May 11, 2009

Strawberry Yogurt Muffins

I've been a bad little blogger lately. We've been so busy enjoying the lovely change in weather, that there has been very little cooking going on. Instead we've been having dinner with friends, golfing, and just quickly grabbing things as we go. This on-the-go mentality is actually what lead me to these muffins. I'm not normally a muffin gal. If I'm going to go to the trouble to bake something for breakfast, it's probably going to be pancakes or bacon and eggs. Muffins have always seemed like a bit of a light weight. They are nice for about an hour, but then you are starving again. And don't even getting me started on most healthy varieties out there - if I wanted a nutritious breakfast, I wouldn't be eating a muffin, especially one that tasted like cardboard.

So I was naturally a little apprehensive when I saw this recipe on my yogurt container. Whole wheat is not exactly at the top of my list when it comes to baked goods, but I also knew that it would keep me satisfied longer (see Michelle, I'm learning!). And the muffin form would be very convenient for the busy days ahead. Plus the strawberries at the store seemed to be screaming "buy me!" 

I was more than pleasantly surprised with the outcome. The muffins are super moist with big air pockets and chunks of gooey strawberry. They definitely aren't of the sweet/sugary topping variety (yeah Starbucks, I'm talking to you), but can be made so with a dollop of Ina's wonderful cinnamon honey butter. Healthy muffin and a big smear of butter - guess I'm taking baby steps in the nutritious eating department. I froze half the batch and have been zapping/sticking them in the oven when I'm in need of an quick and easy breakfast. 

And also a big happy (belated) mother's day to all you special ladies out there. Mom, you're the best and I love you! How you put up with 3 crazy kids, I will never know. ;)

Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
Recipe adapted from Stoneyfield Farm Organic (on container)

1 cup AP flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 eggs
1 cup yogurt (I used Stonyfield lowfat plain)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flours, sugar, and baking soda.
  • Stir in strawberries, then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, butter and vanilla.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet.
  • Divide batter evenly amongst a 12-cup muffin tin that has been greased or lined with papers.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

34 comments:

Elra said...

Strawberry, yogurt and whole wheat. This is one healthier muffin. Sounds really good!

Mary said...

These are really healthy and a great way to start the day.

5 Star Foodie said...

A yummy and healthy muffin - excellent! I love the strawberry flavor!

Melissa said...

I have never made strawberry muffins, but these look so good, I might just have to try them! :)

Chef Fresco said...

Looks healthy and delish! I love fresh strawberries!

noble pig said...

OMG these sound delicious to me. I love the whole wheat flour and well...they just sound awesome!

Sara said...

These sound great, I love that you used yogurt!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

These looks great. I love the pic with the butter. Enjoy your spring the blog will be here.

~Dana said...

This is the perfect time of year for these! My kids are going to love these fresh out of the oven tomorrow morning!

Lavanya said...

muffins with whole wheat sounds healthy lol..yummy n flavorful!!

Kerstin said...

I don't make muffins often at home either, but these look really yummy - I love how they're packed with strawberries and yogurt!

Emily said...

Yummmmm. I bet these muffins were delicious.

I agree with your views on breakfast, completely!

sugarlens said...

Looks fantastic! I like how you used a healthy ingredient like yogurt for an usually "unhealthy" breakfast item!

Good for you for getting out more and enjoying this weather!

Sara said...

Hey...I saw this recipe on my yogurt container this morning! :) They sound and look great.

Cate O'Malley said...

Looks like a great way to start the day - yum!

Donna-FFW said...

These sound fantastic. So moist, too. I love to bake muffins, Ill have to try them!

dessertobsessed said...

cinnamon honey butter sounds so good! these look great!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....strawberry & youghourt muffins: what a beaty of a lovely combination!! Yum Yum yum!!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You have not been a bad blogger! You're a great blogger. Quality, not quantity! These look great. I recently discovered that I like baking with yogurt, so I an definitely see me making these recipes. I need to start looking at package recipes more often. What a find.

Deb

Pumpkin said...

Yummy- I love strawberry, I love yogurt, I love muffins! These muffins sound like a perfect use for the strawberries that are popping up all over the produce section!

Junglefrog said...

These looks like a wonderful combination! It's funny isn't it, how the computer is always so much less tempting in the summer time...:)

Grace said...

so the muffins are wonderful--i'm all about using yogurt in baked goods--but what caught my immediately were the words "cinnamon honey butter." YES PLEASE! :)

Maria said...

The muffins look awesome! Love the yogurt addition!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I'm so proud of you! :-P

pigpigscorner said...

Sounds really healthy and yummy!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your blog. These muffins look wonderful, and such a great recipe. I am always looking for something new to do with strawberries.
Karen

Aimée said...

Awesome, thanks. We're muffin fiends around here--it's a better snack to grab for the babies instead of cookies when we're on the go.

Fabjena(TheBestRecipes) said...

They are looking so good, I have to try this recipe, as I was looking for muffin recipe with yogut added :))

Lynda said...

These look amazing! I love all things strawberryand these healthy muffins will be added to my to try list!

Lynda said...

I made these muffins last week and we loved them! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe- I also posted about them and linked back to you!

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Stacey said...

Just made these. They`re pretty good! Like other reviewers commented, I am always down with using healthy ingredients. Something was a bit lacking though and I am not sure but I think it was salt - or possibly lemon. Next time I make these I will add a half tsp of salt to see if that balances out the flavours... or a small dribble of lemon juice (would have roughly the same effect). Maybe if you eat these with salty butter that slight blandness goes away, but I don`t tend to butter my muffins (because I have enough butter already on my waistline! :-)

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