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Friday, April 24, 2015

Strawberry Muffins

I saw this recipe on Facebook, and I just had to try it. I don't think I've ever had strawberries in muffins before, but they just looked so good.  And I happened to have some strawberries in the fridge...

Fresh Strawberry Muffins
from Home of My Heart

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.  Add vanilla and milk.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Stir into butter/sugar mixture, just until mixed. Gently stir in strawberries and coconut.
  3. Spoon batter into greased muffin pan.
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.
  5. Bake at 400ยบ for 30-35 minutes, or until browned.  Cool 5 minutes in pan, then remove to wire rack to cool.
Makes one dozen muffins.

I cut the sugar down just a bit, because I don't like my muffins too sweet, and strawberries are plenty sweet by themselves.  I also added the coconut, which is sweetened. 

I also increased the bake time. I baked the muffins for 25 minutes, like the original recipe said, but even though they were technically done, they just weren't browned as well as I would have liked.  Baking them the extra 5 to 10 minutes gives them a nice crunch around the edges and enhances the flavor nicely.

I'm thinking of adding rhubarb next time - or adding strawberries to my Rhubarb Muffins.  Some kind of combination of the two.  I bet that would be really good.

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