Sunday, May 9, 2010

Strawberry (and lemon) Buttermilk Muffins

There are a million buttermilk cake recipes out there that I wanted to make (Cinnamon, Lemon, Very Berry, Brown Sugar, etc.) but since it is late-spring I decided I must take advantage of the fresh berries available and strawberries are one of my favorites. The recipe I chose was strictly Strawberry Muffins but I decided that I wanted a little lemon in there, too.

I chopped up two cups of fresh berries then folded them into a flour, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and egg mixture.

I filled the muffin cups half-way, put in a dollop of lemon curd then filled the cups to the top. For the crumble mixture I used Splenda brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and substituted the butter with more lemon curd. After sprinkling a bunch on each one, I baked them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. These muffins baked up with HUGE tops (the best part).

So good! The berries were perfectly sweet in the mix and the lemon made for a perfect bit of tangy-ness.

  • Adapted from
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 12
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tblsp butter (I used lemon curd)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Butter muffin tins (unless you're using non-stick).

Whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.

In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Gently fold in berries.

Fold wet ingredients into dry.

Fill each cup to the top.

In a small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients.

Blend until mixture is crumbly.

Sprinkle over tops of muffins (don't be stingy!).

Bake about 20 minutes.

Posted by - colleen


Debbi Smith said...

These look SO good! Great photos, thanks!

rena said...

These look SO good! I just wrote the exact same things as Debbi. Ha :)

Colleen, would you mind posting your recipe? I want to make the same thing. I love nothing more than lemons. This sounds heavenly! Maybe I'll make it in cake form. If you don't mind. :)

Miss Angie said...

Yes, I really want to try this! Recipe please!

Jessica said...

Oh. My. God. These look incredible!!! I can't make up mind on which fruit to use and I thought I figured it out until I saw your pictures of the strawberries. Yum!

Colleen said...

Oops! The recipe would be helpful, wouldn't it????

rena said...

Thanks Colleen! I just made it as a cake and it's DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I know exactly what u mean Colleen and fruity sure is d way to go!!!

Absolutely delicious and so muc wanna add that am having a craving for this have d cake!!!

Linda said...

This looks soooo good! I love the combination of strawberry and lemon flavors.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love the photos of the strawberries. I like the combination of the strawberries with lemon. Buttermilk makes the BEST!!! mufiins.

Livelovetobake said...

Love the strawberries and in the muffins! Yummy!

Jen said...

I should have used strawberries on mine!

Joanne said...

These muffins look DE-licious!