Strawberry Muffins Recipe

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Strawberry muffins are the perfect make-ahead summer breakfast.  These strawberry muffins get their all-natural flavor from both fresh strawberries and freeze dried strawberries.  Every bite bursts with strawberry flavor!

Stack of strawberry muffins surrounded by fresh strawberries on a red gingham tablecloth.

I made these strawberry muffins for my contribution to this month's Taste Creations Blog Hop.  Be sure to check out all the other amazing strawberry recipes from my blogger friends down at the bottom of the post!

Strawberry muffins surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden cutting board.

When developing this recipe, I wanted to create a strawberry muffin that would have real, vibrant strawberry flavor in every bite, not just when you were lucky enough to run into a piece of strawberry.  It experimented a bit and found that my favorite muffins combined both pureed fresh strawberries and freeze dried strawberries to deliver intense strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Muffins Recipe:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or just vanilla)
  • large sugar crystals for the tops of the muffins (optional)
  • approximately 10 large, fresh strawberries, hulled
  • approximately 1 cup of freeze dried strawberries

Strawberry muffin ingredients on a wooden cutting board on a white marble surface.

Why use Freeze Dried Strawberries in the Strawberry Muffins?

  • I absolutely love using freeze dried fruit in baked goods.  It adds an intense punch of real fruit flavor without messing with the liquid content of the recipe.  
  • You could certainly substitute diced fresh strawberries for the freeze dried strawberries in this recipe.  Just be aware that you might have to adjust your cooking time to account for the added moisture from the fresh fruit.

Buttermilk and strawberries being blended in a blendtec blender.

I wanted my strawberry flavor to be in every bite of muffin, so I blended my fresh strawberries with the buttermilk before mixing my muffin batter.

Strawberry muffin batter in a clear bowl on a white marble surface.

Mix wet ingredients together.  Add the rest of the ingredients except for the freeze dried strawberries, and mix well.  Add the freeze dried strawberries and mix until combined.

Strawberry muffin batter in a lined muffin tin, surrounded by fresh strawberries.

Scoop batter into lined muffin tins. (The recipe makes a batch of 24 muffins, so you'll need two standard muffin tins.)

Coarse sugar being sprinkled on strawberry muffin batter.

I like to sprinkle the tops of my muffins with coarse sugar crystals.  The sugar adds a nice little crunch on the top of the muffin, and a little bit of sparkle.

Baked pan of strawberry muffins surrounded by fresh strawberries.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  

Strawberry muffins surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden cutting board on a red gingham tablecloth.

I love anything made with berries, and these strawberry muffins are going to be a breakfast and snack staple in our house all summer long.

Strawberry muffins surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden cutting board.

And since it only takes about 30 minutes start-to-finish to make these delicious homemade muffins, they're easy to keep on hand for happy snacking.

Strawberry muffin on a small white cake plate on a red gingham tablecloth, surrounded by fresh strawberries.

What's your favorite kind of muffin?

Printable Strawberry Muffins Recipe:

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Be sure to check out the other amazing strawberry recipes in this month's Taste Creations Blog Hop:

Mom Home Guide:  Mason Jar Strawberry Cheesecake

Our Good Life: Strawberry Champagne Smoothies

An Italian in my Kitchen: Strawberry Cannoli

Nemcsok Farms: Strawberry Cream Cake

Other Muffin Recipes You Might Like:

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