May 12, 2008

ROUND THREE REBUTTAL: Strawberry Muffins

These muffins would be a great addition to Jamie's healthy smoothie. I can just imagine sitting out on a patio, reading the Sunday paper, while enjoying a nice warm muffin and a chilly smoothie!
I made these muffins last week after our first trip to the strawberry patch. I halved the original recipe because I didn't want to use up all of our strawberries and I didn't have 4 eggs at the time. I don't have a picture though but they were a hit!

1c strawberries, sliced
1 1/2 c + 1T all-purpose flour
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2c + 1/8c applesauce (instead of oil)
2 eggs

1 Preheat oven to 350.

2 Slice strawberries and place in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with sugar (not the cup of sugar called for in the recipe, but just a tablespoon or so) and set aside.

3 Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix well. Blend applesauce and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until combined. I followed Alton Brown's muffin instructions and tried not to over-mix but I ended up under-mixing and had a few clumps of dry ingredients in my cooked muffins. As he would say, not good watch out for that!

4 I used my large scoop to put the perfect amount of batter in each cup. Bake in muffin tin with paper liners for 20 minutes. Yield 12 muffins.


Beth said... is this a take-off of Jamie's smoothie? The only thing they have in common is strawberries...YELLOW FLAG!!!!! Kidding - they look good.

Susan said...

Ok, ok. I guess I got all excited when I saw "strawberries" in the title and I'd made these muffins the week before. I'll try again. (head down, bottom lip out, and slinking away in shame)

Sangeeth said...

i luv muffins and will surely try ur version ....