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
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
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
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.
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! ;-)