Strawberry Muffins

LAST UPDATED: Oct 21, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jul 27, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Sweet Strawberry Muffins with a tender crumb and crunchy sugar muffin top. This Strawberry Muffin Recipe is made from scratch in minutes!

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It’s the little things that take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.

strawberry muffins on a platter

Like a little sugar on top that glistens and adds a little crunch to the muffin top and makes all the other muffins jealous.

strawberry muffin recipe

Or fresh chopped strawberries, folded into the batter. As the Strawberry Muffins bake, the syrup from the strawberries seeps into the batter making incredibly moist muffins.

how to make strawberry muffins

These muffins are easy enough for Saturday mornings or an afternoon snack, but beautiful enough to serve at Mother’s Day brunch. They also make a beautiful housewarming or hostess gift in a basket!

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With just 10 minutes hands on time, these Strawberry Muffins are great to bake with kiddos, too.

Strawberry Muffin Ingredients

  • Butter – Butter adds a light, yet rich flavor.
  • Vegetable Oil – Makes these muffins oh so moist and delicious.
  • Sugar – Granulated sugar sweetens the muffins and a dusting on tops adds a glistening crunch.
  • Eggs – Large egg and egg white.
  • VanillaHomemade vanilla extract or store bought. Either add a hint of flavor to these delicious muffins.
  • Buttermilk – Don’t have buttermilk? Don’t worry! You can learn how to make buttermilk here.
  • Flour – All purpose, no need to sift.
  • Baking Powder – The leavening agent to make this easy quick bread rise.
  • Corn Starch – Softens the proteins in the flour for a tender crumb. The secret to bakery style muffins!
  • Salt – Salt brings out the flavors of all the other ingredients.
  • Strawberries – Fresh strawberries blend with the sugar to make these muffins incredibly moist.

Variations

  • Add nuts
  • Add ripe bananas
  • Top with a dollop of Homemade Whipped Cream
  • Substitute almond extract – it compliments the sweet strawberry flavor

How to Make Strawberry Muffins

To see just how easy it is to make strawberry muffins, watch the video in this post!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line muffin tin.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, oil and sugar.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk until combined on low or by hand.
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, corn starch and salt. 
  5. Gradually fold dry ingredients into wet mixture, but do not overmix.
  6. Fold in strawberries. how to make strawberry muffins
  7. Fill muffin tin 3/4 full and sprinkle with sugar. strawberry muffin batter in a tin sprinkled with sugar
  8. Bake 18 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test.
    muffins in oven

Chris enjoys them warm smothered in a little butter, but they’re delicious as is. Hope you enjoy them, too! If you try them, I’d love to hear!

Tips

Use an ice cream scoop for consistent muffin size.

We freeze extras for the girls to enjoy as a snack or add into their lunches. Simply cover in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. Allow to thaw before serving.

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How to Make Strawberry Muffins from Scratch

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Strawberry Muffins

Sweet Strawberry Muffins with a crunchy sugar muffin top.
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 10
Calories: 268kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c strawberries chopped
  • sugar to top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line muffin tin.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, oil and sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk until combined on low or by hand.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, corn starch and salt. 
  • Gradually fold dry ingredients into wet mixture, but do not overmix.
  • Fold in strawberries. 
  • Fill muffin tin 3/4 full and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake 18 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test.

Video

Notes

Freezer Friendly - Simply cover in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. Allow to thaw before serving.
Don't have buttermilk? Don't worry - you can make it with just 2 ingredients! Learn how to make buttermilk here!

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 163mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Originally published April 2018.

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