Ah, there is just something about spring that positively enchants me. It is full of beauty, with new flowers, better weather, more sun and just lovely sunshine. As I type this, I am currently experiencing frostbite to my fingers with this 66 degree weather in South Florida (okay, maybe not frostbite, but I am freezing wearing flannels, a hoodie and a blanket over me. I am so tempted to jump back into bed).
With all this commotion of great weather and beautiful days, I crave beauty in other ways as well. Think spring dresses and honestly, spring food. What is spring food exactly you may ask?
Well, spring food is just that: the food we eat in the springtime. For me, that consists of light and creamy soups, airy croissants for breakfast (with maybe a tad bit of chocolate inside), lots of berries and fresh muffins. Muffins so fresh that they are homemade instead of store bought.
Muffins that are homemade WITH berries, and are airy just like croissants. Yep, homemade muffins full of strawberries specifically are some of my favorite spring treats that just make me happy and excited for the days to come. They are so incredibly delicious for breakfast or dessert!
These strawberry muffins are what dreams are made of. Let me tell you, they are simple, full of flavor, very light and airy and the strawberries can be canned if you want them to be, but I prefer fresh for a better taste. One of my favorite things to do is to sprinkle these with some sugar over the top when I am done pouring them into their muffin tins to give them a crystalized look and amazing crunch when you bite into them later.
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg…
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
- 3 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamonCream butter and sugar.
- Add egg and mix well.Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
- Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture.
- Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.Spoon batter into muffin pans.Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.
- Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.Makes one dozen muffins.Fresh Strawberry Muffins