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Jam-packed with juicy berries, these strawberry muffins with crisp, golden tops are as pretty as they are delicious.
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
How To Make Strawberry Muffins
Begin by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
Whisk well and set aside.
In a small bowl, toss the strawberries with two teaspoons of the flour mixture.
Toss well and set aside 1/2 cup of the strawberries for topping the muffins.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.
Beat to combine.
Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk.
Add the strawberries to the batter.
Fold to combine.
Spoon the batter into a lined muffin tin.
Top with the reserved berries and turbinado sugar.
Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden and set. Then let the muffins cool in the pan for about 25 minutes.
Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool completely.
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Jam-packed with juicy berries, these strawberry muffins with crisp, golden tops are as pretty as they are delicious.
- 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
- 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.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
- 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).
- With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture in three separate additions, alternating with the milk and ending with the flour.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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I only have sliced frozen strawberries on hand. Can I use them in this recipe?
Yes, Emilie, this will work with frozen strawberries. Enjoy!
I just made these muffins and we love them. I substituted 2/3 cup honey for the sugar and reduced the milk to 1/4 cup. They came out fluffy and moist and delicious.
I made these for the first time with my daughters and they came out great. The recipe was easy to follow and delicious.
Might be a silly question, but for a small batch would it be as simple as cutting recipe right in half?
Yep — hope you enjoy! 🙂
I was very happy to find a recipe for strawberry muffins. They turned out great (even with thawed from frozen berries and regular brown sugar on top), and I will definitely be making them again.
A vegan version can be made w/this recipe…turned out great! I substituted w/plant based butter, 1 chia egg + 1 flax egg, & oat milk. The almond extract made these extra yummy. Will definitely make again!
I (a novice baker) made a big rookie mistake while making these and totally forgot to do my wets and dries in separate bowls. Realized halfway through cracking my eggs into the flour, froze up and eventually decided in for a penny and threw everything into one bowl. Luckily for me the baking gods were smiling down today and these turned out very well! They are very thick and moist, not a very ‘cakey’ crumb but that could be down to my error and they got nice and crisp on top regardless. I agree with others that even if it seems like too many strawberries, trust the process – it’s going to be delicious.
The almond extract in this recipe really intruiged me, but I didn’t notice it at all in the final product. If I make these again, I might add more!
I have an almond allergy. Would you just substitute the almond extract for more vanilla extract? Thank you!
Yep – enjoy!
I substituted the almost extract for vanilla as a 1:1 ratio and it’s incredible! I will say that the strawberries in mine made it super gooey and seemingly undercooked when the cake was totally cooked. Not sure how to fix that part but the vanilla instead of the almond is still delicious.
Just omit the almond extract!
How would I adjust this recipe if I wanted to make them in a mini muffin pan? I don’t know enough about baking to do this, haha!
Hi Cassie, You’d just need to modify the baking time. I’d start checking them at 10 minutes (make sure you use paper liners). Hope you enjoy!
Amazing muffins. As an alternative, I also like to loose the almond extract and add 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
I am always nervous when recipes say don’t overmix. How do you do it? When I try to gently fold it still takes a while to get rid of all the flour bits. My muffins end up either too dense/don’t rise or they have chunks of uncooked flour in them :/
Hi Rina, You can avoid overmixing by stopping as soon as you can no longer see the ingredient that you’ve just added (because it’s combined with the other ingredients). Hope that clarifies!
These are so good I just had 2 in a row and will probably go have a third while I wait for the second batch to cook. Love how easy they are to make and will definitely be making some adjustments with different seasonal fruit! Thank you for the beautiful layout and easy-to-follow recipe!!
Delicious muffins. Used strawberries that were not tasty enough to eat plain, but didnt want to waste. Loved the sweet strawberry taste. Will make them again! Mine didnt have the nice crown that the picture did. They flattened onto the pan making them harder to remove.
Beautiful strawberry muffin…. I’ve made many recipes before. By far this is the best muffin recipe I’ve ever made. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Already made your Blueberry muffins twice and turned out fantastic. Easy and delicious. Right now I have a batch of strawberry muffins in the oven. Can’t wait to taste them. Waiting is the hard part. The smell in my kitchen is heavenly!!
These are amazing! I’ve tried a lot of muffin recipes and these are special. Nice sweet crusty top, high-rising, works well with whole wheat flour, uses lots of strawberries. My new favourite. Thank you!
I made these but added milk and dark chocolate chips and sprinkled brown sugar on top. My daughter said they were the best muffins she ever had!
How much milk?
Hi Melissa, you’ll need 1/2 cup of milk.
I made these last night. They were wonderful. Very light and moist on the inside and crunchy on the top I liked the addition of the almond. I think I would double the amount the next time. Delicious
Everyone loved these. Will make again.
These were amazing. Wow. So good. Followed the recipe exactly.
These muffins turned out amazing! Love the idea of sprinkling some flour on the cut strawberries – this step makes a huge difference! I reduced the amount of sugar just a little to suit my family but these are always a huge hit!! A perfect way to use up some of the frozen strawberries we had picked in the summer!!
How will this recipe work with frozen strawberries?
Hi Laurel, It will work just fine. Hope you enjoy!
Do frozen strawberries need to be defrosted for this recipe?
No, it’s fine to use them from frozen. Hope you enjoy!
Made these today and are OK. Strawberries tasted sweet but when cook in muffins, not so sweet. I’ve never cooked with diced strawberries, usually almost a puree in cakes, so is this unusual? My guys loved them1
Hi Ellen, that’s unusual as if they were sweet on their own, they should’ve still tasted sweet in the muffins. Glad you’re family enjoyed them nevertheless!
Can I make and store half of the batter beforehand? I have a six muffin tin.
Hi Karen, if you’re planning on baking the first 6 muffins and then immediately baking the second 6, that’s fine but I wouldn’t let the batter sit any longer than that as the muffins won’t rise well when you go to bake them. Hope that helps!
I’ve tried this recipe three times, and they never seem to bake completely. I’ve followed the recipe to the letter, but the stumps are always wet and falling apart after coming out of the oven. I also haven’t been able to make them rise, despite using fresh baking powder and ensuring they’re not over mixed. Do you have any idea why this might be occurring? Otherwise, they’re extremely tasty, so I’d like to get it right.
Also, can this recipe be converted to be baked in a loaf pan?
Hi Sarah, Sorry you’ve had a problem with the texture of these. Are you removing them from the muffin tin after 25 minutes of cooling? If not moisture can form and make them a little mushy. And I’ve never made these in a loaf pan, but I think it should work. I’d lower the temp to 350 and start checking for doneness at about 45 minutes. I’d love to hear how it turns out if you try it!
Yeah, I actually set a timer for 25 minutes to make sure they cooled and we’re removed adequately. Not sure what’s going on.
I made the recipe in a loaf pan, and baked at 350. It ended up taking 55 minutes, but it turned out much better than the muffins did! I’ll make it that way from now on. 🙂
Hi Sarah, the issue with your muffins is kind of a head-scratcher for me (but I’m glad you’ve found another way to bake it that works)! 🙂
I’m not sure if this might be it, but I’ve had wet muffins when I’ve tried to shortcut dicing strawberries… I basically minced it and the strawberries were way too mushy, resulting in soggy muffins.
these muffins were absolutely delicious so easy to make
The muffins were dry and not even tasty. what a waste of ingredients. strawberries are so gawd damn expensive.
I just made these and totally disagree. They were moist and absolutely delicious!
I made these last week for a beach day with friends and children (I had strawberries to use up and this recipe looked the best after a trawl through other recipes online) They were sooo good that they vanished in minutes and I’m making more 5 days later so my family can have some!
I like that it’s essentially a sponge mix and I’ll probably switch it around to keep it seasonal in future. Thank you for posting it!
Thank you for this delicious recipe. They are so tasty and I love the crunchy sugar topping. I added some white chocolate chips to mine as they were screaming out to me from the cupboard. I couldn’t wait for them to cool to try one. Scrumptious.
This has become a family favorite! Made exactly as written. The almond extract adds a wonderful and subtle depth of flavor. Texture is cake-like. Excellent riff on the classic Jordan Marsh blueberry muffin recipe. Yum!!
Hello Jenn, thank you for your strawberry muffin recipe, I made it for the first time and they are delicious. Of course I shared with my neighbors who like sweets like me and my husband. I used my 9 muffin pan. I fill 8 but they are a full size. I will definitely be making this recipe again for sure.
I followed this recipe exactly as written and the muffins were fabulous – moist and delicious. I was able to get 14 good sized muffins instead of 12 but that just meant more for us to enjoy. My husband and son loved them as well and I will definitely make these again.
So good I just made these. Thank you for the recipe and to be clear I don’t bake
Amazing. I’m on my third muffin now.
I had strawberries that weren’t as sweet as the family likes so I found this recipe. Wow! These muffins are so moist and delicious. The only hard part was dicing the strawberries but it’s worth it. Thanks for a great recipe!
I have tried a number of recipes this spring, attempting to find a solid one to keep. And with some tweaking, I believe this recipe may be it.
So what did I tweak?
I substituted the butter with butter flavored crisco, because I like how it holds better. I also did not use any sugar on top, as I will add a light cream cheese frosting and I like the rise on top.
I found that using small pieces of strawberries works best, and a very small dusting of flour does seem to help separate. And I found that the almond (although I love it’s flavor) almost seems to cancel the vanilla, so I may work with that also.
I have had a hard time finding a recipe that has a good texture for strawberry muffins, and I like this.
These muffins are VERY good. We have houseguests coming and they will enjoy them too. This indicates that prep time is 20 minutes. It took me appr. an hour. Washing the Strawberries, cutting them into small pieces, getting all your ingredients ready and beating with a mixer. Not complaining here but being realistic. But they’re worth the time!
Great recipe and freezes well. I substitute 160g each of fresh milled Kamut, spelt, and soft white wheat for the all purpose flour. The muffins are nice and fluffy and dense at all.