Blackberry Lemon Muffins

Blackberry Lemon Muffins combine the fruity goodness of blackberries with the citrus-y appeal of lemons. The combination of flavors makes for a delightful muffin that’s perfect for breakfast or snacking.

Blackberry Lemon Muffins Baked with Ricotta Cheese


Today I’m joining several other bloggers to bring you a collection of seasonal summer recipes! A special thank you to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today’s delectable event.

I’ve been working on a Blackberry Lemon muffin recipe for a while now. The first batch I made wasn’t sweet enough and the muffins were heavy, but today’s recipe is just right.

Best Ever Blackberry Lemon Muffins


The recipe is a revised version of one I found at Two Peas and Their Pod. There are a few foodie bloggers I love – and Two Peas is one of them!

Best Ever Blackberry Lemon Muffins


 I like my blackberry lemon muffins to have a marbled effect when baked, so I gently stir the washed berries into the better to create swirls of color. If you stir too much, you won’t get the swirls.

Blackberry Lemon Muffin Batter in Cups


After filling the muffin cups to slightly overflowing, generously sprinkle raw cane sugar (also called turbinade sugar) over the tops of the muffins before baking. This gives them a crispier muffin top.

Blackberry Lemon Muffin Batter in Cups


The blackberry lemon muffins are ever-so-slightly golden brown when they come out of the oven.

Best Ever Blackberry Lemon Muffins


The recipe calls for one cup of ricotta cheese, which gives the muffins a special moistness. I could’ve easily eaten six of these at one sitting!

Blackberries are my favorite fruit and I’m happy to use them in a recipe whenever possible. Of course, I love eating them raw as a pick-me-up snack. The lemon zest and juice gives the muffin an uplifting layer of flavor.

Blackberry Lemon Muffins Baked with Ricotta Cheese


Ever since tasting Blackberry Lemon muffins at our local coffee shop, The Corner Grind, I wanted to find a similar recipe I could bake at home. Finally I’ve found a rival to the one sold just a few blocks from my home!

Best Ever Blackberry Lemon Muffins


Blackberry Lemon Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • Turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the sugar and lemon zest. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar/lemon mixture and butter until light and fluffy (a couple minutes). Add the ricotta cheese and beat until smooth. Beat in the egg, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just blended. With a spoon, add the blackberries and very gently stir with spoon until dough takes on a marbled look from the blackberry's juice. Fill each muffin with batter until slightly rounded above muffin liner. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over each muffin.
  4. Bake muffins for about 20-22 minutes, or until the tops are turning golden brown. Let muffins cool before serving.


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  1. These look absolutely delicious -and I can imagine they would be so moist with the blackberry and lemon. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jennifer! Pinned and trying:) And thank you for joining in on this hop!!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love blackberries and can’t wait to try this, thanks.

  3. These look wonderful. I love how you got that marbleized affect with the berries!

  4. Yum, I love this blackberry and lemon combination! I definitely need to try these!

  5. Yummy!

  6. oh my , the thought of blackberries and lemon together sounds divine! i need to try this…sooon!

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