These strawberry muffins are so good, your kids won’t know they are healthy! The combination of sweet strawberries and healthy ingredients loaded with fiber and other nutrients makes this strawberry muffin recipe an excellent option for a snack or even breakfast.
When my kids were in public school, Valentine’s Day was my least favorite holiday. Everything was red or pink, which meant lots of red dye and high amounts of high fructose corn syrup. My middle child is sensitive to both, so we have to avoid them. I did have safe snacks and drinks at the school, but the teachers would forget or there would be some other reason that he would have some of the red dye filled snacks.
We do still celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with red or pink snacks, but they are naturally dyed instead. It’s a big candy holiday, but I make my kids something healthier like these strawberry muffins. These would also be an easy snack to send to school for a party.
You can have this strawberry muffin recipe ready in about 30 minutes and serve for breakfast with scrambled eggs. Or make them ahead of time and warm them for a few minutes in the oven the next morning.
What Makes This Strawberry Muffin Recipe Healthier
I used coconut sugar in my strawberry muffins. I like it because it substitutes 1:1 for white sugar and isn’t bitter like some sweeteners. It does taste a little bit like brown sugar, but that won’t affect the flavor of these muffins at all.
You can also use stevia if you want. It’s sweeter than sugar ounce for ounce, so be sure to cut it back to 1/2 a teaspoon. If you use stevia, you can add it to the wet or dry ingredients, just be sure to stir well if you’re adding it to the dry ingredients.
For the flour, I use white whole wheat flour. I’ve tried using whole wheat flour, but the muffins don’t have the best texture. I recently discovered white whole wheat flour, and it’s perfect for baked goods.
Whole wheat flour and white flour are made from hard red wheat berries. White whole wheat flour is made from the hard white wheat berry. This makes it lighter in color and just a little sweeter. It uses both the wheat bran and the wheat germ, so it’s higher in fiber and nutrients than white flour.
Healthy Strawberry Muffin Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats quick cooking or old fashioned
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar substitute 1/2 teaspoon liquid stevia if desired
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
- Dice the strawberries. You will add one cup to the muffins, but I like to dice a little extra to add to the tops of the muffins.
- Combine flour, oats, coconut sugar or stevia, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk together to combine. Set aside.
- Combine yogurt, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla in a small bowl.
- Add the diced strawberries to the dry ingredients. Stir to coat the berries with the dry ingredients.
- Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just moistened. There may be small lumps. The batter will be thick.
- Scoop or spoon batter into muffin cups. Divide evenly between 12 muffin cups. Top with a few pieces of diced strawberries if desired.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool before serving.
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Cari Dunn is homesteading on an 11.5 acre farm with her husband, three kids, 5 goats, and flock of chickens. She currently blogs at Everything Pretty where she features health and beauty tips along with DIY beauty recipes.