Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Best Strawberry Muffins

Bill actually said these were the best muffins I have ever made. 
We had some strawberries nearing the end of their life cycle. I decided to pop them into some muffins.

This recipe is adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. 
It is from the very vintage cookbook that we got as a wedding present.
 Bill and I are very vintage.

I used the Nut Bread recipe but added fruit instead of nuts.

Nut Bread
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking posder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup half and half
3/4 cup water
1 egg
1 heaping cup of fresh strawberries  - washed and cut

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease bottom of muffin tin
Mix all ingredients except strawberries by hand or with a hand mixer.
Gently fold strawberries into the mix.
Spoon into muffin tins.
Back until wooden tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean - about 20 minutes.
This made about 17 muffins.

Serve warm and slathered with butter.

I blame my grandparents for this overwhelming need to put butter on food that is already delicious.

They were from Wisconsin - the dairy state. Margarine (Oleo) was against the law.

I worked very hard to get a bite with teeth marks.
Unsuccessfully, as you can see.
Images with teeth marks really annoy me.
I don't need to see teeth impressions.  They are not an additional incentive to bake something and they kind of gross me out. Too many teeth impression photos are floating around Pinterest, in my opinion.
These muffins freeze well. Just pop them on a plate and let thaw.
Slather with butter and eat.
Have a wonderful Saturday!


  1. Looks like strawberry shortcake in a muffin. My kind of wonderful. Will be trying this weekend.

  2. Katie, Oh yummy. I love muffins and scones. When my sister and I were very young....she gave a Tupperware party, the gift for selling so much was a wonderful Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. She still has it and had made many wonderful dishes. she is a good cook. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie