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Monday, April 13, 2009

Strawberry Muffins

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A sale on Strawberries meant we had an abundance which also meant that I needed to use them. Well, I needed to be creative as my children love them 'in' things but will not just grab one and eat it. One of their favorites is my strawberry bread but I decided to make muffins this time. This is a perfect snack or grab-n-go breakfast.

1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled, rinsed and cut into pieces
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 salt
2/3 cup agave nectar, light
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup applesauce, no sugar added
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with baking spray. In a small saucepan, bring strawberries to a boil over medium heat, mashing gently, while they cook for 1 minute. Pour into a bowl to cool.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, beat nectar, sugar, oil, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until combined.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet and fold to combine.
5. Fold in strawberries.
6. Fill muffin pan-makes about 15 muffins or just overfill one pan to make 12 muffins.
7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 22 minutes. Cool completely.

I have also made these using 1/3 cup agave nectar and 1 cup of brown sugar - yummy!


girlichef said...

These sound good, bet my daughter would go crazy for them!

Soma said...

it's raining strawberries everywhere! Lovely color. I tried baking with strawberry once & it was a total disaster. yours look fantastic.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I wish I had some strawberries to make this today.

Mary said...

My now grown children adored strawberry bread when they were in school. It was always a spring and early summer treat. Your muffins look terrific.

Nicole said...

My kids will LOVE these!

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm homemade muffins with fresh strawberries! I'm definitely going to have to go strawberry picking this year.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these sound terrific Jennifer. I love that they have applesauce in them also. I bet they taste unbelievably delicious!!

5 Star Foodie said...

This strawberry muffin looks exactly like a raspberry muffin that I had the other day in London and thought it was the best muffin ever! I bet this strawberry muffin is just amazing!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a terrific Spring treat! They look beautiful and I can imagine how wonderful they taste!

Claudia said...

Anything strawberry gets my attention and love all the ingredients. Will definitely do this. Great post!

Tangled Noodle said...

These strawberry muffins look wonderful! I can picture it with a giant dollop of cream on top . . . mmmmmm!

Sara said...

This sounds so delicious. I have been wanting to make some strawberry bread. I will definitely try your healthy version.

thymeofmylife said...

Love the recipe and want to make some but I don't have wheat flour or agave nectar. Any suggestions for substitutes?

shorty said...

Can you use frozen strawberries? Thanks for your GREAT site!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Shorty-I would think as long as you thaw them first, you can use them. Let me know if you try it.

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