“Ready for Spring” Strawberry Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Yep, I am ready.

The time has changed and we have all sprung back.

The snow, ice and polar vortexes are gone.

I have seen a robin.

It is time for spring.

Welcome sunshine.

To celebrate (and to participate in #TwelveLoaves) I decided to use some fresh strawberries.    It won’t be long and we will be picking fresh berries.   Oh, I relish the day.

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I guess you would say this recipe is adapted from an adaptation.

Strawberry Muffins
Inspired my Raspberry Muffins which was adapted from  Joy of Baking’s Strawberry Bread

6 T. coconut oil
½ c. 2% milk
1 large farm fresh egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 t. almond extract
1 ½ c. flour
¾ c. sugar
1 ½ t. baking powder
¾ t. fine sea salt
1 1/2 c. fresh strawberries, chopped

For topping:
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare 12 large muffin tins with cooking spray.  (You can also use cupcake liners.)

In the microwave, melt coconut oil in a large measuring cup; remove and let cool slightly.  Add milk to coconut oil and whisk.   Add egg, yolk, and almond extract and whisk well to combine.

In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt).   Add milk mixture and stir until just combined.   Gently fold in strawberries.

Fill tins ¾ full.

Make topping.  Whisk together flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Add melted butter and stir together with a fork.  Topping will be crumbly.

Top each muffin with a generous amount of the topping.   Bake until golden and a wooden pick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.   Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then carefully remove to wire racks.


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#TwelveLoaves is a monthly bread baking party created by Lora from Cake Duchess. #TwelveLoaves runs so smoothly thanks to the help of the lovely Renee from Magnolia Days and this month the fabulous Alice of Hip Foodie Mom.

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Happy First Day of Spring, everyone!   It has been a long time coming.

1st-day-of-Spring-Vintage-card-w-quoteLet us hope that the snow is behind us.

(Aside:   The first part of this Spring Break I spent in Branson, MO with family.   No joke—it snowed on Sunday.   It snowed all day—huge flakes.   I thought I was in Colorado!)

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