I can’t write a cookbook about comfort food without including corn muffins; they’re my guilty pleasure. Corn muffins can be dry and tasteless but allowing the batter to sit for 15 minutes gives the dry ingredients time to absorb the wet ones and results in moister muffins. This is a variation on my favorite Raspberry Corn Muffins from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook made with fresh raspberries instead of raspberry jam.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Arrange two racks evenly spaced in the oven. Generously spray two mini muffin pans (24 mini muffins each) with the baking spray, including the tops of the pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, and butter. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour the wet ingredients into the well, and stir with a rubber spatula, just until combined. (Don’t worry if it’s a little lumpy.) Set the batter aside for 15 minutes.
When the batter has rested, fold the raspberries into the batter with the spatula. With a small (1 3/4-inch) ice cream scoop (you can also use a spoon), fill each muffin cup with a rounded scoop of batter, making sure each one contains some raspberries. Sprinkle the full 2 tablespoons of turbinado sugar on the muffins.
Bake for 20 minutes, until the muffins spring back when gently touched and a cake tester comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Make ahead: Prepare the batter completely, cover, and refrigerate. Scoop and bake the next day.