Thursday, June 17, 2010

5th times a charm

Strawberry season is slipping away.

The stand by our house is about to close, and the strawberries you get right now go bad so fast, it's virtually impossible to eat them all before they get mushy.

We've been experimenting with making strawberry mini muffins. We made some with our friends last week and have since made them four additional times tweaking the recipe each time.

I love that mini muffins bake so fast and since I've prepped strawberries in one cup increments my start-to-finish time is under a half hour now.

I added whole wheat flour (which is probably pretty much nixed health-wise if you add chocolate chips like me).

Strawberry Mini Muffins

1/4 C. canola oil
1/2 C. milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. sugar
1/4 C. brown sugar
1 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1 C. chopped strawberries
1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla
cinnamon sugar
mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Combine all dry ingredients except cinnamon sugar in a bowl.
3. Combine all wet ingredients except strawberries in a separate bowl.
4. Mix dry and wet contents. Fold in strawberries (and mini chocolate chips if you're using them)
5. Scoop batter into muffin pan, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar over batter.
6. Bake for 13 min.


ricebabies said...

Looks so yummy. I went through this muffin baking stage, until my son asked me to stop. ha ha
I am not much of a baker but I like making muffins.

Small Burst said...

I used to live in a part of Ca. where they had fresh fruit and vegetable stands everywhere. I sure do miss them. This looks yummy! I think I'll make this for Father's day breakfast in bed!

lanakae said...

This looks so good! I am going to have to try this reciepe one of these days.