Strawberry Streusel Muffins
Fall weather is upon us and it has been unusually cold this September but with the hustle and bustle of back to school and work, I have been craving deliciously filling on-the-go snacks. A fresh batch of these Strawberry Streusel Muffins will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you all the feels; after all, bread is what I think of most in my moments seeking comfort food.
Strawberry Streusel Muffins – The Topping
Crumble topping on muffins is everything. Okay, I still love other muffins but the streusel on these is just the right amount of sugary sweet with the tart of the dried strawberries to add depth and texture to a moist cupcake.
When I think of these muffins, I think of the baking version of a Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bar that I used to love so much as a kid. Maybe, just maybe, these Strawberry Streusel Muffins aren’t quite the same but they are a great alternative and make for an excellent snack in the lunch box, after school or morning treat with your coffee.
Grab a bag of freeze dried strawberries, put your apron on and turn up that oven for a batch of Strawberry Streusel Muffins that can be made anytime of year. You family will love these and your stomach will thank me.
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Strawberry Streusel Muffins
- 1/3 cup each brown sugar
- 1/3 cup + 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 12 tablespoons butter, divided
- 4 cups flour, divided
- Kosher salt
- One-ounce package freeze dried strawberries, pulverized in the food processor
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup strawberry preserves/jam
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
- Make the streusel: Melt 8 tablespoons of butter in a large heatproof bowl. Add 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, a pinch of kosher salt and 3 tablespoons of pulverized strawberries (reserve the remainder for sprinkling at the end). Mix gently but thoroughly and spread out onto your prepared baking sheet to dry.
- Make the muffins: Beat the remaining 4 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and beat till just combined.
- Scoop the batter into your muffin tins, filling halfway. Drop one teaspoon of preserves into each and the top with the remaining batter. Sprinkle with the streusel and bake for 20 minutes, or till a toothpick tests clean. Cool muffins in the tin on a wire rack until cool, then sprinkle with reserved strawberries prior to serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331 Total Fat: 13.05g Saturated Fat: 7.888g Trans Fat: 0.465g Cholesterol: 48mg Sodium: 204mg Carbohydrates: 47.66g Fiber: 1.8g Sugar: 12.99g Protein: 5.82g
I also promised a bread recipe.
Whole Wheat Orange Bread
2 cups wate
4 tbsp butter
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 pkgs yeast
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
grated rind of 1 orange (optional)
Melt the butter in a sauce pan, then add the water. Test with a clean finger to make sure it is not too hot.
If the water is too cold, heat it up a little to reach desired temperature.
Combine the all-purpose flour, yeast, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the water/ butter mixture, honey, egg, and orange rind (if using). Blend briskly and thoroughly then work in the whole wheat flour.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Shape into a ball.
Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl and turn to coat all sides. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the oven with just light on (no heat)and allow to rise until double in size, about 1 hour or so.
Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead lightly, cover and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
Shape the dough into 2 – 3 loaves and place into greased loaf pans and place in the oven with the light on for a second rising.
Remove from the oven and turn on the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes.