Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Strawberry Muffins with a Streusel Topping

It's not very often you hear of strawberry muffins - or so just about everyone who tried one has said... but... they have always so said - these are absolutely delicious! :)

I had a quart of strawberries that were just about to go bad so I wanted to use them all up and therefore came up with this delicious recipe!

Strawberry Muffins

2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats (a heaping 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 quart strawberries, diced finely
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup canola oil

Streusel Topping:

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoons cold butter

Preheat oven to 425. Lightly beat eggs; stir in milk, sour cream and oil. Add remaining dry ingredients and lastly fold in strawberries. The mix is rather thick. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray (or use muffin liners). Fill muffin cups. Prepare streusel by adding first 4 ingredients and cutting in the butter. Top muffins with streusel mixture and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Allow them to cool in muffin tins for 10 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.

These muffins really are a tasty treat but I think I would make one alteration. Rather than using the sour cream, I think would use vanilla or strawberry yogurt; but I didn't have any on hand.

Try them out and let me know what you think! :) Now's the perfect time to be using strawberries in all your recipes seeing as they are in season!

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