Fresh Strawberry Muffins

I was craving a muffin…a nice, fresh, light muffin.  You know I’m not opposed to muffins out of a box (I love them actually!) but this time, I wanted one from scratch.  But when I say scratch, I mean easy enough to whip up with two toddlers sitting on the kitchen counter helping.  This recipe just fit the bill.  My daughter asked why we didn’t put frosting on a muffin?  Hmmm…good question…I won’t tell if you don’t.  A little vanilla frosting could only make things better :).
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1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners.  Combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl and let it sit together at least one hour (this will allow the strawberries to get all juicy and yummy).
In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy.  Slowly beat in eggs one at a time.  Stir in vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Slowly stir flour mixture into butter mixture until incorporated.  Fold in strawberries and all the liquid from the reserved bowl.  Spoon into prepared muffin tin.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Allow to rest in pan 5-10 minutes before removing.
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  • Tiffany April 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Perfect for Spring! I love strawberries.

  • StephensFamily April 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    These sound delightful!

  • Emily April 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    These muffins sound perfect for a summer brunch. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Brannan's July 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Just found your blog and I can't wait to try a lot of these recipes! I was about to make these but wanted to check the sugar. Do you use 3/4 cup in the muffins or 1/4? It said divided then had the whole amount so i wanted to double check!! Thanks!!!

  • Mix and Match Mama July 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Hey Brannans! You caught my typo! I corrected the error, so it should make sense now. Thank you so much for asking. This is what I get for blogging at 4:30 AM! Have a blessed day!

  • LauraElise March 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I made these the other day using my electric mixer & the batter turned out really thick/lumpy?? I went ahead & baked them, but the muffins weren't smooth & they tasted a little dry. I followed the recipe exactly, so I'm not sure what went wrong? Any suggestions?

  • Mix and Match Mama March 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I'm so sorry you had trouble with these muffins! The batter is thick…but the result should still be delicious. I'm not sure what went wrong with your batch???

  • LauraElise March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Well it makes me feel better that the batter is supposed to be thick. I'll try them again!

  • Samantha September 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    These are baking in my oven right now! Looks delicious! Love your blog!

  • Anonymous January 30, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Can the strawberries and sugar be placed in a bowl overnight or would that be too long?

  • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

    You can let them sit overnight but they'll be really soft. Your muffins won't have as many big chunks of strawberry in them because when you go to mix them up, they'll incorporate more due to the strawberries being so soft.