This is the best muffin recipe I’ve ever made and I’ve made a lot of muffins. As the kids and I were shoving warm, spicy, sweet hunks of green chile raspberry muffins in our mouths I was simultaneously amazed and ashamed. These are incredibly delicious muffins, but I’ve been living here in New Mexico for the past nine years and I really can’t believe it’s taken me this long to pair up Hatch Green Chile and Raspberries in a sweet fluffy muffin. I could have been enjoying this for years! It’s so sad.
I’m calling these Hatch Green Chile Raspberry Muffins because it’s not just green chile that gives these muffins their pizzazz, it’s Hatch Green Chile to be very specific.
If you’ve had the pleasure of roasting fresh Hatch Green Chile, then you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, put it on that bucket list and make it your life’s mission to get your hands on some fresh Hatch Green Chile. I’m serious.
I just roasted a small batch of these lovely chile peppers in the oven and my house smells like a spicy dream come true. Even better, this time of year, that delicious aroma is all over New Mexico. In parking lots all over the state and backyards everywhere, these perfect green chiles are being roasted by the bushel. It makes me hungry every time I leave the house. The nice is thing is that here in New Mexico, we know how to eat green chile in just about everything – from apple pie to raspberry jam!
Right now, New Mexico is the place to be.
Last year I bought local raspberry jam with green chile at the farmer’s market and it was delicious. Still, it took me a whole year to consider combining raspberries and green chile in my own kitchen. I can be kind of slow sometimes.
Better late than never though and I have to tell you that my life is better in so many ways now that these Hatch Green Chile Raspberry Muffins exist. Sweet fresh raspberries paired with spicy smoky roasted green chile is absolutely amazing! AHH MAA ZING.
If you’re not as lucky as I am to live in the Land of Enchantment, you can still find yourself some fresh Hatch Green Chile. The Hatch Chile Store will actually deliver fresh green chile right to your door! It’s easy and fun to roast and you can store the roasted chile in your freezer to be eaten all year long. The Pioneer Woman has a simple tutorial here for roasting them in the oven. The Kitchn has great tips on how to roast and freeze green chile too.
And here’s the thing, Hatch Green Chile is good in just about everything – put it on your ice cream, in your scrambled eggs, on any kind of sandwich, in grandma’s favorite apple pie, and in a perfect raspberry muffin. It makes everything taste good.
Hatch Green Chile Raspberry Muffins
These look so delicious! The combination of the sweet and spicy sound amazing together!
Thanks Paige. This is my new favorite flavor combination of all time!
Hey Allison! Our mutual blogger friend Kelly just left a comment telling me about these muffins and about YOU, so I came right over. Your muffins are awesome!! I’ll be roasting up my second batch of green chile this weekend, now I’ll have to go looking for some raspberries. “Roasting chiles” you say? Yes, I too, live in New Mexico and would love to have you drop by my blog and say Hello. I just perused yours and saw some pics that looked a lot like the Bosque. I love finding other NM bloggers and I love your blog! Hope to see you soon!
I’m so glad you stopped by my corner of the web! I love finding other NM bloggers too. I’m heading over to your blog now.
kristy @ the wicked noodle says
I’ve seen a lot of hatch chile recipes around but this one is the BEST by far!! I’m seriously drooling over here. These are SO getting made!!
Wow – now that’s a compliment Kristy 🙂 I hope you love them – I seriously ate three muffins in a row right out of the oven because I couldn’t believe how good they were.
Preston Mitchell says
Thanks for the mention, Allison!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Wow chiles in muffins? This is definitely something I need to try!
It’s not an obvious combination, but it’s really good!
Very creative combo!
I made these tonight, and they are so good! The chiles I have are hot, and there is definitely some kick to these muffins. I “veganized” the recipe – used an EnerG Egg, almond milk, and applesauce instead of butter, plus I used white whole wheat flour (all the same measurements). I’m over on the eastern side of New Mexico and we’re higher altitude so I did bake them longer. They turned out absolutely perfect, thank you for the creative recipe!
Do you plain flour or self raising flour for the hatch green raspberry muffins?
Just all purpose flour.
Kim Everett says
Omg these look amazing. Could I use strawberry