Strawberry Muffins

strawberry muffin recipeDid you over indulge this weekend? I sure did. Baseball games, Tomato Festivals, friends for dinner, lost hard drives (2x) It was a great and exhausting weekend.

I lost my hard drive on my iMac this weekend and I am going to take this time to give a little Public Service Announcement. Backup. Backup. Backup. Thankfully, I learned my lesson the last time that I lost my hard drive (I have that kind of luck) and I did not lose anything (other than time) because I was so meticulous about making sure that I had archived and backup-ed. I would have been devastated to have lost any of my pictures. It is amazing how much stuff we collect on our computers and how little we print out these days. I rarely ever have pictures printed any more. I wonder if when my children are older and wanting pictures from their lives if I will just hand them an external hard drive instead of an album? My how times have changed.

These muffins are a perfect Monday morning muffin after you have had a few too many (be it beers, carbs, whatever your indulgence) to start the week off right. These muffins are heartier than your average muffin because of the whole wheat flour and olive oil. If you do not have any buttermilk, just add a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice to some milk and let it sit for a minute or two. Instant buttermilk.

strawberry muffin recipe1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

strawberry muffin recipeToss the strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar.

strawberry muffin recipeMash them with a potato masher and set aside.

strawberry muffin recipeWhisk together the dry ingredients.

strawberry muffin recipeMix the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. strawberry muffin recipeAdd the wet ingredients and strawberries to the dry ingredients.

strawberry muffin recipeFold the ingredients until just combined. Sprinkle coarse sugar (or the remaining 1 Tablespoon sugar) on top of the muffins. Put the muffins in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 17 minutes.

strawberry muffin recipeThese little muffins will get you off on the right foot this week. Have a Happy Monday!

Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins. A whole grain muffin that is light and tender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Toss the strawberries with 1/3 cup sugar.
  2. Mash them with a potato masher and set aside.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients and strawberries to the dry ingredients.
  5. Fold the ingredients until just combined. Sprinkle coarse sugar (or the remaining 1 Tablespoon sugar) on top of the muffins. Put the muffins in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 17 minutes.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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16 Comments

  • twice i’ve lost everything on my computer. i have definitely learned the back-up lesson!!

    these look great–strawberries are on sale at my store this week so i might have to make a batch of these 🙂

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  • looks great- wish Jersey strawberries were still in season around here- would have made for an even better muffin! your photos are all so nice… you really are a great photographer. what camera do you use?

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  • Oh, I’m so glad you had everything backup-ed (I like how you spelled that. It does look weird w/o the hyphen)! Have I told you how jealous I am of your lighting? You’re so lucky. These muffins look yummy.

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    • Me too… lol… I bought my house because of the light in my kitchen. I am very lucky.

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  • These are perfect for Monday morning…thanks for sharing

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    • you are welcome. They are most definitely a good way to start a new week.

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  • I am definitely making these! I just got a bunch of strawberries at the store for super cheap and I need to use them up. This is an awesome recipe!

    Found you from SITS.

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  • that is so funny that you were born in linwood! such a nice little town. my grandmom lived there (she past away this fall) and i live about 5 minutes away from there haha. have you been back since? they have this wonderful sandwich/salad cafe called the cheese board…if you ever go back to the area check it out! and thanks for the information on the camera and your photography! do you suggest a lower-end model that still takes great shots?

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    • I love the Cheese Board! My mom works in Central Square and they live right next to the high school. Small world! I go back every summer. In fact, we are heading there next week.

      The D90 is great. I think that they are all pretty good cameras, but I always recommend not buying the base model.

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