Strawberry Cream Muffin Recipe (And My Best Muffin-Making Tip)

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You might remember when I posted this recipe three years ago. Now that it is strawberry season again and I am a tiny bit strawberry focused (or sure, we can call it obsessed if you prefer) – I decided to re-post this for you now.

This Strawberry Cream Muffin is so delicious, you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast or snack. Take note that the sour cream in these muffins makes all the difference in how moist and delicious these are. Can you use milk or coconut milk (to make them dairy free) instead? Yes. But they will likely turn out just a little bit dry. Just eat them fresh out of the oven and you’re golden.

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Strawberry Cream Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat flour (I prefer freshly ground soft white wheat in these)
  • ½ cup sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
Instructions
  1. Stir together flour, sucanat, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add oil, egg, and sour cream, mixing well.
  3. Fold in strawberries.
  4. Scoop batter into 12 well greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
  5. Bake in a 375° oven for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Strawberry Cream Muffin Recipe

Now my best tip of all: Mix up the batter and freeze it to make your muffin baking/dish washing life easier! Then all you have to do is grab your frozen muffin batter cups out of the freezer, put them into muffin cups the night before you want to bake the muffins, then stumble into the kitchen in the morning and put them into the oven!

The Easiest Way to Make Muffins

I’m loving these Silicone Muffin Cups, by the way. I’ve been using them for a few months now and they make freezing muffin batter so easy! Plus I love that I’m saving money on paper liners. Read more details about this simple time and money saving process here.

Have you tried freezing muffin batter? How about silicone cups? Can’t wait to hear how you like the Strawberry Cream Muffins!

P.S. We have not one but two weddings we are heavily involved in this weekend! Starting yesterday, we have been/are running from party to shower to rehearsal to set up to other rehearsal to wedding to getting hair fixed to wedding. If you didn’t follow all of that, don’t worry. I have it all scheduled down the the minute on my calendar. All that to say, you have no idea how happy I was when I found some frozen muffin batter cups in my freezer on Wednesday. I tossed them at my kids to make for their breakfast Saturday. Perfect!

Comments

  1. Jamie says

    Going to try these right now! Hubby got called in to work late tonight and I’m trying to stay up and wait for him. These look awesome!

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  2. Kristin says

    I have 2 lbs of fresh picked raspberries I just put away in my freezer….I’m gonna substitute the strawberries in this recipe with the raspberries and I think it will be yummy too! Thank you for this recipe! I will be baking these for breakfast this weekend!

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  3. Kristin says

    I forgot to ask my question in my previous post….sorry! If I substitute honey for sugar or sucanat, do I need to cut down on the sour cream or melted butter? Thanks!!

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    Laura Reply:

    Just go a little less on sour cream and you should be fine. :)

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  4. Debbie says

    In the instructions it says, “add oil, egg, and milk.” I assume that should be sour cream instead of milk?

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    Laura Reply:

    Oops, yes I need to edit that. I changed my recipe idea mid-writing. :)

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  5. Laura M says

    These were tasty this morning. Thanks for the recipe! I like the idea of using sour cream instead of milk. I actually used plain yogurt because we had it on hand. Very moist! We will be making again. Thanks!

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  6. Laura M says

    These were tasty this morning. Thanks for the recipe! I like the idea of using sour cream instead of milk. I actually used plain yogurt because we had it on hand. Very moist! We will be making again. Thanks!

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  7. Charity says

    We are just about to make these. I love your recipes. They are so simple and I nearly always have everything on hand!

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  8. Kathy says

    Your comment, “you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert,” made me chuckle. We have an on-going conversation at our house about why we can make essentially the same thing, and if we call it a cupcake it’s a dessert, but if we call it a muffin it’s okay for breakfast. Same thing with cake/coffee cake. So what’s the difference? With some recipes I would say there is less sugar for the “breakfast” items, but that’s definitely not always true.

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  9. Phyllis says

    New song for Laura (to tune of “Muffin Man”):

    “Oh, do you know the Muffin Mom,
    The Muffin Mom, the Muffin Mom?
    Oh, do you know the Muffin Mom?
    She lives just down the street!”

    (Or adapt last 4 words to taste!)

    :-)

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    Laura Reply:

    Perfect song for this week! :)

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  10. Gretchen Mosetter says

    We are a dairy free family… do you think I could substitute oil for the butter and almond or coconut milk for the sour cream? Thanks! Looks yummy!! :)

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I think that would work just fine. :)

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  11. Cindy says

    When you make muffins, do you often double/triple/quadruple your recipes? Does the liquid measure stay the same? I’ve read it can be hard to multiply some recipes due to that factor…

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    Laura Reply:

    I usually double the recipes, and I double it straight across without adapting the liquids in any way. :)

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  12. Cindy says

    Another question – if I use frozen strawberries, should I defrost them first (enough to chop up, or ALL the way?). Just curious if it would affect baking time, if they were still somewhat frozen…

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    Laura Reply:

    You can defrost them just enough to chop them.

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  13. Joy Hall says

    If I use unbleached white flour for this recipe, do I have to adjust the recipe any?

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    Laura Reply:

    I think you’ll be able to follow the recipe as is. Maybe start with a little less sour cream because whole wheat flour tends to need more liquid than white.

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  14. Rebekah Renee says

    Laura, I just recently made banana bread and instead I used the batter and made mini muffins instead of bread. They were yummy

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  15. Cindy says

    I made these in the last couple of hours. Mine rose beautifully, but after cooling, they fell in the middle. I only baked 18 min (and my tester came out clean) but I think I’ll try 19 min next time. I used an egg substitute, so I’m not worried about my family getting sick from “underbaked” muffins. They were VERY moist, to the point that my husband agreed they were a bit underdone. However, I also used frozen strawberries – I defrosted them in the microwave for about 15 seconds, then chopped them up. Some of the extra “moist” in the muffin was probably from the strawberries finishing defrosting while baking. I also used homemade yogurt (not strained, so more the consistency of non-Greek) instead of sour cream. We all enjoyed the flavor, so I’ll just bake an extra minute next time, and hopefully all will be well. I also only did one batch, just in case we didn’t care for them.

    When I made the chocolate chocolate chip muffins, we thought they needed a little more sugar (I probably reduced it from the recipe, as I usually do, just a little), so I was glad I didn’t make double or triple of the recipe.

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  16. Teresa says

    Question; Could you use almond flour as the sub. for whole wheat?

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    Laura Reply:

    I think so, but I’m not sure it’s a one-for-one substitution. I have played with almond flour some, but not enough to know how it converts for each recipe. :)

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  17. ellen says

    I have been looking for a strawberry muffin recipe. Made these last night, and I don’t think they turned out right. ughhhh.. I only had white flour, and used regular white sugar, and used margarine,(didn’t have butter, and have never tried coconut oil) wonder if this was the reason these didn’t turn out right….. UGHHH.

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  18. Erin says

    Yumm! I made these last night. I have a different strawberry muffin recipe that uses oats that you blend to make oat flour. I like the added nutrition with the oats so I used my homemade oat flour instead of the wheat flour. I also used honey and coconut oil and fresh strawberries. I kept all the measurements the same and they came out so moist and tasted Awesome. Thank you! This will be a staple for us so i will have to try your freezing method.

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  19. Kristin says

    Just made these muffins with my daughter and they were delicious! I thought about substituting whole milk yogurt for the sour cream, but wondered if the muffins would have the same creaminess. I used white whole wheat flour and was pleasantly surprised to see how light in color they came out. They will be a perfect nut free snack to bring to preschool this fall. I find preschoolers who usually eat refined white flour to be a little skeptical of whole wheat.

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    Cindy Reply:

    Kristin, thanks for the idea of preschool snacks – in fact, they would be a good idea for kindergarten snacks too.

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  20. Cindy says

    I shared this recipe with a friend, but when I came on here to find it, your search engine didn’t find it (at least it wasn’t in the top page worth of finds). I had to go through your home page and keep scrolling down until I found it.

    Wonder why that happened?

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  21. Joy says

    I made these for breakfast on Father’s Day & served them topped with whipped cream & blueberries. We drank milk with them. Yummmmmy! I think I found another “family favorite” recipe. I want to make this with other berries too.

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  22. Karen Hieb says

    I just made these today, with some adaptations for what I have on hand. They’re really yummy! Thank you for giving me a way to use up the last of my sour cream in a whole-wheat muffin recipe! I used brown sugar instead of sucanat. I didn’t have quite enough sour cream, so I supplemented it with some Greek yogurt. The batter seemed really stiff, so I added a couple of splashes of milk to help it to blend better before adding the fruit. I used frozen blueberries instead of strawberries, plus I added about a half cup of chopped pecans. They took probably close to twice as long to bake, but they’re not at all dried out. They’re very moist and flavorful, and I like the fact that they are sweet, but not overly sweet. Much of the sweetness seems to come from the blueberries. Thank you for sharing your adventures in the kitchen, Laura. You’re giving me some great ideas for my own kitchen adventures, too! :-)

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  23. Luz says

    Hi Laura,
    I was wondering you could share your link to all the muffin recipes you have? I know I saw it somewhere but I can’t seem to find it:/ I wanted to try to freeze some muffin batter to keep in my freezer since I work at a school(not as a teacher) and my 2 kids and I are starting on the 8th of September! This would save a lot of time! Also need to look at what else they like that I can make ahead and freeze! They are very picky kiddos and can’t make them try anything new:/ thanks!!

    Luz

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    Laura Reply:

    Here’s a list of 23 muffin recipes! http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/23-great-muffin-recipes-free-printable-zoo-animals-muffin-toppers

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  24. Christine says

    How do you clean your silicone muffin liners? I tried hand washing. I have a difficult time getting the food out of the cracks. If I put them in the dishwasher they get a strange white powdery residue on them that does not wash off. I’ve even put them in the washing machine and they still do not get clean. Thanks for your tips.

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    Laura Reply:

    I just hand wash, using my fingers to work the food out of the cracks. At this point, mine aren’t completely clean like they were as new, but it doesn’t bother me. I’m a “good enough” kind of girl. :)

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  25. Shannon says

    Hey Laura, do you have any tips for cleaning the silicone muffin cups. I got some for Christmas, but if I make a “juicy” muffin, like blueberry, they seem to stick in the fluting of the cups and it’s really hard to get out. I hand wash them, but then when they dry I see all the crumbs that I missed. Just thought since you use them so much, you’d have some handy tip for me.

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    Laura Reply:

    I hand wash. Mine are no longer perfectly clean because it is hard to get every nook and cranny, but a little residue doesn’t bother me. :)

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    Shannon Reply:

    Well, that’s kind of what I decided too. I wonder if they made them without the flutes if they’d be easier to clean. Maybe I’ll write the company. ;)

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    Suz Reply:

    I use silicone muffin pans that are just like regular muffin tins (6 to a “pan,” not fluted) – so you don’t get all the fun shapes but they are super easy to clean!

  26. Linda says

    I have held out using the silicone cups, because I’ve been concerned about leaching of chemicals into the muffin. (what kind of chemical? Well, I have no idea) — I was just holding out until I researched it. Just wondering if you’ve looked into this, or no?

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    Laura Reply:

    I have looked into it quite a bit and silicone seems to be safe to use!

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