Monday, March 19, 2012

Strawberry Streusel Muffins

Mmmmm I love any kind of berry,  and these muffins with strawberries are berry delicious!!  The recipe comes from Betty Crocker's Best Loved Recipes.  The muffins are good for breakfast, brunch or tea time.  The strawberries enhanced with the orange zest makes for a wonderful flavor combination.  I hope you give them a try soon.

3/4 cup milk                                                    
1/2 cup oil
1 T. orange zest
2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1/3 cup sugar

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.

Mix milk, oil, orange zest and egg in large bowl until well blended.  Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, strawberries and sugar just until moistened.
Prepare the Pecan Streusel Topping.  Fill muffins two-thirds full with batter.  Sprinkle batter with the topping.  Bake 15-20 minutes.

Pecan Streusel Topping

(I only use half of this and save the rest for another recipe)

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 T. melted butter

Mix all ingredients until well blended.
Plate, cup and saucer painted by late,  Great- Aunt Kitty

I'm sharing with:

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Party Tuesday
Table Top Tuesday
Your Cozy Home Party
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Rock 'n Share Party
Mrs. Fox's Sweets Party
Bake with Bizzy
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Pink Saturday
Sweets for Saturday
Link 'n Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. Your teacup set is goreous and this recipe sounds yummy!

  2. Hi Kitty,

    Your strawberry streusel muffins sound delicious and your handpainted tea setting is gorgeous!

  3. What a treasure to have Kitty, a hand painted teacup and plate handed down.
    I had someone ask me for a good sugar cookie recipe last week and I sent her to your recipe link. They'll soon be all over blogland. :-)

  4. Hello Kitty,
    What a beautiful handpainted teacup and matching plate! It's lovely to have these treasures from your great aunt! Your strawberry muffins look so good and would taste wonderful with a cup of tea! Thank you for joining me today and enjoy your first week of Spring.


  5. Love the Miss America and the hand painted pieces Kitty.

    The muffins look delicious.

  6. Hi Kitty,
    the handpainted dishes are really wonderful. The soft green is so springy. Thank you for sharing this treasure and for your nice recipes.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. These sound like the perfect muffin! Your hand painted china is a beautiful keepsake!

  8. I too love all berries. I made a fruit cup for hubby and I for dinner tonight. I think I have just enough berries to make these in the morning. thanks for sharing! I am now following you.

  9. I would love to have a couple of those sitting on my tabletop right now! YUM! :)

  10. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM thanks, Kitty! I think I just gained 5 pounds just READING about that deliciousness!

    And what stunning china you have displayed it on - wow, just lovely!

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, may have to make them SOON!


  11. Hi Kitty, The handpainted tea cup and saucer and plate are really a treasure - so beautiful!

  12. YUM! I love muffins and strawberries too. Lovely photos!

  13. oh yum, they sound good enough that I might eat fruit in my desert, and I never do that.

  14. I bought so many strawberries from Costco I have run out of recipes!! I have everything ready for strawberry cake, but I already have another cake made. i am glad I waited. I will make these muffins tonight! i was just destined to find this dessert for tonight!! thanks!

  15. My Mom loves muffins and is always looking for new recipes to try. I'll have to tell her about this one. The orange zest sounds really good with the strawberris. Thanks for sharing your great recipes at my party!

  16. I hopped in from Cozy Home and I think I'll try these out tomorrow morning too. I have no pecans (too expensive) and only have frozen strawberries. I'll ping back to you to let you know how it goes. How fortunate you are to have such a talented Aunt!

  17. Strawberry is one of my fav's I love this muffin idea and anything w/ a crumbly yummy top has my vote!

  18. Kitty how pretty and special is your setting :) the muffins look decilious also, thank you for sharing.

    Bridget xo

  19. What a great breakfast muffing. I love muffins with my coffee and these would be perfect!

  20. These muffins are fantastic. I like the addition of the orange zest and the pecan streusel.

    If you have a moment, would you link this to Bake with Bizzy?

  21. These sound scrumptious! Love your tea cup too.

  22. I don't know which I like more...the muffins or those beautiful handpainted pieces!! I want them all!
    I wish I had a full cup of strawberries in the fridge right now so I could make these. Putting them on my list right this minute.
    Thanks for the recipe!


  23. Wow! I just bought a fresh carton of strawberries and this recipe is next on my "must bake" list. Found you through Lisa's Sweets for a Saturday link party. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I am going to have to stop visiting your blog. I do not cook anymore, and you are driving m e crazy with all your good eats.

  25. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. YUM-O!!! These muffins sound delicious!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,

  27. Kitty,
    They sound and Look delicious!

  28. Hi Kitty! I'm going to give these a try with frozen strawberries that I picked last summer and want to use up. Thanks for the recipe!

  29. Kitty, I am making these for the weekend! I love berries! Your muffins are soooo fabulous looking! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!


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