If we had to pick a favorite muffin, these would be it. Honestly, if you've not tried any of our muffin recipes, you simply must bake up at least one batch of these. Over the past couple of weeks, we've made these
Our recipe is based on one quickly scribbled down out of a magazine (so long ago that I can't remember the source) with our usual healthier-version substitutions; not only did we reduce the sugar, we added an entire extra cup of strawberries because if one cup is good, two has to be better!
Strawberries & Cream Muffins
makes 12 amazing muffins :)
2 c. organic strawberries
2 t. lemon juice
1.5 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. organic sugar
2 t. aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. real sour cream
1.5 t. real vanilla
powdered sugar (optional) for topping :)
*To avoid confusion, please note that the following photos represent a double batch.
Preheat oven to 400F and line muffin tin with paper baking cups. Slice strawberries into a large measuring cup or bowl and stir in lemon juice; set aside.
Measure flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl and whisk to blend; set aside.
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Measure sour cream and vanilla into a medium bowl; add egg (ignore the second egg unless you decide to make a double batch, too).
Whisk wet ingredients together before slowly whisking in the melted butter.
Add sour cream mixture to dry ingredients...
Fold together until only a small amount of flour remains...
Then add strawberries and...
...gently fold to combine.
Fill muffin cups with batter.
Bake in preheated oven about 15 minutes or until lightly browned; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done.
Cool for five minutes in muffin pan before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired -- makes them look pretty, no?
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