Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

Do you love strawberry shortcake?  I have just the recipe for you, but less trouble and less calories.  This is a fabulous muffin recipe and I know because I have made my share of muffins with high school students.  Since  I just received my first strawberries of the season in my CSA box I was searching for a great recipe.  I did not have to go far.    The new issue of Southern Living coincidentally featured strawberry recipes ranging from strawberry pie to strawberry curd this month.  There many great looking  recipes using strawberries.  I didn’t have to make a choice because my friend Syble mentioned to me that she tried these strawberry lemonade muffins which were divine.  I was sold .  Her word is gold and I love it when I don’t have to make decisions.

Muffins are so easy to put together but here  are a few rules to remember:

  • Measure flour correctly by spooning lightly in a dry measuring cup and level with a straight edge
  • Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another bowl
  • Gently stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  • Mix only until moistened
  • Fold in fruit
  • Cook until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean

You are really going to enjoy this recipe.  I love the lemon tartness which makes this a not so sweet muffin.  With the great strawberries out there now you cannot go wrong.

Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins from Southern Living

Yield:  18 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and 1 cup of sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Stir together sour cream, butter melted, lemon zest, lemon juice, and eggs.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Gently fold strawberries into the batter.
  6. Spoon batter into lightly greased muffin pans filling about 3/4 full.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of sugar over the batter.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted i center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans for about 1 minute.
  10. Run a knife or spatula around the edge and remove from pan.
  11. Cool 10 minutes.
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68 Comments

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68 responses to “Strawberry Lemonade Muffins

  1. Betty

    Ronnie asked me to make the best ever chocolate dessert for some ladies at his work. I’m making your chocolate sheet cake and remembering all the fun times eating it after ALTA matches. Thanks – again – for all the fabulous recipes. The recipe index is awesome. Thanks:)

  2. they were relly good i love the strawberry taste!

  3. Grayling 3rd

    I learned that these are like almost any baked goods and you need a poker to make sure that it is completed in the oven.

  4. hailey 3rd

    I learned that you need to be sure that the strawberries are drained or they will make the muffins sticky, even after they are cooked.

  5. Tyler Shaw 3rd

    they were ok they could have been more sweet and i dont like lemons to much so that might be the promblem but they were very good

  6. lakia

    these were amazing i thought they were going to be nasty with the sour cream but it was so good

  7. Beth B.

    I learned that you stir together sour cream, butter melted, lemon zest, lemon juice, and eggs and add them together.

  8. Sydnee 3rd

    I learned that you can cook strawberries with lemons and it be delicious.

  9. Kayla Williams

    I learned that you have to fold in the solid pieces of fruit.

  10. Noel

    I finally learned how to make muffins from scratch. I’ve always wanted to do that.

  11. Destiny Williams 1st

    These muffins look absolutely delightful! This is the first time I have seen a strawberry lemonade muffin recipe. I will definitely make these at home!

  12. haley

    I learned that you must fold strawberries into the batter!

  13. Jackie

    I didn’t know you could put sour cream in muffins and them actually taste good.

  14. wayne rhodes 1st

    i never knew how to make muffins and i learned how to and how to make them delicious

  15. Evan Foerster

    Theses muffins showed me that unusual flavors can be mixed into muffins and create a great desert or snack.

  16. cory m

    i dont remember making these but i bet they where good but kinda sour

  17. Ivry Mills

    I have learned that you gently stir in the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.

  18. Hayley

    I learned that when you add the strawberries you have to fold them into the batter.

  19. Danel Worrell

    I learned that you must fold strawberries into the batter

  20. Hector Melara

    i learned you have to mix the wet and dry ingredients separately

  21. Jada

    I learned that you can cook strawberries with lemons and it be delicious.

  22. Brittany

    i learned that you can add anything to muffins for a great taste!

  23. Angel

    I never knew you could bake real strawberries in a muffin! It was delicious!!

  24. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that you can put more in muffins than just blueberries or chocolate chips and it still taste good

  25. Jude Thornton

    Who knew that you could put lemonade in a muffin? I learned that you could put lemon zest in a recipe to strengthen the flavor.

  26. mary depaola

    i learned that you have to fold strawberries into the batter

  27. brianna

    too bad im allergic to strawberries but this looks really good. i learned that how you can tell if the recipe is done you stick a toothpick in it and it will come out clean.

  28. Tiffany

    I learned you can add anything to muffins even lemons.

  29. Joseph Loomis

    I learned how to incorporate fruit into a recipe that involves bread.

  30. Morgan Woods

    I learned that you must fold strawberries into the batter.

  31. Brittany Collins

    I learned that you can put fresh strawberries into a muffin.

  32. mallory

    i learned that the strawberry and lemons are really good together.

  33. Catie Mullinax 3rd

    I learned that you have to fold in the solid pieces of fruit.

  34. Trey Irving

    This is my favorite I made this at home and everyone fell in love with it. The strawberry Lemonade Muffins is my favorite snack.

  35. Courtney Vasquez

    I learned me that you have to fold strawberries into the batter, or it would come out a pink color.

  36. Tyra Alston

    i learned that you have to fold the strawberries into the batter in order for the muffins to turn out right.

  37. Whitney Hobbs

    After reading the recipe, I learned you should gently stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until moistened.

  38. madison hayes

    I learned me that you have to fold strawberries into the batter, or it would come out a pink color.

  39. nikki

    i learned that you sprinkle the sugar on top of the batter.

  40. Melijah Mason

    They were good but i learned that you can put sour cream but I thought it would taste weird.

  41. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that you have to fold in the strawberries.

  42. Jorman Gonzalez

    i learned you can fold the solid fruit, and it looks good

  43. Ali Nayeem

    I didnt know lemon would be good in a muffin.

  44. olivia4th

    this taught me a quick and easy way to make a snack with strawberries!

  45. audrey carroll

    i learned you have to let them cool for one minute before you take them out of the pan

  46. nicholaspaul4thperiod

    i learned how to use lemon zest for many diffrent things.

  47. morgan

    i learned what a lemon zester was

  48. ashley cunningham

    i learned that you can put fresch strawberries into muffins and it tastes very good.

  49. Raenah B. 4th

    i learned that you should measure flour correctly by spooning lightly in a dry measuring cup and level with a straight edge.

  50. Cole Small

    I learned me that you have to fold strawberries into the batter

  51. jamile holmes

    I learned that if have to fold the fruit in carefully.

  52. maeghan d

    i learned that the strawberries have to be folded in the batter so it wont turn out pink

  53. Morgan Jones

    I learned to only fill the muffin cups 3/4ths of the way full or they will over flow and run together when cooking and it will be harder to get them out.

  54. britnee

    I didn’t know a thing that is typically a beverage could be so good in a muffin. They were delicious!

  55. Avondre

    I learned these taste much fresher when you make them with real fruit

  56. darien1st

    Geee…. I sure wish my class could’ve gotten some;). Fresh lemon juice in muffins I’ve never heard before but sounds good.

  57. Katherine Lackey

    I learned how to zest a lemon!

  58. andrea brown 2nd period

    i learned that you can alot of juice out of lemons

  59. Jessica Shearer 2nd

    I learned to stick a toothpick in the middle to see if it is done or not.

  60. Jada Hunt

    These were really good. I learned that you can make muffins with different flavors and still make them taste great.

  61. arkell evans

    I learned that you use lemon zest and juice and that these are very tasty.

  62. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned that you can cook food or muffins with lemon and it actually wouldn’t be nasty! They were delicious!

  63. what a great muffin idea! i’ve started using either buttermilk or sour cream in all my muffins–they’re SO much more moist that way!

  64. Chelsea 4th

    I learned that you have to make sure you grease the pans correctly so that the muffins don’t stick.

  65. Rebcca Bass -4th

    I learned that you can core the strawberries with a special tool instead of cutting it out.

  66. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you must fold strawberries into the batter.

  67. Paige Sutton

    I learned to always grease the pan while making muffins or the will stick really bad.

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