1.20.2015

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 

Muffins:
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

Crumble:
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

16 comments:

  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 :)

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

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  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?

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  12. Oh yum! These look and sound delicious!

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  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!

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  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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