Monday, February 13, 2012

Strawberries 'n Cream Muffins

Hello all,

I wasn't going to post again until Valentine's Day but I whipped these up this past Friday and they came out so wonderfully that I couldn't not share it with you all (please ignore the English major using double negatives).

I pinned a recipe for Strawberry Mug Cake awhile back and I had the urge to test it out, and my roommate offered to pick the strawberries up for me while she stopped at Costco. Why I didn't realize that this would be entirely too many strawberries is beyond me, but now I was stuck with them.

So what do I do with the extra strawberries? Turn them into muffins of course!

Did that really surprise anyone? Other than the fact that the post has the word muffin in the name, probably not. I believe we've established I have a bit of muffin mania. It's quite alright, genius is often mistaken for madness.

I am also proud to say that these are entirely my own creation, which makes me even more excited to share it with you. The use of heavy cream gives the muffins a nice touch of sweetness along with a crumbly texture that is melt in your mouth yummy. The addition of white chocolate chips sure didn't hurt either.

These are great just as an any-day indulgence but with Valentine's Day swiftly approaching, I thought this would be great to share as a quick fix for a sweet gift for someone special.

In case your more in the Whoopie Pie mood for the holiday, check back Tuesday for Pink Velvet Whoopie Pies!

Happy Baking!

Strawberries 'n Cream Muffins Via Yours Truly
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 heaping cup chopped strawberries
1 egg
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line/grease one 12-cup muffin pan.
2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. 
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, egg and cream.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in strawberries and white chocolate chips.
5. Fill each cavity of the pan 3/4 of the way full with batter and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  1. Oh my! This reminds me of Spring! We just had our first snow fall last night and now it's Winter-y white and cold outside.. Thank you for sharing - it's like a little bit of sunshine :)

    1. Thanks CrunchyCreamySweet!

      That was definitely what I had in mind; this flip-flopping of weather is driving me crazy! I just want Spring and Sunshine :)

  2. Gimme, gimme!! What a yummy looking muffin. My kids and I love strawberries majorly. I think they would go "ga-ga" for these little beauties! :)

    1. Thanks Curry and Comfort!

      Definitely plan to bake up a few batches for you and your little ones then - these went way quicker than I planned :D

  3. Fabulous idea! Adding these to my list of things to make!

    I can't wait for summer, strawberries and champagne ;)

    Liam @

    1. Thanks Liam!

      And I agree, who can say no to a combination like strawberries and champagne? :D

  4. These look fantastic! I'm going to try them out asap! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks Jodie!

      Hope they work out as well for you as they did for me :D

  5. For what it's worth, I occasionally use double negatives and I was (gasp!) an English major too. The muffins are the bomb--thanks for sharing them in advance of V-Day!

    1. Thanks Cucina49!

      Us English majors, always wanting to be proper heehee.

      Oh and I hope you (and whoever you share them with) enjoy them as much as we did! :D

  6. What a great idea for Valentine's breakfast!

    Catherine @ FEST
    Click here to enter my anthropologie kitchen tools giveaway.

    1. Thanks Catherine!

      :D Hope you get a chance to try them out for yourself.

  7. These look delicious! It may be my imagination but the strawberries truly look like little hearts ;)

    Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself
    Latest: Healthiest Natural Sugars Muesli Bars

    1. Thanks Choc Chip Uru!

      You know, now that you mention it I see it too! Added bonus :D

  8. You can never have too many strawberries. These look delicious!

    1. Thanks Emily!

      And agreed - never heard of such a thing as too many strawberries. ever. :D

  9. These are beautiful and sound delicious! Nice job! :-)