Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble. A simple tender, moist muffin recipe with slices of fresh strawberries baked right in. They are crowned with a buttery vanilla shortbread crumble to make them the ultimate strawberry muffins.
I made these strawberry muffins just to prove that those “muffles” from last week really were waffles made from muffin batter. Here’s the same recipe actually made as muffins.
I decided to add a simple shortbread crumble to the recipe as I often like to do with muffins. It makes them look and taste like a mini streusel cake or coffee cake.
I did have a number of inquiries about this. The recipe can indeed be used with blueberries or chopped fruit like peaches in summertime.
That’s a real favourite of mine. I love anything peach!
I’ve added one of my favourite toppings for any muffin, a simple, buttery vanilla shortbread. What a great start these strawberry muffins would make to any morning or at a weekend brunch.
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Originally published April 2013. Updated May, 2020
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Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble
Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble - a simple tender, moist muffin recipe with slices of fresh strawberries baked right in. They are crowned with a buttery vanilla shortbread crumble to make them the ultimate strawberry muffins.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
For the shortbread crumble
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan well or line with paper liners. Using paper liners generally yells a couple of extra muffins as they will be slightly smaller.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time.
- Beat well after the addition of each egg.
- Sift together the flour and baking powder.
- Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk.
- Always begin and end with an addition of dry ingredients. As a general rule, add the flour mixture in 3 divisions and the milk in two.
- Fold in the sliced strawberries.
- Add the muffin batter evenly to the prepared pan.
For the shortbread crumble
- Pulse together the flour, vanilla extract, butter and sugar in a food processor or just rub together with your hands until crumbly.
- Press together the shortbread mixture in your hand and then break off small pieces over the top of the muffin batter in the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serving Size12 muffins
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 66mgSodium 206mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 5g
The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.
Sunday 26th of March 2023
I used fresh strawberries I found that the muffin tasted wet from the strawberries so next time I toss my strawberries in flour r cut them smaller
Thursday 2nd of September 2021
Hi, I had a couple of quick questions regarding your muffins. On the ingredients for the Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble, would the strawberries go under the list of ingredients instead of the shortbread crumble? Also, do most of your muffin recipes use salted or unsalted butter? I have seen your website linked to several other recipe websites I use all the time. Your Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies and Yogurt Flatbreads are definite family favorites and I make them all the time. I just subscribed to your newsletter and am looking forward to receiving it. Thank you. Christine Jones
Saturday 30th of May 2020
Are you supposed to put the strawberries in the crumble or the muffin?
Monday 15th of July 2019
Wondering if these muffins can be frozen ,to take out and enjoy when delicious local strawberries aren't available
Barry C. Parsons
Saturday 5th of October 2019
I don't see why mot.
Sunday 2nd of March 2014
These are baking in my oven right now and smell soooooo good! I love that the pictures alone make my mouth water.