These wholesome strawberry muffins are fluffy and full of fresh strawberry flavor! Plus, they’re made with whole grains. Recipe yields 12 muffins.
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 eggs, preferably at room temperature
1 cup plain Greek yogurt*
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups hulled and diced ripe strawberries (from 1 pound of strawberries, you may not need them all)
1 teaspoon turbinado sugar (also called raw sugar), for sprinkling on top (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If necessary, grease all 12 cups on your muffin tin with butter or cooking spray (my pan is non-stick and doesn’t require any grease).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir with a whisk to blend.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, maple syrup and eggs. Beat together with a whisk. Add the yogurt and vanilla, and mix well.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a big spoon, just until combined (a few lumps are ok). Gently fold the strawberries into the batter. The mixture will be thick, but don’t worry.
Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups (I used an ice cream scoop with a wire level, which worked perfectly). They will be quite full!
Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oats, followed by the turbinado sugar. Bake the muffins for 19 to 22 minutes, or until the muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool. You might need to run a butter knife along the outer edge of the muffins to loosen them from the pan.
Storage suggestions: Store leftover muffins at room temperature, covered, for 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze leftover muffins for up to 3 months.
*Greek yogurt note: I’ve used a variety of fat percentages and the muffins have always turned out well. Higher fat yogurt will yield a somewhat richer muffin.
Make it vegan: You can replace the eggs with flax eggs. Replace the yogurt with a smaller amount of vegan buttermilk—just mix ⅔ cup non-dairy milk with 2 teaspoons vinegar. Let it rest for 5 minutes before adding it to the other liquid ingredients.
Make it dairy free: See vegan buttermilk option above.
Make it egg free: Substitute flax eggs for the regular eggs.
Make it gluten free: Substitute an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend for the whole wheat flour.
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