I found this recipe on one of the blogs that I follow, http://www.lululuathome.com/. If you can't tell by my pictures, these were amazing! They were really easy to make, and lasted about 10 seconds on the kitchen counter before the first batch was gone! Jordie swears she only ate 4, but I don't believe that for a second! It was difficult to take pictures of it with her behind me going "HURRY UP! COME ON! I WANT ONE! UGHHHHHH!!" I particularly enjoy these with a cold glass of Silk mmmm... :]
My suggestions with this recipe:
-I felt like there weren't enough strawberries inside the actual muffin, so instead of sprinkling a few in the middle, I added about 1/3 of the strawberries into the batter when I added the wet ingredients, then 1/3 in the middle, then 1/3 on top. The more strawberries the better!
-The recipe says to cook 25minutes or until golden brown on top, but mine never got very brown. S'ok, they were delicious anyways!
My family can't get enough of these and yours wont either!
Strawberry and Cream Cheese Muffins
(makes 12 regular size muffins)
2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped into very small pieces
For Cream Cheese Mixture
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Preheat over to 350F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
In a small bowl, mix together with a spoon the cream cheese mixture ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
In a big bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg until incorporated.
Use a spatula, mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold together until combined. Do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into the prepared tins, filling them no more than 1/2 full.
Scatter a few pieces of strawberry on top of each one.
Top it with a tsp of cream cheese mixture, a tbsp of muffin batter, and finally a few more pieces of strawberry.
Bake the muffins for about 25 mins, until they're light golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 mins.
Tyler loves them too!