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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Strawberry Banana Muffins

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Now that strawberries are in season and are pretty inexpensive, we have been buying and eating them like crazy.  As much as I love to just eat them as is, I also wanted to find some recipes that use strawberries.  I pinned a bunch and tried one out recently.  It is a variation of the Strawberry Muffins I found on Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous.

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Her recipe is as follows ... 


Strawberry Muffins
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups chopped strawberries
  • 3 tsps sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add egg and mix well.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  5. Next, alternately add the flour mixture and milk to butter mixture in the large bowl.
  6. Add vanilla, then gently fold in the strawberries
  7. Spoon batter into muffin pans (this makes a dozen muffins).
  8. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins. You will have a lot of sugar, but this allows you to be as generous as you like.
  9. Bake at 400ยบ for 20 minutes.
Notes
The batter will seem really thick – no worries though, it’s supposed to be!


I have a bunch of bananas that need to be used up so I thought I'd mash one up and add it to the batter.  I threw it in before adding the flour.  And then I reduced the amount of milk by a little to compensate.  YUM!!  I had never had these without the banana added, but I loved them with the banana.  They are so moist and delicious!  And Doug loves them.  The kids aren't big on muffins with fruit in them (they don't like blueberry muffins and Alex is the only one who will eat banana muffins), so they haven't tried them.  Which just leaves more for me.  Although I'm not sure that is a good thing.  :)

Oh, one thing to note, the recipe says the batter makes 12.  I was able to get 16 muffins from this recipe.  Maybe I should have put more batter in the cups but they were already pretty full.  And I didn't sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture on all of them. Just a few.  I wanted to see how they were with and without.  I like them both ways.  :)

7 comments:

Susan said...

Yum!! Thanks for the recipe, pinned it for later. Our strawberries won't be in season for a few more months. Nice photos :)

Andreea B said...

They look delicious and I bet they are :). Happy WW!

ascatteredfocus said...

Oh my those look so yummy!!! I want to reach right in the screen and snag one. Thanks for the recipe... will definitely give them a try.

Tamar SB said...

Yum! So funny too - I posted about banana bread!

Cropped Stories said...

These look so delicious! I pinned it! I'm definitely trying this recipe; thanks for sharing :o)

ngpaloma said...

youre making my mouth water! yummy! food porn. lol

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I have so many strawberries right now- these would be perfect- Thanks so much for sharing with me this week.