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{Healthier} Strawberries and Cream Muffins

{Healthier} Strawberries and Cream Muffins

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | June 25, 2013 | 8 Comments »

Strawberries and Cream Muffins have been a recent breakfast food in our house and are the perfect summer treat! I saw a recipe from Ann at On Sutton Place for Strawberry Coffee Cake and it looked so yummy. I’ve tried many recipes from Ann and all of them are always amazing.

So, I decided to try my own twist on the Strawberry Coffee Cake, making muffins instead and changing up some of the ingredients to make it a little healthier. I’m not against junk food, but I make muffins a couple of times a month for breakfasts and don’t want to girls too hyped up on sugar. :)

Streawberries&Cream Muffins Using Blue Agave from OPC The Better Half

There are a couple of things I usually do to recipes to make them a bit healthier. First, I mill my own flour. I know, I sound a little crazy. I’m actually not that healthy. But it’s so easy, quick, and tastes so amazing!

Second, I use less sugar and an alternative to refined sugar, either sucanat or blue agave. Both are more natural sugars lower on the glycemic index. Blue Agave is also 25% sweeter so I am able to use less and it is healthier. Feel free to do your own research but both are super yummy!

I recently stopped by a local farmer’s market and picked up some amazing strawberries. But I’ve found sometimes they go bad quickly, so I love making muffins to use them up. I’m always on the hunt for new, healthy muffin recipes so feel free to send some my way if you have a favorite.

Strawberries and Cream Muffins - OPC The Better Half

They were super yummy without the glaze too, but the glaze was LOVED by Ethan and the girls!

Strawberries and Cream Muffins from OPC The Better Half

{Healthier} Strawberries and Cream Muffins
Yields 18
Delicious and moist muffins made using Greek Yogurt and Blue Agave, so they are lower in sugar and higher in protein!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
For the muffins
2 c. flour
1/4 c. Blue Agave
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
3 oz. greek yogurt
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 eggs
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. strawberries, diced
For the glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Mix wet ingredients with mixer (not including the strawberries).
In a separate bowl, wisk together dry ingredients.
Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture just until blended.
Gently fold strawberries into batter.
Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake approx. 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on Baking racks.
While muffins are cooling, mix powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
While muffins are slightly warm, spoon glaze on top of muffins.
Best served warm!
Notes
If using sugar granules, use 1/2 cup of sugar and increase milk to 3/4 cup.
Adapted from On Sutton Place
Adapted from On Sutton Place
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Strawberries and Cream Muffins - OPC The Better Half

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8 Responses to {Healthier} Strawberries and Cream Muffins

  • Mary Sue Paulis responds...
    June 25th, 2013 7:38 am

    Looks yummy and a great idea to use up strawberries!

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  • Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters responds...
    June 25th, 2013 1:26 pm

    These look delicious! Pinning this for sure :)

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  • Ashley responds...
    June 25th, 2013 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness! Yum!

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  • Shannon responds...
    June 25th, 2013 8:51 pm

    Oh my gosh Jocie – these look to die for! Yum!!

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  • Jamie responds...
    June 26th, 2013 9:10 am

    These look amazing! And your photography is always stunning

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  • JustME responds...
    June 26th, 2013 11:54 am

    These look amazing Jocie and how sweet of you to share your healthier version. I wish I enjoyed baking. I used to, but now all I think about is the mess afterwards. I know that’s bad/sad, but there’s just so much to do around the house that I think of clean up time before choosing what to do.

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  • mom2kaelyn responds...
    July 1st, 2013 11:47 am

    Nom! nom! Why have I never used strawberries in muffins? Genius. I’m intrigued by the fact that you mill your own flour. How? I’ve also never tried Blue Agave and I’m thinking more and more that I should give it a go.

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  • Heather responds...
    July 1st, 2013 7:56 pm

    Get.in.my.tummy!! Great recipe Jocie! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}! Pinned! Hope you can share more of your creativity at tonight’s party – 8 pm EST http://www.settingforfour.com

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