These muffins are the such a great breakfast, snack or even a dessert. It's a great summertime food. Although you can use frozen berries in it, I prefer fresh, you can use frozen in a pinch. Your batter will definitely be more pink though, as those frozen berries will bleed more than fresh.
As with any baked good, it's better to have everything ready before you start. This is called Mise en place. It's difficult to make a quality baked good without doing this, especially with quick breads. Everything needs to come together quickly, for optimal quality!
Start by creaming your butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla.
Next, we'll alternate the dry ingredients and milk. Careful not to overmix as you do this.
Fold in the strawberries.
Bake until lightly golden browned and a toothpick inserted comes clean. Careful not to over bake or it will dry out.
We served our's for breakfast with scrambled eggs and fresh cherries. It was pretty perfect!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups strawberries, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Prepared baking pans. I used square brownie pans, but you can use regular cupcake pans if you prefer. Grease well for easy release.In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.Mix butter and sugar with hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla. Mix only until blended. Next add ½ flour mixture. Mix until almost blended, no more than 10 seconds. Add in milk and blend again until almost blended. Again, no more than 10 seconds. End with the last half of the flour mixture. Mix until blended. Last, fold in strawberries. Scoop into pans. Place in oven and bake until a toothpick inserted comes almost clean. Remember, they will continue to bake even once they are removed from the oven. Remove and cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from the pan.Allow to cool as long as you can stand it, these smell really good!!Next, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!