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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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Comments

  • 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!!

    • — Karen on November 9, 2022
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  • 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!

    • — Erica on October 5, 2022
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  • 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!

    • — Jen on September 22, 2022
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    • How much milk?

      • — Melissa on November 13, 2022
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      • Hi Melissa, you’ll need 1/2 cup of milk.

        • — Jenn on November 14, 2022
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  • 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

    • — Pilar on September 19, 2022
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  • Everyone loved these. Will make again.

    • — Lorrette on September 15, 2022
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  • These were amazing. Wow. So good. Followed the recipe exactly.

    • — Joe on September 5, 2022
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  • 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!!

    • — Esther on September 4, 2022
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  • How will this recipe work with frozen strawberries?

    • — Laurel on August 21, 2022
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    • Hi Laurel, It will work just fine. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 22, 2022
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      • Do frozen strawberries need to be defrosted for this recipe?

        • — Georgie on September 22, 2022
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        • No, it’s fine to use them from frozen. Hope you enjoy!

          • — Jenn on September 22, 2022
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  • 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

    • — Ellen on August 17, 2022
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    • 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!

      • — Jenn on August 18, 2022
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  • Can I make and store half of the batter beforehand? I have a six muffin tin.

    • — Karen on August 14, 2022
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    • 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!

      • — Jenn on August 15, 2022
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  • 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?

    • — Sarah on August 12, 2022
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    • 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!

      • — Jenn on August 13, 2022
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      • 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. 🙂

        • — Sarah on August 18, 2022
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        • 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)! 🙂

          • — Jenn on August 20, 2022
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  • The muffins were dry and not even tasty. what a waste of ingredients. strawberries are so gawd damn expensive.

    • — Ash on August 1, 2022
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  • 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!

    • — Emily on August 1, 2022
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  • 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.

    • — Angela Burke on July 25, 2022
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  • 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!!

    • — CA Linda on July 18, 2022
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  • 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.

    • — Laurna Calabrese-Coluni on July 8, 2022
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  • 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.

    • — Terri Peterson on July 4, 2022
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  • So good I just made these. Thank you for the recipe and to be clear I don’t bake

    • — Lina on July 2, 2022
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  • Amazing. I’m on my third muffin now.

    • — Brandi on June 29, 2022
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  • 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!

    • — Meredith on June 27, 2022
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  • 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.

    • — Hope on June 26, 2022
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  • 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!

    • — Tricia on June 25, 2022
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  • 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.

    • — Renee on June 25, 2022
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