Strawberries and Cream Muffins

I found this strawberry muffin recipe while searching for chocolate waffles, and thankfully I had all the ingredients in my pantry including a beautiful basket of strawberries to make them.  The chocolate waffles will have to wait, but not for too long.  We’ve had so much rain, it’s good-we needed it and the hills are finally green after a dry February.  I always see strawberries in the market as a sign of the warmer weather to come and check to see if they look sweet enough to take home.  One of the great things about baking muffins with strawberries early in their season is that you can sweeten them up with a little sugar and kick off your strawberry season before the perfectly ripened ones arrive on the scene.  As I mentioned my search for chocolate waffles brought this lovely recipe to me and I’m happy to share it with some slight adjustments as I always seem to do when I cook or bake.

I like to try out new recipes on my family or friends which I find from good sources everywhere.  In addition to a large collection of cookbooks I follow many blogs that specialize in baking where I find many of my favorite recipes.  Often I put together a recipe from a variety of sources, taking the parts I like and tweaking the rest to make it work the way I have in mind.  I follow many food blogs that inspire my weekly menus, I read the recipe in the morning, make my grocery list and head to the market.  This recipe is one I found on one of my favorite baking blogs that hasn’t been updated for a long time which I completely understand but it does make me a little sad and most likely missing some good recipes!

Ingredients and Directions for Strawberries and Cream Muffins
Adapted from Squirrel Bakes-Adventures of a Young Baker

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Line or grease standard 12 cup muffin pan

For the Muffin Batter
1 cup whole milk
1/4 canola oil
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups strawberries, cut into small pieces

For the Cream Cheese Filling
4 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 egg (about 2 Tbsp. beaten)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Streusel Topping
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons firm unsalted butter

First prepare the cream cheese filling by combining the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla in a small bowl and mix until smooth, set aside.  Next prepare the streusel topping by by combining the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs, set aside.  In a medium bowl make the muffin batter by whisking together the milk, oil, egg and sugar.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the milk mixture.  Be careful not to over mix, the batter will be slightly lumpy.

Layer the muffin batter, strawberries, cream cheese filling and streusel topping into the muffin cups.  Start by
spooning a rounded tablespoon of the muffin batter into each cup, then add a sprinkle of the strawberry pieces, a tablespoon of the cream cheese filling, another rounded tablespoon of the muffin batter followed by another sprinkle of the strawberry pieces and on top a final sprinkle of the streusel topping.

Bake for 24-25 minutes, let cool in pan for about 5 minutes and serve slightly warm.

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  1. YUM!!! I have a similar recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook, but your addition of streusel is the winner! Yummy stuff!

  2. I can't wait to try these! I love muffins, and will definitely file this away for when we have pounds and pounds of fresh strawberries!

  3. Sometimes I do that too..taking parts from few different recipes and trying how it will taste..This looks and sounds great!!!

  4. What pretty photos of these muffins, I'm a sucker for muffins and these beauties would be eaten in no time at my house. Going to put these on the list to make :)

  5. 2 cups of fresh strawberries in these muffins? How delicious! I love your baked goods always include my favorite fruits! :-) I will need another muffin when there is streusel on top. One is not enough because I like the top crunchy part most. :-)

  6. I miss her too. I just ate my strawberries, bummer. I will have to get more, I have a chocolate waffle recipe if you want it. Finally got my daughter back to school, so I'm hoping lunch for us soon.

  7. These look absolutely gorgeous, Patty! I am so excited for the warm season, with all the berries you desire! YUM! The streusel topping is sooo tempting :)

  8. The streusel topping beckons me – strawberry and cream cheese is a delightful combination! Oh how I wish I had one right now :)

  9. What beautiful muffins! I just made blueberry muffins this morning. I'm working my way through all the fruit I froze last summer, and one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is in a muffin.

  10. Lord have mercy…. and thank goodness for strawberry season – love these muffins with that topping… cannot wait to get my mouth on these (yes, plural)

  11. Qué belleza y tentación de muffins,lucen perfectos y deliciosos,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  12. Patti, we're heading out for a picnic – sure wish I was taking a few of these along – it looks like they could easily double for dessert!

  13. What nice and beauty muffins! Love the topping Patty:)

  14. Wow, these muffins look and sound simply amazing. I love that they are packed full of strawberries, and that crumble topping looks so delicious.

  15. These muffins scream spring and how delicious I imagine them to be. I would have been happy just biting into all those strawberries but the streusel topping made them just that much better for me.

    It's not typical of this non-breakfast eater but I've been thinking about it all day. These would have been perfect! :)

  16. These look amazing and your photos are absolutely stunning! I feel I could reach right through my screen!

  17. Those muffins look terrific! Great photos, Patty!

  18. What beautiful and delicious-looking muffins! Would love one right now ;)

  19. I have made strawberry and cream cupcakes before, but never strawberry and cream muffins. These look fabulous, Patty. It is so good to get some rain.

  20. I love strawberry and those muffins look so delicious! Love the photos too :)

  21. I love love LOVE the look of these muffins. Strawberries and cream cheese have been on my mind lately for baking, and adding a streusel topping makes it just over the top good! I'll have to try these out. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Wow Patty, these muffins look great, fresh strawberry, cream cheese and streusel topping…delicious combination.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe and hope you have a great weekend :)

  23. Gorgeous muffins! I can see why you left your chocolate waffle hunt when you found these.
    I'm loving the rainy weather we're FINALLY getting, although I did see something about 70 degrees today. Sigh. Bring on the rain!

  24. Patty, These muffins are gorgeous looking! Love the flavor combo…delicious! Beautiful photos!

  25. Awww, these are so pretty! Gorgeous and perfect for spring.

  26. Oh, these are my kind of muffins! A cream cheese AND streusel topping??? How wonderful! Beautiful photos, too~

  27. Oooh, I have to save this recipe to my list of spring treats. They look absolutely wonderful–and so much easier than making a cheesecake haha.

  28. These look amazing! The only thing these muffins need is my mouth. Giggle.

  29. Oh my, Patty! These look incredible! Luckily, we have strawberries year-round in Oxnard! I will be making these very soon!

  30. Patty, these muffins are so beautiful. I was looking for a good strawberry cupcake recipe…strawberries are so watery it is hard to find a great recipe for fresh strawberries in a cake…but I love your muffins and now I'm thinking this is a better idea. Your baking and photos are all great.

  31. I can't wait for strawberries, and with this early spring I'm thinking it won't be too much longer! Your muffins are gorgeous! My grandson wat asking just yesterday if we could make some muffins, and he loves strawberries. These would make a wonderful treat for breakfast tomorrow morning- or any other morning, for that matter. :)

  32. Our sunny spring weather disappeared here. But strawberries have begun showing up and that makes me happy. The muffins look really good, specially with a cup of tea to watch the rain. Finding great recipes online from fellow food bloggers is one of the great benefits of being a part of this community. Thanks for sharing Patty ;)

  33. Patty…your tweaks and adjustments are always welcomed…especially when they turn out like these treats. The bonus, is your stamp of approval ;0)

    I can't wait to sink my teeth into these berries soon.

    Ciao for now and have a great day.

  34. These look so flavorful and moist, and bursting with berry goodness! I love a strawberry muffin and yours look perfect, Patty. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Patty-your muffins with all those strawberries look so moist, packed with flavor, and creamy goodness…just drooling over them. I wish I could have one right now!
    Beautiful photos, as always:DDD
    Have a great week!

  36. These looked absolutely mouthwatering as soon as I saw them! Then I read the ingredients and discovered they have a cream cheese filling as well. I am pinning them now. YUM!

  37. These muffins are gorgeous. I can't wait for strawberry season to arrive here.

  38. These strawberries and cream muffins are so pretty! My son will love eating these muffins. Recipe bookmarked!

    Your blog is awesome! I'm your latest follower :D

  39. bursting with berries I love them!! they look amazing, perfect for sunday morning! thanks patty!

  40. I remember her site, yes it has been along time. Sad when good sites just drop off. But glad you found these muffins, they look wonderful!

  41. Anonymous says:

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  42. Hi there! I just made these and they came out so delicious. Only thing is the really stuck to the liner :( Any tips on how to avoid that?


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