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Perfect Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Perfect Strawberry Muffins Recipe
How to make perfect strawberry muffins with a lightly spiced batter and fresh strawberries. Jump to the Strawberry Muffins Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
Perfect Strawberry Muffins Recipe

PREP 10 mins
COOK 20 mins
TOTAL 30 mins
These light and airy strawberry muffins are very simple to make. We love adding a light spice to the batter with cinnamon and finely ground black pepper. The black pepper is a little unusual, but by adding just a small amount it lifts all the flavors in the muffins. Feel free to leave it out, but we highly recommend it.
Makes 12 muffins

YOU WILL NEEDMUFFINS
  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour, we use Gold Medal
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup (80 ml – 120 ml) milk, reduced fat or whole milk are best
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces strawberries, hulled and diced (about 1 cup diced)TOPPING
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 standard-size muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and the black pepper in a large bowl until well mixed.
  3. Using a measuring jug that holds at least 1 cup, measure out the vegetable oil. Add the egg then fill the jug to the 1-cup line with milk (this should be 1/3 to a 1/2 cup of milk). Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and whisk until blended. Pour into the bowl with flour and stir with a fork until just combined. Do not over mix. (The muffin batter will be quite thick — see note below for more details). Stir in the strawberries.
MAKE TOPPING
  1. In a small bowl, stir 1 tablespoon of sugar with a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla then set aside.
TO FINISH
  1. Divide batter between the 12 muffin cups. (The batter will come close to the tops of the paper liners). Lightly sprinkle vanilla sugar topping over muffins.
  2. Bake muffins until tops are golden brown, no longer wet and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with crumbs, not wet batter; 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
ADAM AND JOANNE'S TIPS
Frozen strawberries: Thaw frozen strawberries then dice. These can be substituted for fresh strawberries in the recipe above.
Storing: These are best eaten the same day. Overtime, they loose their crunchy top. We’ve found it best to place them in a plastic bag, seal, and store in the fridge for to 2 to 3 days then warm just before eating. To freeze muffins, wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place them in freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Batter Thickness: The batter should be thick and scoopable — not runny and not dry or extra thick like bread dough. If the batter is too runny, add flour, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency. If batter is dry or too thick, add milk, a tablespoon at a time until correct consistency.
Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. We assumed reduced fat milk.
NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 muffin / Calories 180 / Protein 3 g / Carbohydrate27 g / Dietary Fiber 1 g / Total Sugars 15 g / Total Fat 7 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 16 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher