Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!

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.  

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!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…)

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!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.

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!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!

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!What is your favorite breakfast food?  (And what does it say about you?)

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Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!

Strawberry Muffins

Celebrate the arrival of berry season with these Fresh Strawberry Muffins!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

For the Muffins

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries chopped

For the Sugar Topping

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • Tbsp sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a muffin pan or line with paper liners; set pan aside. (Note: This recipe yields 16 muffins, so you’ll need 2 pans.)
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture; stir until just barely combined. (Note: Take care not to overmix the batter at this stage. The batter may look lumpy.)
  • Gently fold the strawberries into the batter until well combined. (Tip: Save some of the strawberries and gently press them into the top of the batter once they are in the muffin cups.)
  • Fill each muffin liner just over ½ full. (Tip: Do not overfill or the muffins will overflow as they bake!)
  • Bake at 375°F for 24-27 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out mostly clean.
  • Let muffins cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • For the Sugar Topping, brush tops of cooled muffins with the melted butter. Place sanding sugar in a shallow dish and dip tops of muffins into sugar.

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78 Comments

  1. Haha – I am constantly looking for ways to beef up my personality so guess I better start eating ALL the muffins! Which won’t be hard as I do adore muffins, but Lil Shashi has been on a muffin strike – which means when my drone gets back from it’s recon mission from the Spiced kitchen, I won’t have to share any of these fresh strawberry cinnamon muffins with her! David, these sound wonderful – I’m thinking they will give your fresh strawberry cake a run for it’s money!

    1. Oh, please, Shashi! You don’t need to do one thing to beef up your personality! In fact, muffins should request YOU for breakfast instead. 🙂 A muffin strike? What in the name of Sam Hill is that? That’s the silliest idea I’ve ever heard. I’m glad we’re on the same boat together here…a boat filled with muffins!

  2. More muffins for breakfast you say? Sure thing! Done 🙂 These look delicious, David, and perfect what to use what’s in season. Usually during the week, I have simple breakfast with a cup of coffee, but have something a little more substantial on the weekends. I usually only eat muffins that I’ve made myself (not store bought) as they are so much better for you. Would have no problem eating these every day of the week!

    1. You can never have enough muffins, Dawn! That’s my philosophy at least. 🙂 I’m right there with ya on breakfast philosophy, too. During the week, we keep it simple, but the weekends involve something a little more fun…like strawberry muffins!

  3. Strawberries are one of my favorite foods, so it’s strange to realize that I’ve never made strawberry muffins – time to start making up for lost time with these beautiful creations! And yes, I’m a sucker for online quizzes and such. According to BuzzFeed, the fact that hashbrowns are my favorite means that I’m a “genius.” Maybe I can just show this to my advisor and receive my PhD sooner?

    1. Yeah, you better start making up for lost time there, Mara…you owe it to the strawberries! Hahaha…I do indeed think that you deserve your PhD sooner b/c you like hashbrowns. I’m sure ancient Greek tyrants envied those with muffins, right? (See, there’s a way to spin everything…)

    1. I know, right, Dannii! I mean, how can I not stop and take 5 minutes to figure out which Muppet I am (it’s gotta be the grumpy old guy in the balcony…). And now I have to go google a Muppet quiz just to find out…thanks a lot for making me spend the next 10 minutes of my life answering questions about sock puppets… 🙂

  4. First things first, I am lovin’ how the new site layout and logo look. I forgot the last couple times to mention that. Secondly, I have some strawberry muffins I made 2 days ago for a post, so I guess as a fellow WolfpackBaker I will hold off on that one for a week at least. You beat me to it! These, with that cinnamon addition and melted butter/sugar on top sound great.
    Funny thing is I like breakfast foods for dinner. Strange, but that’s me and my favorite is probably a toss up between a few runny eggs on toasted sourdough to corned beef hash. Great round up of recipes here, too. Have a good one!

    1. Thanks so much, Kevin! The site layout is still in the works, but we’re down to little tweaks here and there now. I appreciate the comment! Haha…here we go again with recipe ideas. I’m just gonna chalk it up to the fact that WolfpackBakers come up with the best ideas. So of course we’ll end up crossing paths occasionally. I can’t wait to see your version! Oh, and breakfast for dinner? My favorite!!

  5. Hi David! I love making muffins with berries…so fresh tasting! Plus, they are a grab and go food (or a middle of the night snack)! You know what my favorite breakfast (or anytime) food is…bacon of course! I don’t know what that says about me, possibly something connected with an Oink? 🙂

    1. I totally agree, Dorothy! There is something so comforting about homemade muffins. Maybe it’s the grab-and-go aspect. Maybe it’s the homemade part. Maybe it’s the fresh berries that are usually involved. Who knows…but I do know I could eat an entire basket of ’em! 🙂 Maybe with a side of bacon, too…

  6. There are definitely worse things to be called than muffin man! I can certainly see why someone would name you that will all the muffin varieties you have here! We sometimes have breakfast for dinner too. I love the idea of adding strawberries to muffins. It’s the perfect summer breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 🙂

    1. I know, right? I’m ok with people calling me the muffin man! But in order to live up to the name, I should always make sure to have muffins around, right? (That’s my excuse for keeping muffins around…does it sound legit enough?)

    1. Thank you so much, Manali! I bought those wraps at a bakery supply store…and I’d be embarrassed to tell you how many I have. Let’s just say they came in sleeves of 250, and I may or may not have bought multiple sleeves. 🙂

  7. GMTA, David! I also like to toast my muffins. But, I like to split them, butter them, and toast them butter-side down in a skillet. (Mic drop.) Nice work with the strawberries, man!

    1. Oooh…toast muffins in a skillet you say? I like that idea. I clearly need to bake another batch of these so I can get to skillet toasting. And I also like to split them vertically instead of horizontally. That way you get a little bit of the top and bottom in each half. I don’t like to discriminate when it comes to my muffins.

  8. Haha, hello muffin man. You totally bring up a great point, they are a blank canvas and ironically, my favorite is a cheese and vegemite one. SO GOOD.

    Also, breakfast foods for all meals. You are also the fresh strawberry king.

    1. Are you pulling my leg with the cheese + vegemite muffin? Why not add some chocolate and zucchini in there, too? Haha! 🙂

  9. I could 100% eat breakfast foods every meal of the day! These strawberry muffins and so perfect for summer! They looks so sweet and soft, and I’m sure there’s just enough tart in the fresh berry! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Heck yeah! Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites, Amanda. I totally need to do that more often though. Heck, over the winter, I was making scrambled egg sandwiches/wraps for lunch almost every day! 🙂

  10. Even though muffins aren’t my favorite treat, I acknowledge these muffins look and sound fantastic, mr. Muffin Man! I made once strawberry muffins (with a streusel topping), and they turned very well! And I promise if you send a couple of these to me, they might become my favorite treat:)

    1. Why thank you, Ben! I know it takes a lot to admit that muffins sound delicious when you don’t like muffins. How about I add a generous pinch of lavender into these? Would that make ’em sound better? 🙂

  11. I love these muffins and the little hint of cinnamon. I could eat breakfast all day long as well – it is by far my favourite meal. One of my all time favourite breakfast treats are Eggs Benedict and thankfully my husband makes the best Eggs Benedict in the world 🙂

    1. I’m right there with ya, Miriam. I wake up excited to eat breakfast (and drink a cup of coffee, too)! My wife loves Eggs Benedict, too…but I’m more of a simple scrambled eggs kinda guy. Either way, breakfast all day!! 🙂

  12. These look so good David and they´re really pretty! Can I just say that I absolutely LOVE your red logo and new site design! 🙂 Happy Memorial Weekend 🙂

  13. Haha, Im with you David. If I can find a way to re-create breakfast three ways, ill do it! Strawberries are also in season here in England so ill have to recreate these muffins, they look so dang good!

    1. I could totally eat breakfast all 3 meals of the day, and I’d be perfectly happy with that. And we could mix it up. Sweet (muffins) for breakfast and savory (eggs) for dinner. 🙂 Let’s do it!

    1. Thank you so much, Kushi! I love summer berries (all types), and I’m always looking for an excuse to make tasty breakfast food. Enjoy! 🙂

    1. I definitely love granola in the mornings, too, Megan! But muffins are my secret favorite for weekend breakfasts…or for a mid-morning snack! Thank you! 🙂

  14. I love that you take these quizzes, too. And I’m fairly positive I took that breakfast food quiz a while back. I wish I remembered my result. Guess that just means I’ll have to go and take it again…

    Like you, I’m all about breakfast foods. Sweet. Savory. Sweet and savory. I could eat ’em for every meal and be a happy girl, and these Strawberry Muffins look absolutely DIVINE for the summer months! I could use one right now, in fact. 😉

    Thanks so much for participating in the Great Blogger BBQ with us today. This has been SO much fun! I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday weekend!

    1. Haha…guess you’ll have to take it again! Or I can save you the time…the answer is you’re awesome. (I know that because you organized this great big blogger BBQ!) I really appreciate you spending the time to host this one, and I hope you and your family are having an awesome holiday weekend! Cheers! 🙂

    1. Haha…I totally agree, Jessica! If you see a muffin with sparkling sugar, grab it and run. That means the baker put some extra thought into making the muffin…and therefore it will be delicious! I like your logic. 🙂

    1. These are some delicious muffins, Kathy…and perfect for the summer! I hope you and your family are having an awesome holiday weekend right now! 🙂

  15. LOL! Those polls on FB get me all the time! And I am a sucker for a good Buzzfeed quiz. 🙂

    I’m totally into all things strawberries now. I have to try this muffin recipe!

    1. Yeah, tell me about it, Tamara! The only problem is sometimes I can figure out where the quiz is going based on the questions. (Like if it’s a Muppets quiz, and it asks if your favorite color is green…well, of course you’re trying to see if I’m Kermit. Hah.) Anyways, hope you are having a great holiday weekend right now! Thanks so much for the comment!

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