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Friday, June 22, 2012

Strawberry Muffins


We just caught the end of the Ontario strawberry picking season yesterday. It’s so quick, I sometimes miss it.

Because of scheduling issues, my husband and I went without the kids this year. We’ll make sure they come with us when we go raspberry picking next month.

Last year, we used our abundance of strawberries in many different ways. The kids’ favourite way was homemade strawberry sorbet on top of peanut butter cake. You can read more about that here.



Once again this year, I will make a quick and simple strawberry jam in the bread maker. I also plan to make strawberry cupcakes and, of course, freeze any remaining strawberries for smoothies.

After a rainy evening on the soccer field last night, I couldn’t wait to get baking with my fresh picked strawberries. So, I decided to try making strawberry muffins. My kids thought that strawberries were an odd addition to muffins for some reason. They are more used to blueberries and chocolate chips in muffins.


This is a vegan recipe, but the Earth Balance margarine gives these fluffy muffins a nice “buttery” taste. I use light spelt flour, but regular flour would be fine too.  I would probably add some nuts if the kids weren’t taking the muffins to school.

I am a big fan of muffins and I enjoyed one of these babies for breakfast this morning.

Give them a try if you so desire and let me know how it goes.

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Strawberry Muffins


by Joann MacDonald
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast snack bread dessert vegan vegetarian strawberries muffins

Ingredients (12 muffins)
  • 2 1/2 cups light spelt flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 Tbsp sugar for topping
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp egg replacer mixed with 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Line a muffin pan with 12 paper cups or spray the pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup of sugar.
In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the milk, margarine, vanilla and egg replacer mixture until blended.
Add liquid mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
Gently fold in strawberries.
Spoon batter into pan. Sprinkle tops with 1 Tbsp sugar.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife in the centre comes out clean.
Remove from pan and allow to cool some.
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23 comments:

  1. Yummy! i really enjoy your Blog :)

    Wish you a great Weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! I enjoy your blog too! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Looks delicious {I love all berries} & {off topic, but} I adore your shirt!

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    1. Thanks Tabetha! And hey, if you want to go "off topic" to compliment me, I'm good with that. ;) That's one of my new 99 cent thrifted shirts.

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  3. The muffins look amazing! I might just have to try some:)Have a lovely weekend!
    ~Anne

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    1. Thanks Anne! You have a great weekend as well! Joann

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  4. Nothing better than picking your own strawberries!! I'm going in the next few days - strawberries are just starting here!!!

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    1. Have a great time Jill! Let me know what you will be doing with your strawberries. Joann

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  5. Yum, I was actually thinking about trying to make strawberry muffins the other day... I haven't ever had them butI think they sound really good! Now if it were only cool enough so that I'd want to bake :)

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    1. I haven't made them often either, but they are really good! With the air conditioning, I'm okay to bake. :)

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  6. Delicious! I've never made strawberry muffins- these look amazing. You and your hubby look like you're having a fun time here :)

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    1. Hey Ruthie, We had a good time, but he had to do the majority of the picking, because I get dizzy going up and down in the heat, and the strawberries were spaced far apart (at the end of the season). ;)

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  7. I'm sure those strawberry muffins taste as good as they look and what a great idea to freeze some for smoothies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my weekend finds. It was a nice haul of aprons and books. Glad you liked them as well. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed looking at your wonderful weekend finds! Have a good weekend (with more successful finds, maybe?)!

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  8. i want one! i love strawberries and as usual your post made me hungry :) yum!

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    1. You would have to fight my daughter for one! ;) She is the carb queen.

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  9. The strawberries baked into your muffins look so gooey and luscious! I fear I may have waited too long to visit my local u-pick, because I hardly found enough for a decent snack, let alone baking projects. Quite jealous of your harvest.

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    1. What a shame, Hannah. On the plus side, you don't have to wash a whole pile and use them up! :)

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  10. We too were at the farm recently... you came up with a great use for those Strawberries... YUM!

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    1. I finally have them all washed and either used up or frozen! How did you use your strawberries?

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  11. Love this!
    Muffins are always the best to make because they need such a short baking time - the faster they bake, the faster we eat them and the house doesn't get overheated ;)

    Did you say THE END of the picking season?
    I have to check on that - we would still love to go ;(

    xox

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    1. So true! I love muffins. :)

      Strawberry picking is over at the farm we go to. Maybe others aren't done???

      Good luck!

      Joann

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  12. thanks for the yummy recipe! can't wait to try it. How do you make strawberry jam in the bread maker?? I'm intrigued...

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