15 Mouthwatering Recipes That Use Fresh or Frozen Raspberries

By Lisa Esile, MS,

Their delicate, melt-in-your-mouth, perfectly tangy flavor makes raspberries a favored berry for adults and kids alike. In addition to eating them by the handful (which we suggest you do!), there’s a lot you can do with these charming berries. Layered into a pudding, brownie, or oaty breakfast; used as a garnish; tossed through a salad; blended into a dressing or sauce; or made into jam, these tasty gems add bursts of bright flavor, raising the decadence quotient of any meal. Frozen raspberries, which are snap-frozen at peak ripeness, are an affordable way to enjoy raspberry goodness all year and are preferable to fresh raspberries in some baking recipes, as they hold their shape during mixing. Bon appétit!

RASPBERRY-Apple crumble

Apple-Raspberry Crisp

One of our most popular desserts, this fruity crisp comes together in record time! Frozen raspberries and chopped apples create a fruity base, while an oat crumble, which gets rich flavor from almond butter, is spread over the top. A fan writes, "I could not believe how truly delicious this was. I made it for Mother's Day for my family, and [I made] a non-vegan one, and this one was the best!"
Oatmeal Breakfast Bake with Berries and Almonds in a white casserole dish

Oatmeal Breakfast Bake with Berries and Almonds

This hearty oatmeal bake will revolutionize your breakfast routine. A succulent oat filling, infused with the warming flavors of vanilla and cinnamon, sits beneath a mix of fresh or frozen raspberries and blueberries, which become jammy and delicious when cooked. The instructions include a tip for making it up to 2 days in advance. Whether you want to serve this for a special brunch or eat it daily, this crowd-pleasing breakfast casserole is too good to miss. A reviewer notes, “Thanks to this delicious recipe, I no longer skip breakfast. I keep individually wrapped portions in the freezer and eat the reheated oatmeal with some peanut butter stirred in—so good!”
Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes with Raspberry-Date Syrup

Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes with Raspberry-Date Syrup

Light and earthy, these aromatic lemon pancakes get rave reviews. Raspberries are blended with dates to create a tangy sauce that adds decadence without leaving you feeling overstuffed. A commenter shares, "I don't normally care to eat pancakes, but these were really good! Easy to make and a great alternative to get your oats in when you don't feel like having a bowl of oatmeal! The syrup was perfect, and this recipe satisfied my husband's craving for pancakes!"
Homemade mixed blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry jam spread on a few slices of whole grain bread with a jar of it off to the side

Blackberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry Jam Recipe with Chia Seeds

Want to have your jam and eat it, too—but without all the processed sugar you find in most store-bought brands? Now you can, thanks to this easy homemade jam recipe. A little maple syrup adds sweetness, while chia seeds lend a fine crunch and help set the jam. The recipe calls for a mix of berries (2 cups each of strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries), but feel free to use raspberries for all 6 cups, if you'd like. One commenter shares, “I made a smaller batch, and it was great.”
Blueberry-Raspberry Aquafaba Muffins

Blueberry-Raspberry Aquafaba Muffins

These berry-delicious muffins are a cinch to make. Sweetened with dates and mashed banana, and with aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) to help them stay moist and light, these vanilla-infused muffins are also as healthy as can be. A reviewer shares, “I have made these a number of times with another batch just about ready to take out of the oven. A nice treat that feels indulgent even though it isn’t.”
vegan brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Gooey and chocolatey, these decadent brownies are perfect for birthdays, potlucks, or when you have guests over. Melted vegan chocolate and cocoa powder deliver double chocolate goodness. Frozen raspberries, stirred into the batter, offer a contrasting pop of tang that plays well against the rich chocolate backdrop. (Frozen raspberries work better than fresh here, as they hold together in the stiff batter.) A reviewer shares, "Calling all chocolate lovers: These brownies are scrumptious—the best I've ever had, hands down."
Power Berry Quinoa and Kale Salad on a white plate with a metal fork

Power Berry Quinoa and Kale Salad

This colorful salad follows the rule that when you’ve got stellar ingredients, you don’t have to do much to make a delicious meal. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries sit atop a base of tricolor quinoa and baby kale leaves, while chia seeds and pepitas add crunch to every bite. Drizzle with a simple lime–maple syrup vinaigrette for an eye-catching salad that makes an excellent light lunch or side dish. A fan writes, “I used fresh arugula instead of the kale. Delicious!”
Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust on white plates with metal forks

Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust

Raw and ready to go, these delicious handheld tartlets are perfect party fare but healthy enough to eat through the week. Each little tart features an oat-walnut crust sweetened only with dates. The filling is 100% fruit, starting with a slice of banana at the bottom, then strawberries and raspberries, then a couple of orange segments on top, adding a citrusy lift. A fan writes, “This recipe is great.”
Sweet Potato Poppy Seed Dressing in a white bowl with a metal spoon

Sweet Potato Poppy Seed Dressing

The sweet flavor and velvety texture of blended cooked sweet potato gets this vibrant, plant-strong dressing off to a good start. Fresh raspberries and cranberries add zing. Poppy seeds lend a subtle crunch, balsamic vinegar peps things up, and a touch of maple syrup smooths off the edges. Just blend, and voilà, it's done! This dreamy dressing can be kept in the fridge for five days and tastes fantastic served over salads of all kinds.
Chocolate and raspberries have a natural affinity for each other, as is well showcased in this delicious healthy parfait recipe.

Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits

These delicious chocolate raspberry parfaits from Chef Del Sroufe are worth bookmarking for when you want an easy dessert that tastes fancy (and is rather healthy, to boot). Firm silken tofu is the master ingredient. One packet is blended with cocoa powder to make the chocolate base, while another mixes with fresh raspberries and maple syrup to make the top raspberry half. "I absolutely love this recipe,” writes one reviewer, “So simple. It's truly delightful. Sometimes, I'll just make one layer or the other, top with fruit, and enjoy!"

Berry-Licious Overnight Oatmeal

Take your oatmeal to new heights with these gorgeous berry breakfast bowls, which feature a fresh-blended, fruit-only sauce made with strawberries and raspberries. Steel-cut oats, which have a nuttier flavor than rolled oats, are soaked overnight, then transferred to a saucepan and cooked until extra creamy. Top with fresh fruits, slivered almonds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds. A fan writes, “I am a very fussy eater, but this is fabulous.”
Closeup of three Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites on a pale blue background in a bowl with a white napkin

Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites

As one fan puts it, these chocolate brownies are “Very tasty little treats!” They’re also ready in 25 minutes, making them ideal for when you’ve got an event to go to and a million other things to do. Cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips deliver a one-two punch of chocolate, and every bite contains a hit of juicy raspberry. Almond and vanilla essences lend a subtle richness, and applesauce and maple syrup add sweetness and help create a fudgy texture. Bake these tiny but mighty treats in the bottom of silicone muffin cups, or skip the cups, roll the dough into balls, and bake on a regular baking sheet.

Summer Pudding with Fresh Berries and Lavender Cashew Cream

This whole-food, plant-based take on a beloved English dessert tastes as good as it looks and is perfect for entertaining. Toasted bread, dipped in a luscious berry sauce, becomes cake-like when cooked, while the filling adds mouthwatering berry flavor. Drizzle this stunning, celebration-worthy dessert with lavender-infused cashew cream. To achieve the hole-in-the-middle shape, use a 9-inch fluted tube pan.
vegan pies

Chocolate Mousse Pie

It’s hard to believe there is an acorn squash at the heart of this gorgeous chocolate mousse. (Aren’t plants amazing!) The earthy oat crust has a touch of cocoa powder to add extra depth. For the filling, steamed acorn squash is blended with cocoa powder, maple syrup, and tahini, producing a surprisingly creamy flavor and mousse-like texture. Garnish with a generous amount of fresh raspberries. A fan writes, “I have made this twice now, and everyone in the family really enjoys it! I was worried it might not be sweet enough for them, however, with a few berries on top and a few chopped pecans, it was perfect for everyone.”
Vegan Peach Raspberry Crumble

Warm Peach and Raspberry Crumble

Sweet peaches and tangy raspberries come together in perfect fruity harmony in this comforting crumble that suits vegans and non-vegans alike. The vanilla-infused oat crumble topping goes golden brown when cooked and is perfectly crunchy! Serve as it is or with a splash of plant-based milk or spoonful of Vanilla Nice Cream.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. She is the author of Reach Your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Find her on Facebook.
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