Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

A few nights ago I had a craving for muffins - which is weird because right now nothing sounds good, ever. I thought maybe if I slept it off the craving would go away. The plan failed me and I *needed* muffins. So the next day I was on a mission to make myself some fabulous muffin-y goodness.

Thankfully, for whatever reason, strawberries are SO good right now. It's January… Weird, right? And, I had a bunch on hand.

Naturally, these coffee cake muffins were born.

Full disclaimer: my cravings immediately vanished the second I pulled these out of the oven. However, I was able to subdue the morning sickness long enough to actually enjoy a few. And, they were truly  marvelous. 

The cake was perfectly moist, the strawberries bursting with juicy flavor, and the crumble gave the perfect touch of sweet.
Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins
Yields 12-18 muffins 
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes 

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter, cold
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar

How they come together:
1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
2. Line muffin pan.
3. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
4. Beat in egg.
5. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
6. Slowly add milk and flour mix to butter mixture until fully incorporated.
7. Beat until completely combined.
8. Add about 2 Tbsp of batter (or an ice cream scoops worth) to each muffin liner.
9. Load the muffins with strawberries.
10. In a mixing bowl, beat crumble ingredients until it's crumble-y.
11. Sprinkle crumbles over the strawberries.
12. Reduce oven heat to 350º F.
13. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.
14. ENJOY!
If you can get your hands on some stellar fresh strawberries I suggest giving these a shot. They're easy to whip up, and a nice little change from your typical Cheerios breakfast.

Recipe Source: Living Better Together, Adapted from All My Recipes


  1. They look AMAZING! you took some awesome "food" photos here and I feel like I can smell them from here! I hope your sickness goes away soon so you can enjoy your baking efforts! Well and life too :)

  2. When strawberries come back in season here I will DEFINITELY be making these.

  3. Um YUM! Strawberries are iffy here right now and super expensive to boot but I'd like to try these when they are back in season. I wonder if frozen fruit would work?

  4. DELISH! I bought some strawberries last week that were super good. Expensive, since they are out of season up here, but good!

  5. It's strawberry season in Florida right now and holy moly are they good. I've been eating an absolute ton of strawberries lately!

  6. Man, those look awesome! Sorry you're still not feeling well. Hopefully that little peanut gives you a break soon! :)

  7. Yum! I wish strawberries were good here now. I did make some banana muffins yesterday. I always forget about those! Hope your little one gives you a break with the sickness soon!

  8. So why are they called coffee cake? Just because they pair well with a cup? I love strawberry muffins. We actually have some - strawberries that is. It is almost strawberry season here. Aria requests oranges strawberries butter and chocolate when asked if she wants something from the store ha. All good things!

  9. I love muffins and C loves strawberries so maybe these are something I need to add to the "to make" list!

  10. These look absolutely divine! I'm adding this to my grocery list for this weekend because we desperately need to switch it up over here. Have a fab week!

  11. you are super mom. i don't know how you get so much done in a day!!
    these look heavenly. were making your creamy chicken tacos tonight :)
    (thank goodness for crockpots!)
    please have 100 of these ready for us in april? YUM.

  12. Oh yum! These look and sound delicious!

  13. Mmmmm. Amazing!!! These would be perfect for Mac's nursery school snack next week. Might have to give them a try this weekend! Thanks for the recipe - pinning now!

  14. Adding these to my list of things to make when I'm off this diet. Already drooling... only 27 more days!


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