Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Muffins

Here’s the great thing about these muffins, they are made with very little sugar.  They also have cream cheese in the batter for a little protein

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I made these for the kiddos when we were having a little afternoon birthday party last week, and I didn’t want to load them up with sugar right before dinner

 

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I know they look like they’re full of blueberries in these pictures, but the strawberries changed color after baking 😱

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Fresh berries, some carbs to fill you up and you’ve got a tasty treat to get you through the am or pm

 

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All you need is fresh strawberries, the usual suspects for baking, and the 2 bowl mixing method

 

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one bowl for wet, one for dry

 

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each mixed separately and then together

 

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add the berries

 

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and they’re ready for the pan

 

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Top each muffin with a sprinkle of sugar before baking

 

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Prepare to enjoy!

Strawberry Muffins

  • Servings: 12 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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adapted from A Sprinkle of This and That

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1 T half and half cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

2 eggs,

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

dash kosher salt

1/2 cup milk or cream

4 T unsalted butter, melted

2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

1/2 cup sugar, divided

Using 2 mixing bowls, place the flour, salt, baking powder, 1/4 cup sugar and baking soda in one bowl and the cream cheese and extracts, and 1 T milk in the other.  Stir the dry ingredients together and beat the cream cheese with the extracts until smooth.  Add the 1/2 cup milk or cream, butter and eggs to cream cheese and beat to combine.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet, and combine thoroughly into a thick batter. Spoon into cupcake paper lined muffin pan, about 2/3 full.  Top with a generous sprinkle of sugar.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, just until set and beginning to turn golden.  Do not overbake or muffins will be dry.  Makes 12

for another printable version of Strawberry Muffins click here

 

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Enjoy! If you’re in a strawberry mood, you might want to consider several of my other favorite strawberry recipes below Strawberry Margarita Dessert Tacos

 

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Strawberry & Bacon Pizzette

 

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Berry Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette and Monte Cristo Croutons

 

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I hope these recipes will make you BERRY happy!

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Comments
6 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Muffins”
  1. Mary says:

    These look so good Jenna, especially with the addition of cream cheese! I’m wishing I could reach through the screen and grab one for my coffee this morning, I know the kids loved them 🙂

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  2. Lynn says:

    They sound great to me! Gotta say Strawberry Bacon Pizza caught my eye too:@)

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  3. Emily says:

    Yum Jenna, these look delish! Not just for the kids, I would love one of these for breakfast with my coffee. Great recipe.

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  4. Jerusha says:

    These look amazing and are perfect for this spring/summer weather we’re experiencing here in NH. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Thanks Jerusha, my photos don’t do them justice, I forgot to take a pic right after baking and didn’t get to photograph them finished for several days, and they still tasted great, just didn’t look as pretty!

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  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Strawberry Muffins look delicious, I love muffins like this. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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