Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Orange Strawberry Streusel Muffins


Every Sunday, I can usually be found in the kitchen making muffins. I like to bake up a batch of muffins and have them handy as snacks, or for Mr.B's lunch box during the week. My go to recipe is usually contains bananas, but now and then I like to switch it up. Once again my friend Susan from Mom's Recipe Collection posted the most delicious looking muffins, last week. I knew right away I wanted to make them and jotted down the recipe. Well, Sunday morning rolled around and as I was making breakfast, I discovered that my strawberries were getting ready to turn. Not wanting to waste them, I decided to add them to Susan's muffin recipe, rather than cranberries.


These muffins smelled wonderful before they were even in the oven. The nice bright burst of citrus, paired with the cinnamon-y sweetness of the topping was making my tummy rumble. They are nice and moist and I love the extra bit of sweetness from the brown sugar and the savory crunchiness from the toasted nuts. The kids and Hubby all loved these too and I am a little embarrased to say that we have almost eaten the whole batch; and it's only Tuesday, LOL. I'm including a video of me making the muffins, if you'd like a peek into my kitchen.

Orange-Strawberry Streusel Muffins
 Adapted from Susan Harder and Mom's Recipe Collection
printable version
2 c flour
1/3 c sugar (may add a bit more if you want a sweeter muffin)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 lrg egg
1/4 c veg oil
3/4 c milk
1/4c orange juice
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 c fresh strawberries, chopped

1/4 c slivered almonds
1/4 c brown sugar ,packed
1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a bowl whisk dry ingredients. Toss in berries to coat. In separate bowl, mix rest of ingredients.. Gently and throughly mix dry ingredients into wet. Put into muffin tins 3/4 full. Mix topping and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375* till browned or they are domed and toothpick comes out clean.


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MM said...

Thanks for linking up, Cindy.
The texture of these muffins looks perfect. I'm all about what tops a muffin--my favorite part!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the crunchy topping on these lovely muffins, and the strawberry orange flavour combination sounds delicious. It was nice to have a look at your kitchen :-)