Originally published in May 2011, our Strawberry Shortcake Muffins are our #2 most popular muffin with, as of this writing, 753 pageviews -- thank you! Want to know which recipe is #1? Just click here. :)
Since our strawberry patch here in the Pacific Northwest isn't quite ready for picking, we've been enjoying organic California-grown berries for the past few weeks. Not quite as local as we'd like, but they are west coast. :) Looking forward to the nothing-like-it pleasure of freshly picked home-grown berries! Until then, we're more than happy to enjoy the abundance from our southern neighbor.
We're working on a new strawberry muffin recipe to share with you next Monday, but in the meantime, go ahead and get out your muffin tin -- enjoy an oldie but goodie! :)
Strawberry Shortcake Muffins
makes 12 muffins
2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c. organic sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. sea salt
1 t. real vanilla
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 - 3/4 c. milk (raw if you have it!)
1.5 c. fresh strawberries, diced
Preheat oven to 400F; place cupcake papers in muffin pan. Measure flour, salt, and baking powder into a small bowl and whisk together. Cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer then add egg and vanilla; mix well. Using a slow speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk (you may not need to add all the milk - use what is needed to produce a moist muffin dough); mix just until muffin ingredients are blended. Gently fold in fresh strawberries.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full; sprinkle tops of batter with a pinch of sugar. Bake about 20-25 minutes or until muffins are a light golden brown. Cool slightly in pan; carefully remove muffins to wire rack, they will be softer than regular muffins at the bottoms due to the fresh strawberries!
For a strawberry shortcake style muffin, enjoy while warm and even add a little freshly whipped cream! Seriously, it tastes just like strawberry shortcake! Or, allow to cool completely so they firm up. Either way, these are scrumptious!
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