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Strawberry Muffins

healthy strawberry muffins made with quick oats and whole wheat flour, sitting on wire rack

Strawberry Muffins are a jammy, juicy, delicately sweet treat made with whole grains and tender oats running throughout the batter. Warm from the oven in less than 30-minutes and full of fresh strawberry flavor.

Ingredients

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Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup quick oats, plus more for topping
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup light olive oil (or avocado, melted/cooled coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (such as cashew, oat, soy, etc.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and line 9 muffin cups with liners; set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients: In medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Mix wet ingredients: In large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (except strawberries) until combined.
  4. Combine: Add about half of the dry ingredients to bowl of wet, stir a couple of times, then gently fold in strawberries and remaining dry ingredients. 
  5. Bake: Evenly distribute muffin batter into the 9 lined muffin cups, filling almost to the top. Bake for 5 minutes at 425ºF, then drop to 350ºF and bake another 12-18-ish minutes. Check muffins for wet batter at 15 minutes with inserted toothpick.
  6. Cool: Allow muffins to cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing and placing on wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

FLOUR – To substitute whole wheat pastry flour, use a mix of half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour.

STORAGE – Muffins will keep, covered, 1-2 days at room temperature or up to 5 days in the fridge.

FREEZE – Transfer muffins to a zip-top plastic freezer bag, seal tight and lay flat in your freezer. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or right on the kitchen counter. Or, pop one in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through.

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