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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Strawberry muffins

Strawberries have been abundant and oh-so sweet and inexpensive this summer, so we usually keep some on hand to snack on. Back around Mother's Day, I had a taste for strawberry muffins, and I found the following recipe and whipped up a batch. I've made them several times since then as well. They make a perfect breakfast with a cup yogurt and/or fresh fruit and juice or mint tea...

Strawberry Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or grease bottoms only (I use cooking spray and no liners). In a large bowl, combine dry batter ingredients. In a small bowl whisk egg, milk and oil. Add liquid to dry mixture and stir until just moistened. Stir in strawberries and spoon batter into muffin cups. For the topping combine 1 T. sugar and 1/4 t. cinnamon; sprinkle even over batter in cups. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 1 dozen muffins
Note: I cannot eat cinnamon so I just omit it and sprinkle with plain granulated sugar. One time I forgot that step, so I brushed a little melted butter over the warm muffin tops and dusted them with powdered sugar to make a glaze.


  1. Yummy! Right up my alley. Guess who's having muffins for breakfast!

  2. oh this recipe looks so good! i love to find a new recipe on a is my husband's b-day and i have a recipe for peanut butter cake w/pnut butter icing that i found on the thrifty mom's blog. i print them out and tuck them away for the perfect moment.

    thank you so much for stopping at my blog and following me...we love to share. i love that your favorite movie is "the color purple" is one of mine as well!! i just watched it again over the holiday weekend.

    i just love the story of your grandma getting into your car...made me smile. we have a 97 year old grammy who is suffering with dementia..she is so sweet and we just try to keep her happy.

    blessings to you and your family.


  3. Thanks for stopping by, GraceesMommy. Glad to have you pop in any time. I noticed the "Color Purple" connection right off the bat, too. Welcome to the "sandwich generation" where we're tucked between caring for our kiddoes and our aging parent/grandparents! It's kind of a wacky world at times, but God is good all the time! -EW

  4. What a great picture! Eastlyn, this recipe looks delicious! I have to try this. We love making muffins! I hope you are doing well!

    Mama Hen