raspberry almond muffins (and a little bit of chocolate because it’s back to school)

It’s back to school week, and it’s pretty hard for all of us. Why not make your morning smile a bit wider with some end of summer fruit, almonds, and chocolate? Chocolate pretty much makes me smile through almost anything. Except some parent conferences.

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Mix well ( I mix dry first then add wet ingredients)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp softened butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup raspberries
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 TSP  chopped almonds to garnish tops of muffins before you slide into the oven or mix in instead
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (depends on the oven and the amount of juice in your raspberries!)

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1 cup powdered sugar
1 TSP natural cocoa baking powder
2 tsp milk
Warm and drizzle over muffins to add some chocolately happiness

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