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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.

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Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble

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.

Strawberry Muffles close up photo of waffles with fresh strawberries and maple syrup

Strawberry Muffles. Waffles made from muffin batter.

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. 

Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble photo of a single muffin with coffee and more muffins in the background

Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble

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!

Fresh strawberries close up photo.

Fresh ripe perfect strawberries.

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.

Frozen strawberries for Strawberry Chiffon Squares

Frozen berries are fine in this recipe but the baking time may be a little longer.

Love a great muffin recipe? We’ve put together a collection of our Top 25 Fan Favourite Muffin Recipes. You may be surprised to see which delicious, wholesome muffin hit the #1 spot!

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Originally published April 2013. Updated May, 2020

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Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble close up photo of a single muffin on a white plate
Yield: 12 muffins

Strawberry Muffins with Shortbread Crumble

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Beat well after the addition of each egg.
  5. Sift together the flour and baking powder.
  6. Add dry ingredients alternately with the milk.
  7. 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.
  8. Fold in the sliced strawberries.
  9. Add the muffin batter evenly to the prepared pan.

For the shortbread crumble

  1. Pulse together the flour, vanilla extract, butter and sugar in a food processor or just rub together with your hands until crumbly.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

12 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.

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