April 25, 2010

Follow the crumbs...it's strawberry muffins time!

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).


  1. I brought strawberries to try your scones, now you are gonna make be good and try these instead!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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  2. Yeah...good and with few calories...what a catch! The problem is that now I feel I can have more than one at a time without feeling guilty :)

  3. Oh this looks so good! I'll have to pick up some strawberries from the farmers market so I can make these.

  4. Roxan: every time I go to the market I'm tempted by some type of berries! Nice temptation in the time of the year :)


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