Friday, June 29, 2012

Strawberry Muffin Tops

Thanks to my wonderful son who sent me the pan I was looking for that I could not find in our area, I was able to make these. My orginal idea was to bake blueberry muffin tops, which I still plan to do but I was given some strawberries and I wanted to use them up.

I found this recipe on The Country Cook Blog. She has lots of recipes and this one looked good. I did make a very small loaf of the bread which I want to give to our mailman today.

The only thing I changed in the recipe -I used vanilla yogurt in place of sour cream and it worked out well. I did add a tad of vanilla also.

An idea I had with the strawberry tops- this would be a great base for a strawberry shortcake! Add your berries and some whipped cream and you have a tasty treat.

1/2 C unsalted butter
3/4 C white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 C AP flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/4 tsp.salt
1 tsp.ground cinnamon
1/2 C sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1/2 C walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
1 1/2 C chopped fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pan on middle rack. Since I didn't make a loaf and had my new muffin top pan, I greased the bottom of it with butter.Didn't flour bottom.

1-Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time ( Hint- I always have the eggs come to room temp before using them) beating well after each one is added.Add vanilla extract. Scrape down sides if needed.

2- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon ( I prefer Saigon cinnamon).

3- Mix on low, add flour mixture ( in 3 additions) and sour cream ( I used the vanilla yogurt-2 additions) alternately,starting and ending with the flour. Mix only until combined.

4- Gently fold in chopped strawberries and walnuts.

5- I baked them about 18-20 min. Please note- each oven is different. If I make this in Florida the oven is hotter and will bake these faster



  1. Love muffin tops.....these look so good. Wonder if you could make choc chip instead of strawberry.

  2. These muffins tops look so delicious... I need to invest in a muffin top pan. Luckily the Wilton store isn't too far from me. Myra, chocolate chips would probably be great for this recipe. ~Aurora