Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

My sister lives in Maryland so unfortunately, we don't get to see her and her family very often.  My niece turned one in the beginning of May and my sister asked if she could host a small birthday party at my house for her.  Of course I said yes!  A couple of days after they returned to Maryland we got an edible arrangement from my one year old niece, thanking us for helping to make her birthday so special!  Knowing that my kids don't eat melon, my sister ordered an arrangement made of pineapple, grapes, and strawberries....lots of strawberries!  After we stuffed ourselves silly with the strawberries over a couple of days, we still had a few left.  I didn't want them to go to waste, so I found this recipe and made some muffins.  I wasn't sure if my daughter would like them because of the warm/cooked fruit.  But she did like them a lot.....like we all did! 

Fresh Strawberry Muffins
recipe from A Recipe A Day

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
3 tsps sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pans.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.

Makes one dozen muffins.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up!

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