Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

I can’t even remember who I got this recipe from, but it has been taped to my kitchen cupboard for about 4 months. You’d have thought I would have been bored just looking at it, but my long row of kitchen cabinets makes it kinda like looking at all my recipes in the works.  Quite a pipeline for delicious dishes to come!  Feels like a restaurant………ok so not really but you get the visualization here!

Muffins and poppy seeds just go together very well. I have to admit though, after making a few of the strawberry recipes from sites and cookbooks, I really like my strawberries in, or rather on pancakes, in power shakes, in ice cream or with shortbread. But I do feel like I gave it my best shot to try the muffin route. While blueberries and other fruits work perfectly, I will keep my strawberries for other dishes. But that’s not to say that you don’t have a few gems up your sleeves and completely disagree!! By all means share!

For now, this was a really quick and easy recipe. I did make a few changes wanting to get my

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

applesauce amount up while the sugar amount down. Even though the sugar amount was pretty low it still tasted like it was made from a mix! But that may be just me!!

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

1 1/2 eggs (I used two!)

1/3 cup sugar

1 t vanilla

1/2 cup oil

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

4 T applesauce (I used almost 1/2 cup)

2 cups chopped strawberries

2 T poppy seeds

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 t powder

1/2 t soda

1/2 t salt

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Preheat oven to 350˚. Beat eggs, blend in sugar, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add flour, powder, soda, poppy seeds and salt in a separate bowl. Mix just to combine the wet with the dry.  Fold in strawberries. Place in greased or lined cupcake pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Makes 12.

This is not one of my favorite strawberry recipes, but is was about a 6 on a scale to 10. A great starter recipe for kids as you don’t need a mixer and it’s easy to combine all the ingredients. Kids would get a kick out of this one and feel very proud. Very Healthy kids treat.

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Poppy Seed Muffins

Sang my way through the dish with a nice ditty by Sting “Brand New Day” …..just love Stevie Wonder on the harmonica!

Wore my Napa Apron.  And ya know,…….. it just never gets old. Whooo’d a thought! ;-)
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