strawberry muffins topped with cinnamon sugar

My freezer is full of berries from our berry picking adventures of last summer. Despite how much I seem to add to smoothies or baked goods, it’s taking a while for the stash to disappear. Not that I’m complaining much, but soon enough there will be more berry picking to come and I kinda want my freezer space back.

These muffins are light and cakey and would make a perfect item for a lazy weekend brunch. Quick to put together and very delicious, they helped to make a tiny a dent into my strawberry stash. With a strong cup of coffee and half a grapefruit, these muffins made my weekday breakfast into something really special.

Elsewhere, visit Under the Highchair for more Easter brunch ideas, Coconut & Lime‘s ham & dill deviled eggs, Hungry Bruno‘s savory cilantro cake or this fantastic looking lime coconut cake from Pinch my Salt. Enjoy the long holiday weekend!

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40 comments to “strawberry muffins topped with cinnamon sugar”

  1. 1
    Tea   April 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    These look so good! Now I’m dreaming of berry picking this summer. I want to go to your farm, it’s not too far from me.

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    VeggieGirl   April 10, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Cinnamon sugar-topped strawberry muffins??? HOLY YUM.

    Thank you for the Easter menu ideas!!

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    Anonymous   April 10, 2009 at 8:10 am

    will definitely make this recipe.

    strawberries are amazing with nutmeg and cardamom with a tiny bit of cinnamon.

    the combination is sublime.

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    Cookie baker Lynn   April 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I’d be happy to relieve you of some of your strawberries. My freezer is sadly lacking in strawberries, so I’ll have to wait for the good fresh ones to come in to make your lovely muffins.

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    Rootbeer Racinette   April 10, 2009 at 8:50 am

    these look just delicious! I can’t wait until June when we can pick strawberries fresh from the fields out in Richmond!

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    Bijoux   April 10, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Perfect! thanks for reading my mind. I was also wanting to use of the last remaining raspberries from last summer in my freezer and this will be a perfect way to do so!
    Happy Easter kickpleat!

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    Hillary   April 10, 2009 at 9:34 am

    These look great! I always liked blueberry muffins but have never tried a strawberry muffin. I think I should!

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    eatme_delicious   April 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Yum! I made strawberry muffins recently too but had to make a second batch because I didn’t account for how much liquid strawberries would add to the batter!

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    Jocelan Thiessen   April 10, 2009 at 10:09 am

    mmm! I will have to try these they looks super yummy!

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    Marisa   April 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I have a similar stash of blackberries from last summer haunting my freezer. This sounds like a definite winner for the baked good I’ve promised for Easter morning.

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    kickpleat   April 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Tea, too bad bringing fruits across the border is illegal! But it never hurts to dream of summer fruits.

    VeggieGirl, I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Easter!

    Anon, with cardamom, these would be extra good!

    Lynn, we could do a berry – cookie exchange! However, I don’t think the berries would make it over in decent shape :)

    I know, rootbeer, it’s a long wait!

    Happy Easter to you too, Bijoux! Enjoy the muffins…they’ll be great with any kind of berry!

    Hillary, I think you should.

    Eatme, I didn’t have that kind of problem…and my berries were still frozen when I added them. This recipe worked perfectly!

    Jocelan, they are amazing. I’m sure you’ll love them.

    Marisa, try them with the blackberries! I’m sure they’ll be wonderful.

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    Dawn   April 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Yeah there isn’t a lot of strawberry muffins out here in food bloggerland. What’s up with that? Strawberries are just as good in muffins as blueberries.
    I eat a lot of strawberries. As soon as the warm weather comes I start craving–lucky you to have all that abundance.

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    kickpleat   April 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Dawn, I guess I definitely am lucky! I just need to start whittling away more and that’s definitely not a bad thing at all.

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    CookiePie   April 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    So pretty! I love strawberry muffins – and yours look so delicious with that cinnamon-sugar!

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    lyndsay   April 10, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    yumyumyum! hi jeannette! ‘member that crazy cake i brought to lori’s? i put it up on the old blog.

    happy easter! :)

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    jodye   April 11, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Yum! I haven’t had a strawberry muffin in the longest time, I really must try these!

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    Nicole   April 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I’ve never tried making muffins with strawberries but I love idea of pairing the berries with orange zest! These look delicious!

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    trish   April 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    i just pulled a batch of these out of the oven. they’re really tasty! except the strawberries i used to make them were too sour. i should have just bought frozen ones. gonna try these again when strawberries are in season!

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    mosey   April 11, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    These look super yummy! I wonder if I can substitute the strawberries with raspberries… (that’s all I have right now)?

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    Ari (Baking and Books)   April 11, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Oh yes, I would love to have a batch of these on hand for a lazy weekend!

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    thecleanveggie   April 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    i never would have thought to add strawberries into muffins! awesome :)

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    My Taste Heaven   April 12, 2009 at 1:12 am

    You are really lucky to have berries picking. We can only buy berries from supermarket with a very high price here. Love your muffins so much!!! :)

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    Cory   April 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I just made these for our Easter brunch, and got 16 muffins w/the tins filled 3/4 of the way. Maybe it’s our altitude? I’m @ 4200 ft.

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    Daily Spud   April 12, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I’m just wishing I had a bigger freezer. I don’t get to keep much of summer’s bounty in the few freezer drawers I have, so there’s no excess berry issue here. These strawberry muffins will have to wait until this years harvest :)

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    kickpleat   April 12, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    CookiePie, oh they are delicious indeed!

    Lyndsay all your creations are so awesome! I can still taste that cake.

    You should, Jodye, these are a cinch to make!

    Ari, perfect for lazy weekends.

    Nicole, the orange and strawberries compliment each other so nicely :)

    Trish, glad you tried them, but too bad about your strawberries!

    Mosey, go for it!!

    It works really well, thecleanveggie!

    My Taste Heaven, I feel pretty lucky to live in such a great place.

    Cory, I’m pretty sure I also got about 16 muffins with this recipe.

    DailySpud, it’s not my freezer that’s huge, I think I’m just excellent at space saving! But I’m definitely lucky to have berries all winter :)

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    Hayley   April 13, 2009 at 10:10 am

    These muffins look lovely, especially with that cinnamon & sugar topping. I hope you enjoyed your Easter Sunday!

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    Cakespy   April 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Yum, these look perfect for a Sunday brunch. Maybe next sunday I will try these–we just had a soiree and inherited a bunch of berries!

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    Emmalinda   April 13, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Hi, I’ve been reading for awhile now, and just wanted to let you know that I LOVE this blog! I really appreciate that you’ve tried all these recipes, and I love the types of things you like to cook. I made these muffins for Easter Sunday and they were delicious. Thanks for the great recipes and keep up the good work!

    ps. I got the red ale/whatever strong beer chocolate cake recipe from you, and now I get requests for it on birthdays. Thanks for the new tradition.

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    Soon, Then   April 13, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Yum. I want to make these later this week.

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    kickpleat   April 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks Hayley for the Easter wishes :)

    Cakespy, these would be perfect with all of your berries. Yum.

    Emmalinda, thanks so much for commenting! I’m glad that I could start help a new cake tradition!

    Soon, please do. they are delicious!

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    Debbie M   April 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I just made these (sort of) and really like them. I never would have thought of strawberry muffins and I’m so glad you have this recipe with actual strawberries. This recipe is going into my notebook of favorites.

    I wanted to let you know that you can substitute 1 cup of pureed strawberries (in the blender) for the yogurt, so now you can use up twice as many strawberries if you need to.

    (By “sort of,” I mean I didn’t have orange zest, didn’t use cinnamon sugar, subbed whole wheat pastry flour for the flour and 1/4 cup walnut oil for the butter and pureed strawberries for the yogurt, used only 1/2 cup sugar, and threw in some leftover finely grated carrot I had to get rid of. I still managed not to ruin these. Not only that, they’re still party grade, even though I tried to make them relatively healthy.)

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    Sarah Caron   April 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Oh my! Those look delicious. My son has been asking me to make strawberry muffins for months, so I am going to have to give them a try …

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    kickpleat   April 30, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Debbie, your changes sound great! glad you loved the muffins :)

    Sarah, I hope you give them a try. They’re great.

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    Debbie M   May 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    It’s unbelievable, but I accidentally left out the butter and they are still good. You can see a picture here. (The dark color is from using whole wheat pastry flour and sucanat (brownish) sugar, and from overcooking them a little.)

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    Lazy Mama   June 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Just made these muffins and they were a hit. I didn't have an orange so I zested a lemon and added some juice. Very yummy. thanks

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic   March 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Oh my goodness these look delicious! I’ve been searching for a good strawberry muffin recipe so I can’t wait to make them!

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