Strawberry Muffins

Prep Time:5 mins

Cook Time:22 mins

Total Time:27 mins


Moist & Healthy Strawberry Muffins

Baked until golden and fluffy, these strawberry muffins make a great breakfast and on-the-go snack. With bananas, honey, and applesauce as a swap for granulated sugar, you won’t need to worry about anyone eating more than one.

For ultimate fluffiness, don’t forget to use baking soda and baking powder! They’ll come out super soft and bouncy despite being made with whole wheat flour. Chopped pecans or almonds also add loads of texture. Paired with the cinnamon’s warmth, every bite is pure perfection.

Made with fresh or frozen strawberries, don’t worry if it’s strawberry season or not. You can even make them with berries! As long as you add one or the other, they’ll be super sweet and fruity— making them a yummy sweet treat for the summer. Plus, they bake up in about 20 minutes.

Why You’ll Love This Easy Muffin Recipe

These moist muffins will earn a place in your recipe tin because they’re easy to make, fruity, healthy, and perfect for meal preps.

  • Easy. All you have to do is mix the dry and wet ingredients separately before making the batter. If you can do that, your muffins will be a success because you won’t over-mix.
  • Fruity. Made with strawberries or your favorite berries, they’re a perfect fruity treat perfect for summer.
  • Healthy. This recipe avoids refined flour and sugar, making them a healthy breakfast or dessert when compared to regular sweet treats.
  • Prep-friendly. Made ahead for the week and even frozen, these muffins make a great on-the-snack for work or school.

Recipe Ingredients

Whole wheat flour, mashed bananas, honey, and applesauce are just some of the ingredients that make these muffins healthy. Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full ingredient amounts.

  • White whole wheat flour – Regular wheat flour or all-purpose work too.
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda – Don’t swap it for more baking powder. They’re not the same thing.
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Bananas – They need to be ripened.
  • Honey – Raw honey is best. Maple syrup is great too.
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Strawberries

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?

Yes! Thaw them first and drain really well. After that, incorporate them to the recipe as usual.

How to Make Strawberry Muffins

Making strawberry muffins is just like a regular muffin recipe. It’s about mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately before combining them.

Prepare the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and set it aside.

  • Mix the dry ingredients. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Set it aside.
  • Mix the wet ingredients. Add the mashed bananas, honey, applesauce, egg, and vanilla extract to a small bowl. Mix until well combined.

Combine wet and dry. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix until just-combined. Add in strawberries and gently mix.

  • Fill the tray. Gently scoop enough batter until each muffin liner is filled with batter up to 3/4 of the way.
  • Bake. Pop the tray into the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve. Remove them from the oven and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tips for Baking Moist Muffins

Homemade strawberry muffins or not, you can improve and perfect any muffin recipe with these tips:

  • Don’t over-mix. It’s okay if the batter still has a couple of lumps or small streaks of flour. The batter should be mixed until just combined otherwise the flour will develop too much gluten, resulting in rubbery and dense muffins.
  • Use add-ins. Adding 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, almonds, or toasted coconut can give your muffins a bit of crunch.
  • Add berries. Although it’s strawberry season, you can make this recipe with your favorite berry instead.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop. Using an ice-cream scoop or a measuring cup to add batter to each liner can help ensure they’ll bake evenly because they’ll have the same amount of batter.

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