Last week when I shared our Raspberry Cheesecake bars recipe I mentioned about going to the pick your own farm. Well, when we were there as well as the 2kg of Raspberries we also picked up 2kg of strawberries. Some of them that my kids picked were very ripe and they got soft quickly – but you know what that doesn’t mean that you have to waste them. Instead, I’ve got two recipes – this Easy Strawberry Muffin Recipe and also a Strawberry Mousse Recipe that are ideal for using your overripe strawberries in.

Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer

I love muffins and I have a go-to recipe that I use for the base of all of my fruit muffins – it’s adapted from one my sister-in-law shared with me that her mother used to bake all the time when she was growing up and makes really moist delicious muffins and it’s relatively easy to make as well.


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Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer

This time, it’s a strawberry muffin but come the autumn and our fruit trees are ready I’ll share my apple and cinnamon and pear and ginger versions as well.

Ingredients for Strawberry Muffins

145g Light Brown Sugar

3 egg yolks (keep the egg whites for the Strawberry Mousse)

250ml Buttermilk

125ml Sunflower Oil

1 Vanilla Bean Pod

1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

180g Plan Flour (all purpose)

240g Self Raising Flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

A pinch of ground cinnamon

200g of chopped strawberries

How to make your Strawberry Muffins

Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Into a bowl add the sugar, oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, vanilla beans and egg yolks
  3. Mix till they are all combined
  4. Add in the flour
  5. Mix until combined – it doesn’t matter if it’s lumpy
  6. Add the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder. and cinnamon
  7. Mix well
  8. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin/cupcake papers
  9. Add in the chopped strawberries to your mix and combine
  10. Spoon the mixture into each cupcake case
  11. Place in the oven on the centre shelf for 15 – 20 minutes until lightly golden

Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer

These muffins can be frozen (good luck with there being any left!) simply put in a bag of plastic container and place in the freezer, when it comes time to use take out and defrost for 2 – 3 hours then place in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes at 200C to warm up and freshen. Perfect for a warm breakfast muffin that you can make ahead.


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Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer

Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Perfect summer recipe and ideal for breakfast or a snack. Strawberry Muffins one of the best ways to use up over ripe strawberries this summer
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Course: Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 145 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 egg yolks keep the egg whites for the Strawberry Mousse
  • 250 ml Buttermilk
  • 125 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Vanilla Bean Pod
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 180 g Plan Flour all purpose
  • 240 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 200 g of chopped strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Into a bowl add the sugar, oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, vanilla beans and egg yolks
  • Mix till they are all combined
  • Add in the flour
  • Mix until combined - it doesn't matter if it's lumpy
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda, baking powder. and cinnamon
  • Mix well
  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin/cupcake papers
  • Add in the chopped strawberries to your mix and combine
  • Spoon the mixture into each cupcake case
  • Place in the oven on the centre shelf for 15 - 20 minutes until lightly golden
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Check out our homemade Strawberry Jam Spologers Recipe with our own Strawberry Jam recipe too


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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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