These Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins are made with sweet fresh berries and buttermilk and topped with a delicious sugar and butter crumble!
These Strawberry Muffins are the best muffin recipe around and will be an instant favorite with the fam!
Is there anything better than fresh local berries? I think not. Except baking with them, that’s pretty good too!
A couple of weeks ago I went with my mom to scoop up some of the last strawberries of summer. An hour’s worth of work yielded 6 quarts of beautiful and ripe berries.
Usually, there isn’t a lot of time to work with when it comes to freshly picked berries in the heat of summer, so I knew I needed to work fast.
I froze a little more than 5 quarts and chopped up the rest to make these delicious Strawberry Muffins.
I’ve always loved coffee cake, there’s just something about that sweet crumbly topping and the slight dryness of the cake, perfect to pair with your morning cup of coffee.
The berries, though baked still remain juicy and sweet and the sugar crumble is just so delicious.
You want to make sure to use cold butter as that’s what makes it all crumbly!
These strawberry muffins are light and fluffy and have just a slight hint of sweetness to them with a vibrant strawberry flavor.
They’re best warmed with butter spread on them.
The nice thing about this muffin recipe is that you can use any berry your fancy or even do a mixed berry topping, now doesn’t that sound good?
Blueberry and Blackberry season is right around the corner here in Maine, so stayed tuned for more delicious berry recipes!
Expert Recipe Tips:
1. You can either mix half of the strawberries into the batter and add half to the top, which will result in flatter muffins. Or you can mix all of the strawberries into the batter which will yield dome-topped muffins.
2. Fresh Strawberries should always be used for this recipe, frozen strawberries have too much additional water/juice in them and this will result in soggy/sunken muffins.
3. Buttermilk is a MUST! Buttermilk and other kinds of milk have different acid levels and react differently with the leavening agent and sugars used. If you don’t have buttermilk, you make a substitute yourself following the steps below!
4. If you want to make this into a coffee cake, check out my Strawberry Coffee Cake recipe – it’s very similar but has a different crumble topping and method.
How To Make Buttermilk Substitute:
- Pour 1 cup of milk (whole or 2%) or heavy cream into a large bowl or 4 cup measuring cup.
- Use a small fresh lemon or white vinegar. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice OR vinegar into the bowl with the milk and whisk to combine. Viola! You have buttermilk!
More Strawberry Recipes!
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Strawberry Scones
- Sangria Slushies
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- Strawberry Jam
Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins
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Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins
- Preheat over to 375 F.
- Line muffin pan with liners.
- Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Beat in egg and vanilla. The mixture will be a bit lumpy, that’s okay.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Slowly add buttermilk and flour mix, alternating between until incorporated in the butter mix.
- Beat until completely combined.
- Gently fold in about half OR ALL of the strawberries. See notes.
- Add about 1/4 cup of batter to each muffin liner.
- Load up the tops of the muffins with remaining strawberries.
- In a mixing bowl, beat crumble ingredients until it looks like, well… a crumble.
- Sprinkle crumble on the tops of the muffins.
- Reduce oven heat to 350 F.
- Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.
- You can either mix half of the strawberries into the batter and add half to the top, which will result in flatter muffins.
- Or you can mix all of the strawberries into the batter which will yield dome topped muffins.
- Best consumed within two days.