HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk or half-and-half
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp strawberry extract (optional)
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
Top the muffins with my Old-Fashioned Cream Cheese Frosting
(only make half of the recipe)
whole strawberries, halved (garnish)
powdered sugar (garnish)
PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees. Grease or use paper lined muffin tin; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine eggs, milk, oil and strawberry extract. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix JUST until incorporated (there will be lumps). Fold in quartered strawberries.
Spoon into greased muffin tins and sprinkle tops lightly with white sugar. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar and top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. Nestle a halved strawberry on top and smile. You just created a "good thing."
Strawberry Banana Muffins
add 3/4 cups strawberries and
3/4 cup chopped banana
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
add 1 cup strawberries and
1/2 cup chopped rhubarb
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