Here’s a nice recipe from Healthy Food for Living that I stumbled upon last week during my strawberry recipe search. These muffins are healthy and wholesome, with just a hint of sweetness.
Strawberry Oat Muffins
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup strawberry puree (process whole strawberries until you have 1/2 cup of puree)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup hulled and diced strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper cups.
In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients (whole wheat flour through cinnamon) and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the next 7 ingredients (applesauce through egg). Add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring until moistened. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
Use an ice cream scoop to spoon batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
Moist and flavorful, these muffins are truly delicious. I think they would be especially good with a little softened cream cheese spread on top, don’t you?