Despite the wonderful weather we are having in Oakland this weekend, I was able to get sick. Really sick! Yesterday I had fever and a terrible cold. All my bones were aching. Outside there was a wonderful sun that called for nice walks, trips to the farmers' market, great food pictures and instead I was stuck in bed. I was in a terrible mood. This morning I woke up feeling better. Going out was still not an option but I couldn't resist: I had to bake something to cheer myself up.
I have many good things at home to bake with but nothing is more spring than strawberries. After the strawberries scones I decided to go for strawberries muffins to help my mood get better. If you consider that this are also low calories muffins...well, one more thing to be happy about!
I found this recipe in the Diet Recipe Blog. It says this muffins are 163 calories each. My first thought was "163 calories only? Then, they cannot be that good!" I am always a bit skeptical about low fat food and recipes. They often turn out to be good stuff but not wow! And today I really needed something to wow me. Still, in the picture of the blog they looked amazing so I decided I have to try them and....oh yeah....they are wow! I got 12 very crumby and tasty muffins, ideal for breakfast, brunch, snack...anything! So, as they are only 163 calories...I guess I can have two of them and my mood will get twice better, right? :)
Crumby Strawberry Muffins
yields 12 muffins
12 strawberries, sliced
2 oz sugar
16 oz flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps baking powder
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 oz butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in the beaten egg, the milk and butter (the batter will not be smooth).
Spoon the batter into buttered muffin tins, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Press strawberry slices into batter, pointed side up and sprinkle each muffin with 1 teaspoon sugar.
Bake for about 20 minutes (or until golden brown).
Source: Diet Recipe Blog