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Strawberry Muffin Recipe

30/05/2020 (Last Updated: 02/05/2022)

Finally a super simple Strawberry Muffin recipe! These are super moist, filled with fresh strawberries, and can be made in minutes by hand or with a mixer. They’re like ME-TIME in a patty pan, just add a hot mug of coffee or tea. 

Muffins on display for strawberry muffin recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Fresh strawberries in muffins are such a good combo, it’s a wonder they’re not more popular. The crumb on these is so delicately crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, it’s all you want in the perfect muffin.

P.S. Prefer baking cookies instead? Try our amazing chewy almond cookies or homemade ginger kisses!

Six strawberry muffins in their patty pans and tray.

What are Strawberry Muffins? 

A perfect blend of fresh strawberries in a light and fluffy vanilla based muffin. It’s a nice simple muffin recipe that’s whipped up in a few minutes then it’s straight into the oven.

We learnt this strawberry muffin recipe in Bologna, Italy from favourite chef Roberta. Working from her treasured handwritten recipe, we soon whipped up a batch of these unassuming little muffins in their sugary dust jackets.

Roberta could see us hovering by the oven door watching the magic take place. I remember lifting my hand only for it to be swatted away. ‘Tsk tsk’ said Roberta, never open the oven when baking dessert. Otherwise, the baking power will fly away and the dessert will go floppy!’ Good tip.

If you’re anything like us you’ll be right there at the oven door too, watching avidly as the muddy little puddles of muffin rise into pillowy soft cushions of goodness.

All we can say is: resist! It will all be worth it in the end. Promise!

One final piece of advice from Roberta: ‘Cook with your heart and you can’t go wrong.’

What You’ll Need

A baker’s delight! We have simple ingredients in this recipe, just make sure you’ve got an egg, milk, butter and fresh strawberries in the fridge! For other ingredients it’s just flour, sugar baking powder and vanilla essence.

If you have self-raising flour on hand, you can easily make strawberry muffins with no baking powder. Use the same amount of flour as plain flour.

If you only have plain flour on hand and no baking powder, you can add in 1/2 tsp of baking soda with 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar.

Ingredients for strawberry muffins laid out ready to cook.

How to make this simple Strawberry Muffin recipe:

Let’s start by pre-heating the oven to 180˚C (360˚F). (Plus, a little pro-tip from Roberta – if your oven is capable, set the humidity to 10%.)

Pop your flour, sugar and baking powder into a small mixing bowl. Give it a quick stir and leave a hole in the middle.

Putting in all the dry ingredients into bowl for strawberry muffin recipe.

Next, crack the egg in the centre and add the vanilla essence before mix it through just a little. Pour in half the milk and mix again, then add the remaining milk and mix one more time. Finally add in the melted butter and combine, stirring thoroughly for a minute or two (or on low to medium speed if using a mixer). 

Mixing batter for muffins in bowl.

Now it’s time to add the strawberries! Fold them through gently with a wooden spoon so they stay nice and chunky.

Folding in fresh strawberries to muffin batter.

Carefully spoon your muffin mixture into patty pans, filling each 3/4 to the top for nice tall muffins. Pop them in the oven to bake for around 25 minutes or until gorgeously golden brown.

Spooning muffin batter into patty pans.

Wandercook’s Tips

  • Always use an egg stored at room temperature when baking or making desserts.
  • Avoid splattering the sides of the patty pans with the muffin mixture. They’ll look neater and more delicious once cooked!>
  • Stack at least two patty pans per muffin, as this will help to retain the shape of the muffin when cooking.
  • Don’t overfill your muffin pans, if you fill them to the top, they’ll overflow while baking.
  • If using a mixer, you can also decide to put all the wet ingredients in first and mix then gradually add in the dry ingredients. Both ways work!

FAQs

What flour should I use in this strawberry muffin recipe?

Bakers flour or fine “00” flour works well, otherwise just regular plain flour is fine. If you have self-raising flour, use the same amount but omit the baking powder.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Sure! I’d recommend leaving them at room temperature to thaw on paper towels. This will allow any extra water to be absorbed and not make your muffins too wet!

Can I cook strawberry muffins without baking powder?

Yes. If you have self-raising flour on hand, you can easily make strawberry muffins with no baking powder. Use the same amount of flour as plain flour. If you only have plain flour on hand and no baking powder, you can add in 1/2 tsp of baking soda with 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar. Here’s some more substitutes for baking powder.

Variations & Substitutes

  • You can use the same base for the recipe and change up the strawberries to other berries such as blueberries or blackberries.
  • If you don’t have fresh berries, you could try substituting by mixing through 1-2 tbsp of jam.
  • Feel free to add in a handful of chocolate chips for a little extra sweetness.
  • You can halve the amount of strawberries and add in one small banana chopped for a nice variation.
  • Try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon for a spice kick!
  • Leftover strawberries? Use them up in this deliciously easy no-churn strawberry ice cream or tasty tres leches cupcakes.
Strawberry muffin close up dusted with icing sugar.

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Strawberry muffin with bite to show the inside.

Easy Strawberry Muffin Recipe

Finally a super simple Strawberry Muffin recipe! These are super moist, filled with fresh strawberries, and can be made in minutes by hand or with a mixer. They're like ME-TIME in a patty pan, just add a hot mug of coffee or tea. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $5

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Let's start by pre-heating the oven to 180˚C (360˚F). (Plus, a little pro-tip from Roberta – if your oven is capable, set the humidity to 10%.)
  • Pop your all purpose flour, white sugar and baking powder into a small mixing bowl. Give it a quick stir and leave a hole in the middle.
    150 g plain flour / all purpose flour, 125 g white sugar, 8 g baking powder
  • Next, crack the egg in the centre and add the vanilla essence. Mix it through just a little. Pour in half the milk and mix again, then add the remaining milk and mix one more time. Finally add in the softened butter and combine, stirring thoroughly for a minute or two (or on low to medium speed for a mixer). 
    1 egg, ½ tsp vanilla essence, ½ cup milk, 25 g butter
  • Now it's time to add the strawberries! Fold them through gently with a wooden spoon so they stay nice and chunky.
    8 strawberries
  • Carefully spoon your muffin mixture into patty pans, filling each 3/4 to the top for nice tall muffins. Pop them in the oven to bake for around 25 minutes or until gorgeously golden brown.

Video

Recipe Notes

Cook’s Tips
  • Always use an egg stored at room temperature when baking or making desserts.
  • Avoid splattering the sides of the patty pans with the muffin mixture. They’ll look neater and more delicious once cooked!
  • Stack at least two patty pans per muffin, as this will help to retain the shape of the muffin when cooking.
  • Don’t overfill your muffin pans, if you fill them to the top, they’ll overflow while baking.
  • If using a mixer, you can also decide to put all the wet ingredients in first and mix then gradually add in the dry ingredients. Both ways work!
FAQs
  • What flour should I use in this strawberry muffin recipe? Bakers flour or fine “00” flour works well, otherwise just regular plain flour is fine. If you have self-raising flour, use the same amount but omit the baking powder.
  • Can I use frozen strawberries? Sure! I’d recommend leaving them at room temperature to thaw on paper towels. This will allow any extra water to be absorbed and not make your muffins too wet!
  • Can I cook strawberry muffins without baking powder? Yes. If you have self-raising flour on hand, you can easily make strawberry muffins with no baking powder. Use the same amount of flour as plain flour. If you only have plain flour on hand and no baking powder, you can add in 1/2 tsp of baking soda with 1/2 a tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar.
Variations & Substitutes
  • You can use the same base for the recipe and change up the strawberries to other berries such as blueberries or blackberries.
  • If you don’t have fresh berries, you could try substituting by mixing through 1-2 tbsp of jam.
  • Feel free to add in a handful of chocolate chips for a little extra sweetness.
  • You can halve the amount of strawberries and add in one small banana chopped for a nice variation.
  • Try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon for a spice kick! 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Muffin Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
116
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
19
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
26
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
112
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
89
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Kerri-Ann
    20/09/2022 at 8:58 pm

    Just made these today. They had a nice taste and were quite sweet. The batter definitely doesn’t make 12 muffins though. It was a bit of a stretch to make 7. I would have doubled the batter if I knew it only made 7.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      22/09/2022 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Kerri-Ann, results and amounts will vary depending on muffin tray sizes and how much batter is placed in each pan. We made these on the weekend and got 12, so it really just depends. Next time you’ll have to do a double batch. 😉

  • Reply
    Laurence
    11/09/2022 at 5:35 pm

    Hello, I’m about to try the recipe with blackberries and strawberries leftovers, I’m just wondering if anyone tried with soy or almond milk? My kid is intolerant to milk and eggs, but fine with a small about when baked, but I don’t want to add too much milk if it works with different type?

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      12/09/2022 at 4:01 pm

      Hey Laurence, that should be find to sub with any milk at a 1:1 ratio. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jo
    12/08/2022 at 7:47 pm

    Hi, can these be frozen ? They look lovely, I’m going to give them a go

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      15/08/2022 at 10:51 am

      Sure can! Pop them in an airtight container and they’ll be fine.

  • Reply
    Island girl
    04/07/2022 at 3:29 am

    I am about to make these muffins but realized that while it says above in the description “The crumb on these is so delicately crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, it’s all you want in the perfect muffin.” Yet.. it has no crumble mention for the top . What is meant by this?

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      04/07/2022 at 9:31 am

      Hey, good question! When we talk about the crumb of the muffins, we mean the texture of the overall muffin – not a crumble topping. Although, you can definitely create a streusel type topping if you wanted!

  • Reply
    Tilly
    11/06/2022 at 6:59 am

    5 stars
    Gorgeous muffins. Even better with raspberries rather than strawberries. I was surprised at how little butter is used in these, and no oil! Much healthier than the usual recipes. The family loved them. Quick and easy to make. Love them!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      11/06/2022 at 1:59 pm

      Awesome Tilly, so happy you enjoyed them. We’ll have to try with raspberries next time! 🙂 Yeah, we love how little butter and sugar there is, but you still get so much sweetness from the berries. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lynsey
    02/05/2022 at 6:42 pm

    Hi there! How many muffins does the recipe make? I see it says 12 but in the video I noticed a 6 hole muffin tray?

    Thanks so much!

    L

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      05/05/2022 at 5:38 pm

      Heya! It makes 12, we just showed 6 in the video as we had two 6 pan trays. 🙂 You could technically make only six if you want bigger muffins and fill the pans up higher, but that’s completely up to you!

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