Cooking | Scrumptious Strawberry Muffins

by , posted on February 13th, 2014 in Cooking, Valentine's Day




scrumptious strawberry muffins

This year’s Valentine’s Day is very special. Why? Because our oldest has outgrown her allergy to strawberries. I’ve never seen a kid so happy. Chocolate covered strawberries and towers of delicious strawberry shortcakes will taunt her no more. To celebrate, we’re whipping up a big ol’ batch of scrumptious strawberry muffins for breakfast. Yum!

If the kids are helping you cook, have them measure out all the ingredients. You can work in some math by giving them a 1/4 or 1/2 cup measuring cups or spoons and having them add the fractions together to make whole numbers.

You can also help them develop their fine motor skills by cutting up the strawberries, beating the egg and whisking together the wet ingredients. Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

1/4 cup melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 cup buttermilk

1 cup chopped strawberries

1 Tbsp softened butter
1 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp rolled oats

Step 1
Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.

Step 2
Place strawberries in dry ingredients. Toss to coat strawberries.

Step 3
In a medium sized bowl, mix together wet ingredients.

Step 4
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix it. Over mixing kills a muffin’s soul making it hard and bitter. Don’t be a muffin soul killer.

Step 5
Divide batter (it’ll be thick) across 12 paper-lined muffin/cupcake tin. The batter will be super thick. Don’t be afraid to pile it high. As the saying goes, the higher the muffin batter, the closer to heaven. Or something like that.

Step 6
Work softened butter, sugar and rolled oats together until it forms a coarse mixture. Place a small amount on top of each muffin.

Step 7
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Step 8
Slather with butter and enjoy the strawberry goodness.

scrumptious strawberry muffins

For more strawberry Valentine’s Day goodness, check out these Cupid Arrows + Strawberry Smoothies.


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2 Responses to “Cooking | Scrumptious Strawberry Muffins”

  1. stacy Says:

    February 14th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Attempting these right now for my little Valnetine’s! Adapting so they’ll be gluten free … and full of chocolate (hey it is Valentines!) will keep you posted on how they turn out. My moth has been watering since yesterday

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    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Chocolate!! Brilliant idea. Kicking myself for not thinking of it. Guess that gives me a reason to make another batch tomorrow.

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