Strawberry - Lemon Muffins

Wednesday, June 20


This time of year, with juicy fresh berries so readily available, I sometimes end up buying more than my refrigerator (and light-colored clothes), can handle. I have several non-berry recipes waiting in the wings, but for some reason, I felt an urgent need to share these muffins with you...as though the recipe would wither away as fast as it's scene-stealing, unassumingly sweet, not-enough-room-in-the-fridge-for-'em, strawberries.

I kind of love it when I'm forced into making something for the sake of fruit salvaging. It makes me feel like a Fruiter-hero. (You may thank the glass of wine I'm enjoying for that one.)

For something so plucky, and exquisitely fresh, these muffins are almost disturbingly simple to make. Food this good must surely require some form of frustration, or at least a resigned sigh over the dish pile. Not this time. In fact, you won't even need the stand mixer...or any mixer, for that matter.


The muffins are soft, tart, sweet, and so, so perfect with a cup of morning tea. And should they last long enough to see the evening, they are spectacular with a scoop (or 3), of vanilla ice cream! 

Strawberry Lemon Muffins


Recipe adapted from Southern Living

14 comments:

  1. These look scrumptious, Valerie! Love the lemon-strawberry combo! Hope you're having a great week! :)

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  2. Beautiful and very tempting! That combo is heavenly.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I know you'd add lemon to just about anything! These muffins are so pretty. And I love the idea of being a fruit salvager too.

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  4. Well, thank goodness that King Arthur Flour has come out with their new self-rising flour! Wheeeee! I love making muffins for a morning treat. They are easy to make, and such a treat with a morning cup of Joe. I am leaving on vacation and have strawberries and rhubarb that need to become something other than spoiled. I'm a fruiter-hero, too. :)

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  5. Very cute recipe presentation..I just made lemon blueberry muffins..Must try your pretty ones soon.Thanks!

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  6. Your muffins are gorgeous! i'm so glad you were able to save the berries and turn them into these beauties!

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  7. Seriously!!! These muffins are calling out my name! How can I resist?

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  8. These look amazing! I would never think of adding fresh strawberries to a muffin or a cake.

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  9. I just made strawberry scones with a lemon glaze the other day! Great minds :-)

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  10. I may not have strawberries, but I do have some blueberries that would be a perfect sub in this muffin! Although, the strawberry looks awfully tempting that I might have to pick a pint up =)

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  11. Oh so yummy, made these today and they were GREAT! They were a hit with all who sampled them. This goes into my make again file. The only thing I did differently was I used paper liners instead of greasing the pan. Love the new look, very fresh, I really enjoy your blog, this is one of my favorites.

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  12. @jazzinjean, I'm so glad you liked these little gems! Thanks for visiting, and for the lovely comment. :-)

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  13. I am making these! Thank-you for posting this. I love lemon muffins and I love strawberry lemonade or strawberry limeade. I have some limes so I might try it with lime juice and zest. :) I'm going to have to figure out a sub for the self rising flour, though. I don't have any here.

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  14. @Di If you don't have any self-rising flour, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. (This will give you one cup of flour.)

    Hope that helps! :-)

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♥ Valerie

 

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