Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Freshly Picked Strawberry Muffins



From the mid to the end of June in Western New York is perfect strawberry picking time.  The berries are bright red and just deliciously sweet -- so naturally I had to head out into the fields to pick some strawberries! I've been wanting to do special things individually with the girls, so I decided to have my parents watch Katherine and I took Elizabeth.  We had an absolute blast! At first she didn't want to step in the dirt (such a girly-girl like her mama), but we quickly overcame that!





We ended up spending about an hour in the fields and it was so much fun.  Most farms don't allow small children to pick the berries, but there's one about 20 minutes away from my parents' house that offers u-pick for children of all ages (and it was super nice because the kids got to pick from a different part of the farm, so as to not be in the way of all the veteran berry pickers!).  



We ended up with five quarts of berries and on the drive home, I was trying to brainstorm some ideas for the berries, other than your typical strawberry shortcake.  Then I remembered Leah over at Leah with Love posted a fairly simple recipe earlier this spring for strawberry muffins.  Once we got home and E was down for her nap, we got baking! 



My mom is such a good cook and baker -- so she did most of the work.  When I started taking pictures as we were baking, she asked me if I was going to take all the credit and I said of course not, and naturally she didn't believe me. So mama, if you're reading this -- thanks for doing 99.9% of the work! XOXO! 



I've linked the recipe here because it's not my original.  I followed Leah's recipe exactly -- but I was overly generous when adding brown sugar to the top. We love crumbly, crispy toppings on our muffins! 



The muffins were a complete hit and everyone in the house LOVED them! 


24 comments

  1. We used to live within walking distance of a u-pick strawberry farm and I loved it! We'd have so many bags of strawberries each year! I've never made strawberry muffins, though, but it sounds like a really fabulous idea!

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a perfect summer time activity for you and your girl! And those muffins look absolutely delicious. :)

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  3. These sound so good! I love everything strawberry! May have to try this with the strawberries in our garden.

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  4. This looks so fun!! And those muffins look delicious! I wish I had some to eat for breakfast today :)

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  5. Fresh strawberries are just so much more potent and delicious than the store bought ones! I could live off them in the summer I think :D

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  6. Also here in Switzerland we have farms where we can pick strawberries. That´s a great family activity and our kids love it (kids are allowed to pick and also eat strawberries).

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  7. FUN! I really want to go do some berry picking with my son and I'm hoping the weather cooperates this weekend!
    Beth
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  8. I've never fresh picked anything before! I can only imagine how tasty those muffins are!

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  9. Going to a farm to pick berries is on my bucket list. I keep saying that I will go every year, but then I don't. I have to try that recipe. The muffins look delicious!

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  10. I just saw your Instagram post about this and new I had to find your blog to get the recipe 😋😋😋🎉 I can't wait to make these thanks for sharing

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  11. I LOVE homemade muffins...I usually make banana muffins, but strawberry would be a great change of pace.

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  12. Strawberry season is one of my favorite seasons, there is just so much you can make with them! Every year I make several batches of Glazed Strawberry Bread - Ohmeeghee it's amazing! These muffins sound just as delicious. But, honestly - muffin + strawberry = match made in heaven!

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  13. This looks absolutely amazing!! Pinning this so I can try it!

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  14. Love these! I love picking berries, there is nothing like it!

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  15. My son is mad about strawberries, he will eat punnets of them at a time! I am definitely going to try this recipe on him.

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  16. I love picking strawberries and am so excited that I have a muffin recipe to use them in.

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  17. These muffins look amazing! I love to strawberry pick but have not done it in years. I need to get out there soon or they will be done and I will be sad. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. These look delicious. And even more fun you got to pick the strawberries first!

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  19. Fresh strawberry anything is always a winner in my book. I'm pretty sure I would eat more while picking them than I took home when I was a child. No regrets here! The muffins look delicious, too!

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  20. Freshly picked strawberries are the best!! We are actually eating some right know while I have a strawberry cake in the oven! I love summer for all the berries we can pick ourselves!

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