It’s the perfect time of year for fresh muffins for breakfast. I love things I can make ahead for the kids and just warm in the oven for our large family.
These are great for this time of year because the local markets get strawberries for really cheap making these a great frugal treat.
These are easy to make even in the morning and baking them warms up the oven which can help warm your house on a told late winter morning.
Strawberry Banana Nut Muffins
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups fresh strawberries
How to make Strawberry Banana Nut Muffins
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the beaten eggs to the mixture and mix until fully combined.
Add the mashed bananas to the mixture and stir until well incorporated.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in batches, mixing well after each addition.
Gently fold in the fresh strawberries until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Fun ways to make these your own.
Streusel Topping: Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/4 cup cold butter until crumbly. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the muffin batter before baking.
Chocolate Chips: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the muffin batter for a sweet and decadent twist.
Cream Cheese Filling: Mix 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1 egg until smooth. Spoon a dollop of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each muffin cup and swirl it around with a toothpick before baking.
Lemon Zest: Add 1 tablespoon of lemon zest to the muffin batter for a citrusy kick.
Nutella Swirl: Spoon a dollop of Nutella on top of the muffin batter in each cup, and use a toothpick to swirl it around before baking.
Oatmeal Streusel Topping: Mix 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup softened butter until crumbly. Sprinkle the oatmeal streusel mixture over the muffin batter before baking.
Almond Extract: Add 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the muffin batter for a nutty and sweet twist.
Blueberry: Swap out the strawberries for fresh blueberries to create a blueberry banana muffin instead.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the muffin batter before baking.
Sour Cream: Replace half of the mashed bananas with 1/2 cup of sour cream to create a moist and tangy muffin.