per muffin Regards Debbie
Hi Debbie, 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://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
A perfect recipe ! I made these for Mother’s Day and they were amazing. Cooked through perfectly, delicious, and wonderful texture. Thank you!
Can you use dried raspberries?
Hi Donna! We haven’t tested this recipe with dried raspberries. Let us know if you do!
Can you substitute Gluten Free Flour in this recipe ?
Hi Arianne, we haven’t tested it ourselves so we’re unsure of the results. Many readers have success using 1:1 gluten free flours like Bob’s Red Mill or Cup4Cup in our recipes. Let us know if you give anything a try!
could i use white chocolate chips in stead of semi-sweet?
I made this and I followed all directions. I was disappointed because it was dry and tasteless except for the blueberries and chocolate
Hi RL! Dry muffins are usually caused by one of two things: too much flour in the batter or baked for too long. How did you measure the flour? Make sure to spoon and level (instead of scooping) to avoid packing in too much flour into your measuring cups – or use a kitchen scale. You can read more about properly measuring baking ingredients in this post. And baking for just a couple minutes too long can leave you with dry muffins as well. Thanks for giving this recipe a try!