Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Strawberry Muffins

Hospitals are noted for not having tasting healthy treats and so on the afternoon, before we left for surgery the following morning, I took the very last of a box of strawberries and made muffins to take with us --

They were tasty and they were a good addition to the yogurt on my breakfast tray. They satisfied Husband's Jim need for a munchy mid-afternoon after surgery.
I don't bake often with strawberries -- my pies or tarts all use fresh berries. We prefer strawberries raw. But sometimes, I have a few left that are "past their prime" and so it's time for either muffins or bread. Either make a good nosh for afternoon tea or . . . . a good addition to the breakfast yogurt or . . . . .a good nosh when you're wife is in the hospital and you're bored!


2 1/4 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
3 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 c. sliced strawberries

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat eggs. Blend in oil, vanilla and milk. Add liquid to dry ingredients. Stir quickly just until moistened. Fold in strawberries.

Spoon into well greased 2 1/2 inch muffin tins or paper lined muffin cups.

I sprinkled each muffin with vanilla sugar before baking.

Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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Skaggs Family said...

MMM! I love finding stuff that I already have the items for! Looks delish and my 17 mo. old son LOVES strawberries. Can't wait to try this!

Pondside said...

How smart you were to think of doing this. I like my strawberries raw, or in pie, or in cake, or in name it and I like my strawberries in it!

Jacqueline said...

I agree, and then I tried some strawberry muffins this summer and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I split mine open and put whipped cream and fresh berries on and it was one of the best strawberry shortcakes ever.

Allie and Pattie said...

Martha, having been away I missed your posts about your surgery. I truly hope you're on the mend and feeling better every day- you are in my prayers
xoxo Pattie

Mary Bergfeld said...

These sound really wonderful, Martha. They're a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Have a great day. Blessings... Mary

Carol said...

Ummmmm... these sound very yummie and I just happen to have frozen strawberries too. Our berries were so bountiful this year we couldn't eat them fast enough so I had to freeze some...lots actually. But you've given me the perfect use for them now.

Tina said...

They look really yummy. I don't bake much, but YellowBoy does. And we have a strawberry patch. Glad you came through surgery well.

BumbleVee said...

I love to use strawberries in scones and muffins..... mmmmmmm .......

Bernideen said...

I am printing this out for the muffin folder - lovely!

Tracy F. said...

These sound divine! Can't wait to make some.