Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

It’s no secret that I like to serve fun treats for breakfast.  If it’s made with whole grains, is low in (natural) sugar, can be served with fruit and/or eggs, and will keep my family nourished and full for at least two hours before they start asking for a snack or lunch, I consider it a breakfast food.  Don’t get me started on my frequent rant of “who decided store bought donuts, honey buns, fruit loops, or other sugar-filled negative calories are a part of this balanced breakfast????”

You’ve already been informed of my Giant Breakfast Cookies, Breakfast Cake, and Homemade Poptarts.  I’ve also shared that I occasionally serve homemade apple pie or peach cobbler for breakfast.  Filling and wholesome, less sugar than drizzling syrup over a pancake = breakfast of champions.  (Or at least of my boys, who I consider to be champions, without a doubt.)

While strawberries have been in season, from time to time, I have served Strawberry Shortcake for breakfast.  It’s made with whole wheat and honey, and topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.  If that’s not breakfast, I don’t know what is.  My boys agree, of course.

Recently, I decided to bake my Shortcake batter in muffin cups for a fun twist.  It was super easy. I made them the night before, and had a great breakfast to present to my family the next morning.

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Find the recipe here.  Instead of spreading the batter in a pan, scoop it into 10-12 well greased or paper-lined muffin cups.  Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.  Serve with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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What are some “treats” you serve for breakfast? 

(And by the way, we enjoy the occasional Krispy Kreme when we’re visiting family or friends.  It’s fun -just not a regular occurrence at our house. )  :)

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  1. says

    These look yummy Laura. Thanks for sharing. Strawberries are finally in season here in Michigan. No more yucky California strawberries for us.
    Sorry I missed Gratituesday this week. We actually had a birth so I had been up since Monday. This is Baby W for me! I posted a picture of the baby and me on my blog this morning. Blessings and thank you for the post about the syrup. Next time it goes in the fridge for me!

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  2. Tammie says

    How funny that you posted this recipe today! I just asked my 4-year old granddaughter last night what her favorite kind of muffin is and she gave what I thought was quite an imaginative answer: “STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MUFFINS”! Guess I know what I’ll be making today!

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  3. Dana Delaney says

    Looks yummy and I love how you add in the required, “umm, remember that we are humans, and are therefore not perfect, and here is an example.” sentence at the end of so many of your posts!

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  4. Hillary says

    Fun Breakfast! Here’s another one…We got the idea from you to buy a corndog maker and this morning used it to make pancake dippers (breakfast sausage cooked in ww pancake batter). The kids loved them, thanks for the fun idea of getting the corndog maker!

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    Laura Reply:

    Love this!

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  5. Kristin says

    Actually, my husband is out of town this week for work, so the girls and I have had peach shortcake for lunch a couple of days. I just gave them 2 veggies, some plain yogurt and a glass of milk beforehand. I figure the shortcake counts as our grain and our fruit. There is organic sugar in the whipped cream, but what’s shortcake without whipped cream.

    We had popcorn for dinner another night while watching a movie. After they ate their 2 veggies, fruit, a piece of cheese and a glass of milk of course. It’s fun to mix it up a little when Daddy is gone!

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  6. Barbara says

    I made these this afternoon and served them after dinner – they were delicious! I make my whipped cream with cream from coconut milk & add a smidgen of your vanilla. I’ll be making them again tomorrow to serve with dinner that I’m taking to another family. Too good not to share especially since we have yummy strawberries here in Michigan.

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  7. Marty B says

    My son declared these the best “cupcakes” this morning. He doesn’t care for strawberries on them but had some for breakfast without the berries actually on it. I think they would probably be good with chunks of strawberry mixed into the batter as well. :) Thanks!

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  8. says

    This is a great idea for breakfast. It even looks very yummy and what more, it is healthy too. I could last the whole morning without eating anything else when I have this for breakfast.

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  9. Karen Harrison says

    Got family coming for a quick visit tonight! I just found what I want to make for dessert! (maybe we’ll eat the rest for breakfast tomorrow! – if there is any left!)

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