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Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

Remember the other week when I made those crazy good strawberry scones? Well, I managed to find the same brand of strawberries here on the East Coast, and they were just as flavorful.

When my Southern Living magazine arrived this month with an alluring headline on the cover: “Luscious Strawberry Desserts”, I had to flip right to it. From Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake to Strawberry Curd, I was captivated.

Don’t you just love it when you clock a new recipe and already have all the ingredients? I love that feeling. It’s like instant gratification. That’s what happened with the recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Muffins.


I adapted the Southern Living recipe slightly. Even though I have plenty of sour cream on hand, I wanted to up the “lemonade quotient”. So instead of the sour cream Southern Living called for, I used a pot of Lemon Chobani. If you’ve never had Lemon Chobani, it’s pretty much like lemon meringue pie filling in non-fat, good-for-you form. (a.k.a. Amazing!)

I’m so glad that I did. The lemon Greek yogurt kicks the lemonade overtones into overdrive. They play perfectly against the fresh strawberries, and these muffins are also tender and have a wonderful crumb.

As you know, I normally make my muffins with pancake mix. I’ve never before made them with self rising flour. I’m definitely a fan. These muffins are so perfectly tender, light, and airy.

They’re made using the well method – meaning that you mix the sugar and flour together, then form a well in the middle. To that, you add the wet ingredients, and then mix until just combined.

A dough whisk is ideal for this, as it prevents overmixing, which can result in tough muffins.

Summer is coming, folks. You’re going to know it the minute you bite into a Strawberry Lemonade Muffin. Sunshine in your breakfast, for sure!

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Jessica | Oh cake

Wednesday 11th of April 2012

I completely agree with using lemon yogurt to bump up the tangy lemon taste. Lovely recipe - I totally want a muffin now!

Amber

Wednesday 11th of April 2012

Thanks so much for commenting, Jessica. I'm still so happy with these muffins. I'm going to make them again I think, omit the strawberries, and head in a poppy seed direction.

Tracy

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

These sound amazing! Bookmarking these to make when fresh strawberries come in season here. I can almost taste them now!!

Jordanna

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

Would using all purpose flour be ok? These look great!

Amber

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

Hey Jordanna, thanks for your question. You can use AP, but you need to add the following to the recipe: For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

For this particular recipe, add 1 tablespoon and 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder, and roughly 3/4 teaspoon salt to the ingredients list. (You can probably get away with 1 tablespoon of baking powder.)

Alison

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

Oh my goodness, these sound so amazing! I love strawberry lemonade, and I love muffins, so the idea of the two being combined is delicious! I love how you used lemon greek yogurt - great idea!

Amber

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

Alison, thanks for your lovely comment! If you love strawberry lemonade, you will definitely love these muffins. They seriously mimic the flavors of the drink, in breakfasty form.

ATasteOfMadness

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

What a lovely combination for a muffin! Sounds like summer in a muffin, I love it!

Amber

Tuesday 3rd of April 2012

It certainly is. Every time I took a bite I would smile at the lemony tartness. It made me so happy!

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