My girl Emma is a strawberry lover like myself and requested that we make strawberry muffins together. And since I jump at the opportunity to bake with her whenever she feels so inclined AND given the fact that I am always looking for ways to add some more fruit and veggies into her diet I made these muffins several times with her. They are pretty delicious and easy to make. In fact I think I need to attempt a third go around now that things are slowly getting back to a more normal state now that Lily is approaching the three month mark!
So if you are fiending for some fresh summery muffins to savor the last few weeks of summer look no further. I eat mine without butter but I can imagine they would only taste more fabulous, maybe even with a flavored butter if you felt so inclined….I was dreaming up concotions about what butter I would use as I have been wanting to make my own flavored butter….maybe a cinnamon butter or a lavender butter?!
But I digress…they are delicious…you should make them!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (14 3/4 oz)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups milk (I used 2%)
- 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups diced fresh strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (10 7/8 oz)
- 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tins.
- 2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Stir with your hand to be sure the ingredients are combined.
- 3. In a bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and melted butter. ***Make sure to wait to mix the milk, eggs and melted butter right before you throw into the dry mixture in the next step otherwise will harden.***
- 4. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture, pour the wet mixture into the well, and stir until just combined.
- 5. Add the strawberries and sugar. Stir gently to combine.
- 6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes...the tops should be nicely browned and the cake tester should come out clean.