Strawberry Muffins & Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

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Lately, I’ve found that muffins make a great make-ahead breakfast. I am always looking for things I can take to work and eat once I get there, and these are perfect! I made strawberry muffins to take on vacation last week, and they were a big hit! They tasted very dessert-y and got gobbled up. This weekend, I made brown sugar oatmeal muffins that are much more healthy-tasting. They make a great, filling breakfast with a piece of fruit.

As I almost always do, I tweaked recipes, but stayed pretty true to course. Here’s the recipes I made.

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Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

adapted from A Recipe a Day

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter, melted
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 c. flour [I used 1 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat]
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 T turbinado (raw) sugar [using raw sugar really adds a crunch to the topping, but if you don't have it you can use regular sugar or cinnamon-sugar]

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.

Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a small bowl. Stir well with a wire whisk. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pans. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over muffins.

Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.

http://www.jessieweaver.net/2009/06/mumbling-through-muffins-in-my-mouth/

Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

originally from Taste of Home but found at this blog.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.

Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-17 minutes.

http://www.jessieweaver.net/2009/06/mumbling-through-muffins-in-my-mouth/

For more Tasty Tuesday recipes, visit Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. And here are some of my old Tasty Tuesday submissions. Also, visit Cupcake Tuesday at Hoosier Homemade!

Added to Ingredient Spotlight: Oats.

8 thoughts on “Strawberry Muffins & Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

  1. Oh, these look good! I love making muffins, but I'm the only one in the house that will really eat them. Well, Bug will… she'll eat anything. 🙂

  2. I'm going to try the Brown Sugar Oat Muffins this morning! They sound really good. The Strawberry Muffins sound great also I just don't have any fresh strawberries on hand. Thanks for the recipes!

  3. I love, love, love muffins. Even more than cupcakes. Both of your recipes sound wonderful.

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