Apr 18, 2008

Strawberry Muffins

I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of strawberry.

Everytime I go to the grocery store,
Strawberry is always my last choice of fruit that I'll bring home with,
I haven't bought any strawberries for at least a year.
If I saw strawberry cake and chocolate cake on the menu,
Chocolate will be my immediate and final answer.

So how come I'm making strawberry muffins today?

My friend brought a giant box of strawberries to my house,
(Shouldn't my friend know better about my taste? >_<")
Right after I saw these little red things in the fridge,
My brain started to think,
It's trying to figure out a way to make those strawberries disappear,
Disappear in a breakfast-friendly way,
40 minutes later,
Strawberries turned strawberry muffins!-

Ingredients (for 8)?

1/2 stick of butter (melted, in room temperature)
1/2 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg
1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of backing powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of chopped strawberries


First let's preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheits.

When I'm baking something,
I like to get the dry and wet ingredients ready first,
And then mix them in the end,
It just makes life much easier for me.

So first just combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt in a big mixing bowl,
Have another mixing bowl ready, add milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract in it.
Since we're using fresh chopped strawberries here,
Go ahead and prepare the fruit first and set it aside.

Now move on to the mixing part,
Mix the dry ingredients well, and pour in the chopped strawberries,
Give it a slight stir,
Have to be gentle here because we don't wanna mash the strawberries.
Meanwhile, mix the wet ingredients well, and pour the mixture into the dry ingredients.
Stir it till everything's combined nicely.

Have a muffin tin ready with 8 paper muffin cups in it.
Pour in the mixture and back for 25 to 30 minutes,
Or till slightly browned on the top,
I used a six muffin tin and saved the remaining mixture for a small round baking pan-

My whole house smells like strawberries now,
Maybe next time I should give strawberry dessert a try when I eat out.

Cindy's Rating: 6


  1. I really like your post on the muffins! The photos look very great.
    It's the first time I left a comment here...but I have been reading your blog for about 6 months now :).

  2. To wsl98787~
    Really?! 6 months?!?!
    Wow, I'm so glad you finally left a comment here,
    Thank you for your support!
    I'll keep on making yummy food!

  3. Those are so cute! How can you not love strawberries? They are SOOO good! Your muffins look awesome!

  4. To Lina~
    Thank you,
    Haha I don't know, never a big strawberry fan.
    I think I only "love" it when I'm having champagne!

  5. And they are beautiful!! Yes they are!

  6. To Noble Pig~
    Thank you so much!
    I tried to eat the muffins with honey, it tastes even better!

  7. gorgeous muffins!

    me too! i normally don't choose anything strawberry if there's chocolate...hmmm except if the strawberries are totally dipped into chocolates hehe

    i just made sweet potato muffins...in a rectangular tray T_T

  8. To mochachocolate rita~
    Mmmmm yum! sweet potato muffins!
    I've never worked with sweet potato before, maybe I should give it a try sometime!

  9. I love strawberries! Maybe you haven't had good ones? I didn't realize I liked Papaya until I had them in Hawaii...wow what a difference.

  10. To Jessica~
    Papayas in Hawaii,
    Mmmm I wanna give that a try too!
    By the way,
    I haven't bought any papayas for a long time too (but I do like it tho).

  11. Me like just about anything. You put it in front of me and i eat it. I know i'm a glutton.
    These look good! I sure it smells delicious. :-)

  12. To Zen Chef~
    Ha I guess I'm picky at times,
    But I'm always open to try anything that's edible! (maybe non-edible too?)

  13. I find that the strawberries that the grocery stores carry are often pretty flavourless. But the local strawberries from the farmers market during strawberry season are so good and full of flavour. These muffins look really good!

  14. Thanks for the recipe idea. For some reason I never thought of using strawberries in muffins. But these look and sound great - I'll have to try this the next time I have some.

  15. To Lori~
    No problem,
    You can use some honey and reduce the amount of granulated sugar,
    Or use mixed berries instead of strawberry only,
    Let me know how it goes!