Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Strawberry Muffins

The strawberries in these muffins were supposed to be sitting atop a strawberry shortcake gone bad that I attempted to make over the weekend. Without going into detail, let's just say that there was much batter overflowage, lots and lots of smoke, and an oven that needed several hours of cleanup. (Hey, at least I didn't have to call the fire department!)

That left me with strawberries that really needed to get used before they went bad. Luckily, Cathy over at Noble Pig posted this recipe just in the nick of time.
Strawberry Muffins (with my modifications)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (she used regular whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 eggs
1 cup fat free sour cream (she used non-fat vanilla yogurt)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon buttery sweet dough flavoring (this was my add-in, optional, but quite tasty)
Coarse sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place muffin papers in 12-cup muffin tray and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Whisk together the flours, sugar and baking soda. Stir in the chopped strawberries.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream, butter and extracts. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture until all is incorporated.

Divide the batter among the twelve muffin cups. Sprinkle with coarse sugar (if using.)

Bake for 18-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Remove pan from oven and transfer muffins to cooling rack to cool completely.
You could swirl mounds of whipped cream on top of these and pretend they're strawberry shortcakes. Much. Healthier. Strawberry. Shortcakes.


noble pig said...

Buttery sweet dough flavoring...I have no idea what that is but I want it! Sounds like they turned out great!

Mags said...

They were awesome Cathy! I got the buttery sweet dough flavoring from King Arthur Flour but I've seen it other places online as well.

Happy cook said...

Wow these are one of the best strawberry muffins i have ever seen. I am sure bokmarking this to make them.

stephchows said...

mmmmmmmmmm you know me and muffins! They look beautiful!! And sound delicious :) Sometimes mistakes end in a very tasty way :)

Moogie said...

You had me at 'muffin'. They look delicious and your presentation is beautiful.

Mags said...

Happycook...Yes, make them. You'll love them!

Steph and Joann... I think we all have a muffin problem, don't you? Thanks for the kind comments!

Debbie said...

I saw these also on Cathy's blog and they looked so good. Yours look wonderful too!!! I want to try makin thems since I never used whole wheat for a strawberry muffin!

Tessa said...

Buttery sweet dough flavoring? What an odd item! These look deliciously healthy!

Mags said...

Debbie, the whole wheat pastry flour really does a nice job at keeping them light... not quite so dense as with regular whole wheat flour.

Tessa, it is an odd item! It kinda gives the muffins that "bakery made" flavor... that's the best way I can describe it.

Jane said...

Your muffins look great! I saw your potato soup on Potato Ho Down-I'm looking forward to trying that one, too.
I love the name of your blog--does it mean that there IS life after fifty? You see, I have only a few months left until I hit that milestone and I'm NOT looking forward to it! Any tips?!

Mags said...

Thanks Jane!

Any tips I might have regarding turning 50? Yes, keep a bottle of wine handy at all times...lol

(It actually wasn't as bad as I thought)

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Thanks for visiting my site!

These strawberry muffins look wonderful! I like that you used whole wheat pastry flour... sounds delicious!

Mags said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jen!

thecosmiccowgirl said...

these look delicious--i heart anything with berries! i must try them before strawberry season ends. thanks!

Mags said...

thanks cosmiccowgirl!

Lee Family Blog said...

I just made these and they are absolutely wonderful. I followed almost all of the same substitutions and will definitely make them again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Mags said...

Lee Family.... I'm so happy that you enjoyed them. Thanks for commenting.

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi :-> I just posted about us baking these muffins, and how the trail of the recipe came through you. You can see the posting here --> http://thebzhousethatlovebuilt.blogspot.com/2011/06/strawberry-muffins.html.