Strawberry Muffins


Strawberry Muffins from fivelittlechefs.com An easy delicious recipe to use up those fresh softer strawberries about to go bad.. #strawberry #muffin #recipe

We are HUGE strawberry fans! When they start showing up in the grocery store we get so excited. We purchased a big package, but after a couple days they seemed to be not as firm. Strawberry Muffins is a great recipe to use up those softer strawberries you are still wanting to consume. This recipe is easy for Little Chefs.

The first step is to cut the strawberries into small pieces. The softness of the strawberries makes it easy for even Little Chef D to cut successfully. Strawberries are one of her favorite things to cut. She is always first to volunteer! Combine the strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar. The sugar will cause the strawberries to magically make a syrup. Leave the bowl alone for an hour and you will be surprised! If you would like to speed up the process you can microwave the strawberries and sugar combination for 30 seconds. While you are waiting for the syrup to magically appear go play or do some homework. This is the longest part of the recipe!

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When the syrup has magically appeared you can preheat the oven and really start the baking! In a medium bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar. When it is light and fluffy you know you are ready to move on. Beat in the eggs one at a time then add in the extracts. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients; baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and flour. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then add the strawberry jam to give it a little more strawberry flavor. Carefully add in the fresh strawberries with the juice and mini chocolate chips.

flourSpoon the batter into a greased muffin tin. These are dense muffins and do not rise very much. We filled each cup a little more to over compensate so they would still be tall. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. You know they are done when you touch the tops with your finger lightly and they spring back.

cutstrawberrymuffinSpread some butter on the warm strawberry muffin and enjoy! If you have some leftover make sure you refrigerate them for only a couple days. My Little Chefs are a HUGE fan of these muffins. Little Chef Dad does not like the addition of the chocolate, he would rather we left that ingredient out. If we make them especially for him we will remember that!

Strawberry Muffins from fivelittlechefs.com An easy delicious recipe to use up those fresh softer strawberries about to go bad.. #strawberry #muffin #recipe

Strawberry Muffins

Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped small fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside for about 1 hour. To speed up the process microwave for 30 seconds before setting aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Grease muffin tin.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and strawberry extracts. Combine the baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, flour and strawberry jam. Add in the fresh strawberries with juice and mini chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

11 Replies to "Strawberry Muffins"

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    Elena April 18, 2013 (2:12 pm)

    I just left a comment, but I forgot to mention that this recipe sounds sooooo yummy! I’m pinning it now :o) Thanks for sharing!

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    Miz Helen April 20, 2013 (4:08 pm)

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Dana Rodriguez April 22, 2013 (12:49 pm)

    Great recipe!I will be trying this!

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    BetsyPool April 22, 2013 (1:20 pm)

    Fresh strawberries are so good!! I’l have to try these muffins sometime. Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    Lisa April 22, 2013 (8:49 pm)

    We love all kinds of muffins here. This look SO good! Thanks for sharing with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. 🙂

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    The Busy Bee's April 23, 2013 (5:58 pm)

    These sound so great! Thanks so much for sharing at The Busy Bee’s (Thursday party) We are so happy to have you join us!

    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee’s

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    Kaz @ Melting Moments April 24, 2013 (2:46 am)

    These look like fun to make and eat! Yum! We are big strawberry lovers here too!

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    Martha@ Simple Nourished Living April 24, 2013 (4:25 pm)

    These strawberry muffins look yummy. I love homemade muffins and fresh strawberries but have never combined them before. Did make some fun cookies with strawberries a couple of years back that were fun and am in the midst of finishing up a post for strawberry cream cake. I’m so excited that it’s strawberry season again here in Phoenix!

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    Charlene@A Pinch of Joy April 28, 2013 (10:38 am)

    These sound so good! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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