Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!
Do you guys ever do those little quizzes and polls that
get shared like a virus go viral on Facebook? You know the ones I’m talking about. They have titles like “What Sesame Street character are you?” or “If you were a holiday, which one would you be?”
Well I came across a BuzzFeed post recently entitled “What does your favorite breakfast food say about you?” It’s not technically a quiz or a poll, but rather just a list. Fine. I’ll settle for just a list instead.
Here’s the thing about breakfast food. I love it. I could eat breakfast food for 3 meals a day. Bacon and eggs for lunch? Sure! Bagels for dinner? Why not! (In fact, I’ve definitely eaten bagels + cream cheese for dinner after coming in from a late-night curling game. I’m not in the mood to cook up something when it’s that late at night, and a bagel just takes a couple of minutes to toast. Dinner win.) But I’ve always had a special place in my heart for muffins. One of my friends calls me the Muffin Man. I’m not entirely sure that I deserve such a title, but I’ll take it. (There are worse nicknames out there than the Muffin Man…)
But back to this BuzzFeed article. Apparently if you like muffins for breakfast, then you have the best personality. You might even have good hair, too. I can’t speak to the hair part, but I definitely think I have the best personality. (Hah!)
Seriously though, I do love muffins. They are like a blank canvas that you can bend and twist in so many different directions. Blueberry Muffins? A classic! Or we can go heart-healthy with these Oat Bran Muffins. We can even go savory with Spinach Cheddar Cornbread Muffins. Or we can basically just eat dessert for breakfast with these Chocolate Espresso Muffins. See? Muffins are incredibly versatile. They work in so many different settings. Just like my charming personality.
I grabbed some fresh strawberries at the store last week, and I decided to drop a few of ’em into muffins. I took my basic muffin base and added fresh strawberries and a hint of cinnamon. Top those bad boys off with a nice coating of sparkling sugar, and you’ve got one heck of a breakfast right there! Fresh Strawberry Muffins. Truth be told, one of my favorite ways to eat muffins is sliced and toasted again. The edges get just a touch crispy. That right there is breakfast perfection.
So there you go. Are you looking for a way to have the best personality? Start eating more muffins for breakfast…and lunch…and dinner. Cheers!
What is your favorite breakfast food? (And what does it say about you?)
What is your favorite muffin flavor?
Now that summer is (pretty much) here, we can’t just stop with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins. It’s almost barbecue season, and in celebration, I’ve teamed up with several fellow bloggers to bring you 50 recipe ideas for a smashing summer shindig. See all the recipes for our Great Blogger BBQ below!
Cocktails and Drinks
Blackberry Gin Slush by The Speckled Palate
Homemade Lemonade by Winstead Wandering
Blood Orange Mocktail by Body Rebooted
Fleur Collins Cocktail by Hungry Girl por Vida
Fourth of July Sparkler by Mixplorology
Black Stripe Cold Rum Cocktail by Honey and Birch
Fresh Watermelon Mojito by Twin Stripe
Mint Hibiscus Lemonade by The Little Epicurean
Wine Slushy by Living Well Kitchen
Basil Gin Lemonade by Glisten and Grace
Salt Plate Shrimp by The Mexitalian
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burgers by Simple and Savory
Roasted Vegetable Grilled Pizza with Garlic Herb Oil by Ciao Chow Bambina
Memphis Style Pulled Pork by Two Places at Once
Balsamic & Honey Chicken Skewers with Strawberry-Kiwi Salsa by No Spoon Necessary
Amazing Basic Spice Rub for Grilling by An Oregon Cottage
Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs by PasadenaDaisy
Smoked Porchetta Pork Loin by Tasty Ever After
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork by Appeasing a Food Geek
Peach Barbecue Sauce by The Beach House Kitchen
Tuna Stuffed Sweet Peppers by SugarLoveSpices
Herb Marinated Steak Gyros Plates with Tomato-Onion Salad and Green Tahini Sauce by Feed Me Phoebe
Marinated Skirt Steak with Sweet Corn and Cherry Salad by Domesticate ME!
Sweet & Sour Chicken Kebabs by Tastefully Frugal
Caprese Pasta Salad by Club Narwhal
Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad by Two Sisters Kitchens
Coconut Milk Mac & Cheese by A Little Gathering
Cherry Quinoa Salad by Food Lovin Family
Cheddar, Corn and Bacon Potato Salad by Family Food on the Table
Lemon Rocket Pasta Salad by Lauren Caris Cooks
Green Goddess Potato Salad by Love & Flour
Red White & Blue Watergate Salad by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Zesty Potato Skewers by Pamela Salzman
Quinoa Tabouli by A Fork’s Tale
Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake by Feast + West
Strawberry Beer Floats by bethcakes
Cherry Cheesecake Dessert by The Little Blonde Baker
Light Berry Angel Food Cake by The Creative Bite
Lemon Cream Tarts with Berries by Girl Heart Food
Fresh Strawberry Muffins by Spiced
Lemon Pie Sundae by Flavours & Frosting
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes by Dash of Herbs
Grasshopper Pie by 2 Cookin’ Mamas
Berry Mango Smoothie Pops by HÄLSA Nutrition
Mixed Berry Vanilla Bean Cake by Cake ‘n Knife
No Churn Cookies and Cream Strawberry Ice Cream by The Secret Ingredient Is
Coconut Blueberry & Vodka Ice Pops by Nik Snacks
Strawberry Key Lime Margarita Greek Yogurt Ice Pops by Beer Girl Cooks
Cherry & Rhubarb Tart by Crepes of Wrath