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Jam-packed with juicy berries, these strawberry muffins with crisp, golden tops are as pretty as they are delicious.

Strawberry Muffins

These strawberry muffins are a great way to use up your spring and summer strawberries. They are a nice change from the usual blueberry muffins and just as delicious. The secret is adding lots of berries to the batter, which gives the muffins an intense strawberry flavor, along with a touch of almond extract to complement the fruit.

For more fruit-filled muffin ideas when strawberries aren’t in season, try my banana muffins, apple muffins, and pumpkin muffins.

What you’ll need to make Strawberry Muffins

ingredients for strawberry muffins

How To Make Strawberry Muffins

Begin by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

combining dry ingredients in mixing bowl

Whisk well and set aside.

whisked dry ingredients

In a small bowl, toss the strawberries with two teaspoons of the flour mixture.

adding flour to the diced strawberries

Toss well and set aside 1/2 cup of the strawberries for topping the muffins.

strawberries mixed with flour

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.

creaming butter and sugar

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

adding the eggs one at a time

Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.

add the almond and vanilla extracts

Beat to combine.

beating the strawberry muffin batter

Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk.

adding the dry ingredients to the batter

adding the milk to the batter

strawberry muffin batter with flour mixture and milk incorporated

Add the strawberries to the batter.

adding strawberries to the batter

Fold to combine.

finished strawberry muffin batter

Spoon the batter into a lined muffin tin.

strawberry muffin batter in muffin tin

Top with the reserved berries and turbinado sugar.

strawberry muffins ready to bake

Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden and set. Then let the muffins cool in the pan for about 25 minutes.

baked strawberry muffins cooling on rackTransfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.

Strawberry Muffins

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Strawberry Muffins

Jam-packed with juicy berries, these strawberry muffins with crisp, golden tops are as pretty as they are delicious.

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off with knife, plus 2 teaspoons more for tossing with strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick or ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2¼ cups diced strawberries, from 1 pint, divided
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners; spray the liners and the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract. (The batter may look a little grainy -- that's okay).
  4. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture in three separate additions, alternating with the milk and ending with the flour.
  5. Toss the strawberries with 2 teaspoons of flour (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom). Set ½ cup of the berries aside. Add the remaining berries to the batter and fold with a spatula until evenly distributed. Do not overmix.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin (an ice-cream scoop with a wire scraper works well here); they will be very full. Scatter the reserved berries evenly over the muffins, then sprinkle the turbinado sugar over the center of each muffin (keeping the sugar away from the edges will prevent sticking).
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden and a cake tester comes out clean. Run a sharp knife around the top edge of each muffin to free it from the pan if necessary (the edges can stick), then let the muffins cool in the pan for about 25 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.
  8. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: These muffins can be frozen for up to 3 months. After they are completely cooled, double-wrap it securely with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place it in heavy-duty freezer bag. Thaw overnight on the countertop.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (12 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 224mg
  • Cholesterol: 52mg

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  • These are amazing! And so easy. Absolutely bakery quality.

    • — Betsy Rapp on September 17, 2023
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  • These muffins are delicious! I usually make your strawberry cake (which I love) but thought I’d try something new. Didn’t have almond extract so used all vanilla and they are great. So moist and tasty. Thank you!

    • — Patricia on September 14, 2023
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  • These turned out great. Whole family loved them. I added blueberries, because I was short on strawberries, and a teaspoon of lemon extract (no almond extract). This will be a go-to recipe going forward.

    • — AM on September 1, 2023
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  • Love these muffins! My family requests these every week for the weekly breakfast muffins. I find the strawberries add a natural sweetness all their own; therefore, I use half the sugar. These tasty muffins are very moist and light and I highly recommend!!!

    • — Donna on August 19, 2023
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  • Best strawberry muffin recipe!

    • — Anu on August 7, 2023
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  • After having made your strawberry cake many times (delicious!), I decided to try something more portable where I could easily freeze extras, so I tried these strawberry muffins. I’m so glad I did; they were amazing! I used coarse sparkling sugar on top for that crunch and it worked perfectly. I baked mine for 25 minutes and they came out perfect! Super soft and moist inside but lightly browned on top. I also use tulip papers so there is no clean up (bonus) and I can remove them from the pan to a rack as soon as they are out of the oven to prevent further/over cooking. I have second pint of strawberries in my refrigerator that I was going to do something else with but now I think I’ll just make a second batch of these! Thanks for a beautiful and delicious recipe, bookmarked!

    • — Kristin M. on July 21, 2023
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  • Delicious! Made these with fresh strawberries picked a few days ago and they were yummy! Didn’t have Turbinado sugar so substituted with maple sugar. Will definitely make again

    • — Denise on July 14, 2023
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  • DELICIOUS, that about sums it up, made exactly as written, doubled the recipe, and new strawberries . I really liked the creamy texture when blending and the way they baked up. Will definitely make again, Thank You !

    • — Rick on July 12, 2023
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  • OMG! This recipe is delectable. Made exactly as described and seriously wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for an incredible way to transform my strawberry purchase!

    • — Christina on July 9, 2023
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  • Okay thank you because these are amazing!! This won me a muffin contest at my work (all in good fun, I challenged the others because I knew this recipe was fire hahaha).

    Some adjustments for my own taste: 1/2 brown sugar 1/2 white sugar is not too sweet but sweet enough. Also I do extra strawberries (almost two cups) and 1/2 tsp almond extract. I’ve done this with an oat crumble on top before and it was so good!!

    I love doing muffins the night before and bake them in the morning. Bake at 425 degrees for 10ish minutes or so, then bring down to 350 for the rest of the time to get those high peaks you see at bakeries. Everyone raves when I make these!!

    • — Shari on July 3, 2023
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  • I was curious to make these since strawberries are a very juicy kind of berry, especially when diced and I’ve been making Jenn’s blueberry cornbread muffins and they are my favs.
    These muffins just came out of the oven and they look great and smell fantastic. I loosened the muffins as per the recipe and tilted the muffin pan to get them out so I wouldn’t separate the tops (another commenter said the tops pulled apart from the rest of the muffins).
    The only thing I did different was I added about a cup of finely chopped praline pecans, tossed with the strawberries. The 30 minute baking time was spot on, they came out with golden crispy tops and the berries were still in sweet/tart pieces. A nice recipe for a morning muffin with French roast coffee.

    • — Marilyn S on July 2, 2023
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  • Is the oven temperature for a fan or conventional oven?

    • — Rachel on June 25, 2023
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    • Hi Rachel, All of my recipes are for a conventional oven. Hope that helps!

      • — Jenn on June 25, 2023
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      • Super moist, really delicious. Will make again . I used oat milk instead of cow milk

        • — Robyn on June 26, 2023
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    • It was delicious. I used silicone muffin wrappers. I didn’t need to spray and had no problems. This is a winning recipe for me.

      • — Merry Hale on August 5, 2023
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  • These are delicious! Exactly the flavor I wanted. Delicate texture, full of strawberry flavor. I reduced the sugar a smidge becasue the berries were sweet, subbed vanilla/almond extract with maple syrup because I’m out of extract and subbed yogurt in place of milk because I’m out of milk. Delicious. Will be saving this recipe! Thank you!

    • — CC on June 23, 2023
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  • I just made these strawberry muffins for the first time and so glad I did. They are delicious
    and I actually had some frozen strawberries I wanted to use so I used them along with fresh and was no problem doing that. Thank you and will certainly make them again.

    • — Shirley VanEykeren on June 21, 2023
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  • I think I might have a different sized muffin pan than you! It would be nice to know what depth pan you have, from the pictures it also seems like your cups are further apart than mine. My muffins overflowed (I noticed that was a problem for some people). I followed the gram measurements because I like to be exact in my baking. I haven’t tried them yet but they smell super good! I guess next time I should try and do smaller amounts of batter.

    • — Lily M on June 21, 2023
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    • Hi Lily, I’m sorry that the muffins overflowed for you! I just looked at my muffin tins and the cups measure 2.75 x 2.13 x 1.38 inches.

      • — Jenn on June 22, 2023
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      • It’s delicious but I think the cooling period was too long for the climate here… Mine ended up with a soggy bottom, but it’s still delicious nonetheless!

        • — Agatha on September 26, 2023
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  • I just made these for the 1st time as strawberries are with us now, for a moment!, and they are delicious. In season local strawberries have incomparable flavor as stand alones but in baked goods they shine. Another winner Jenn. Thank you. And because I have an unorthodox streak I am planning to make these with mango chunks as I have a friend who adores mango and so do I !!

    • — Suzy on June 16, 2023
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  • SO easy, and jammy! Magic happens when the strawberries bake, they almost melt. The berries I had were very ripe so I cut the sugar in half but otherwise followed the recipe. Do not skip the almond it does pair beautifully with the berries and adds such a subtle hint it is lovely! I am going to use this as a base mix and experiment with using raspberries and blackberries next.

    • — Joyce on June 9, 2023
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  • This recipe provided a delicious way to utilize the fresh strawberries that are currently in season. They made a yummy gift to share with our weekend hosts and were much appreciated.

    • — Chris Ann Allison on June 5, 2023
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  • Sooooooo delicious and moist! I added a cup of chopped pecans and folded them in with the strawberries. Yum!

    • — Christina Selfridge on June 5, 2023
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