When summer arrives the first thing we look forward to is picking fresh berries. The first berries to come into season here are strawberries. I love making Strawberry Muffins with freshly picked strawberries, so delicious!
Strawberry Muffin Recipe
This strawberry muffin recipe is my absolute favorite. I love that it doesn’t taste super sugary but mostly like sweet strawberries. The little strawberry bits throughout the muffin give such a nice texture to it and gives the muffin a nice color.
My little family love these strawberry muffins so much that I usually make two batches at a time and freeze one of the batches so that they can enjoy some later on. They thaw rather quickly on the counter or when they absolutely want to eat one right away, we put it in the microwave for 45 seconds. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
1 2/3 cup of strawberries chopped into small pieces
2/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F
- Place the chopped strawberries into a large bowl and mash them with a fork.
- Stir the sugar with the mashed strawberries and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes.
- Place baking cups in a 12-cup regular muffin pan. NOTE: The recipe makes 10 muffins
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon with a whisk until everything is blended together.
- Once the strawberry and sugar mixture has stood for 15 minutes, stir in the oil and eggs with a wooden spoon until well blended.
- Gradually add the dry mixture (flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon) to the strawberry mixture using a wooden spoon to mix everything together.
- Using a ice cream scoop, fill the baking cups with the strawberry muffin batter. You will notice that there’s just enough batter to fill 10 cups. (Remove the extra baking cups.)
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Use a toothpick to determine if they are completely cooked. If the toothpick comes out clean (with no batter), the muffins are ready.
- Remove the muffins with the muffin pan and place on a cooling rack.
How to store strawberries for use later in the year
Since we LOVE strawberries, we also make sure to keep some in the freezer for use throughout the year. What we like to do is go pick strawberries first thing in the morning (before it gets too hot). When we get back home we twist off the stems (since they are freshly picked, the stems come right off with a twist). We placed the berries in a small mixing bowl which holds about 2 cups of strawberries (we use the bowl as a way to measure the amount of berries we are storing). Once the bowl is full, we place the content into a large freezer bag and place it directly in the freezer.
We currently have 21 bags in the freezer. I wanted to at least store 18 bags. Since we have access to fresh strawberries until August, we will not touch our frozen strawberries until September. Then I figured we would use two bags per month September until May since June strawberry season starts again. 9 months x 2 bags = 18 bags
With strawberries in the freezer, we will be able to make all sorts of things with strawberries all year!
We will do the same thing with blueberries once the season starts. I’m not too certain about raspberries though, I have done it in the past, however I just don’t enjoy picking them. haha I love eating them though!
Strawberry Muffins Recipe using fresh strawberries
I really hope that if you try out this delicious Strawberry Muffins Recipe that you will like it as much as we do here! Don’t forget that you can easily make it and freeze the muffins for later on too! :)
Have you been out to pick fresh berries yet? Have you baked anything? Do you store berries for use throughout the year? I’d love to know!
Oh… psst.. since it’s summer after all.. maybe you’d like to check out my Cafe Mocha Frappe Recipe, I also have a kid-friendly version too!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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