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Easy Strawberry Muffins + Giveaway!

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Muffins are a delicious treat no matter what time of the day! The versatile ingredients make them a delicious recipe to make and enjoy. My family always enjoys them fresh out of the oven. 

Easy Strawberry Muffins

There are so many ways you can spruce up muffins and change the flavors. From the classic blueberry muffin, to a cinnamon sugar donut, to a banana nut muffin, the possibilities are endless.

More Muffin Recipes:

One of my latest favorites are strawberry muffins. These muffins, however, are made a little differently than your regular muffin. 

Strawberry Muffins

Simple Ingredients

Strawberry muffins use the traditional muffin recipe that I love but I swapped one simple ingredient out. 

I simply swapped the Greek yogurt that I would normally use in this muffin recipe for Hood® Country Style Cottage Cheese.

Hood Cottage Cheese

Hear me out, it is so worth the switch of this one ingredient, you’ll love them! Even if you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, this muffin recipe will have you wanting to substitute for this ingredient all the time. 

Why Hood® Cottage Cheese ?

Did you know that cottage cheese is a great substitute for Greek yogurt for baking and even just for a healthy snack? These muffins are packed with protein and are a great addition to your diet! 

Hood® has produced these fresh, high-quality dairy products for more than 170 years. If you’re from the New England area, you’ll probably recognize this brand easily. However, Hood® Country Style Cottage Cheese  is now available in new markets. 

Hood Cottage Cheese makes a delicious and healthy snack

You can grab Hood® Country Style Cottage Cheese in an assortment of sizes including single-serve to shareable. In my local store, I found the 16oz. and 24oz. containers in my dairy aisle. 

There are a variety of flavors including Cracked Pepper, Cucumber & Dill, and Chive that are the perfect pairing for your next snack. You can dip, spread or top these flavors on crackers, veggies and even try it out on a taco! 

If you have a sweet tooth, check out Pineapple, Strawberry and Blueberry. You can make delicious smoothies or desserts!

All Hood® Cottage Cheese flavors are perfectly blended using the high-quality ingredients for the most delicious tasting cottage cheese in the dairy aisle.

Basics for Making Muffins

Even if you don’t consider yourself a baker, muffins are a super simple recipe to start with. This recipe for strawberry muffins is particularly simple as it takes minimal ingredients and minimal tools. 

Basically you mix the wet ingredients and then the dry ingredients into the wet without over-mixing. Then, you add in the fruit that you’d like to add, in this case small pieces of strawberries.

If you do over-mix, you’ll have dense muffins, so make sure you mix until the ingredients are combined and then fold in the strawberries.

Ingredients Needed for Strawberry Muffins

Ingredients needed for Strawberry Muffins

How to Make Strawberry Muffins

As I stated above, these strawberry muffins are super easy to make and require minimal ingredients, supplies and time. 

The first thing I love to do whenever I am baking or cooking in general is to get all of my ingredients out and ready to go. For this recipe, chopping the strawberries is an essential prep task. 

Chop these strawberries into small pieces, like show in the picture below. It will make them mix better into the batter and you’ll get more pieces of strawberry in each muffin. 

Strawberry prep

Preheat your oven too, so that it will be ready to go when its time for you to bake!

Now, it’s time to make the muffins!!

First, you’ll want to mix up the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Dry ingredients are the flour, baking powder and salt.

Next, mix the sugar and softened butter in a medium bowl until lighter in color and creamy!

Butter and sugar for strawberry muffins

Add the eggs, stir to combine and then add the Hood® Country Style Cottage Cheese , and milk. Stir to combine.

Hood Cottage Cheese

Third, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Combine just until mixed, don’t over-mix or your muffins will be dense.

Combining ingredients

Finally, fold in your chopped strawberries. Don’t mix vigorously or the strawberries will be squished.

Add the strawberries

Now, it’s time to put them into your muffin tin. You can either spray the muffin tin with cooking spray or use liners. It’s whatever you prefer.

Ready to bake

Place these muffins into the oven and bake until the tops are slightly browned and muffins are cooked through!

Allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Strawberry Muffins

ENTER TO WIN

I am so excited to offer my readers an amazing giveaway from Hood® Cottage Cheese! 

The giveaway will be for three (3) winners (US Only) each receiving a:

Prize pack of twelve (12) coupons for a Complimentary Hood® Cottage Cheese product (each valued up to $4.50).  Total Prize Value: $54

To enter simply use the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18+ older. The winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. 

Easy Strawberry Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Easy Strawberry Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Strawberry muffins are SO delicious and easy to make. Plus, there's a little twist on them that packs them with protein!!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Hood Country Style Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the butter and sugar in a large bowl for about 2 minutes till it starts to get light and creamy.
  4. Add in your eggs and stir until just combined.
  5. Stir in the cottage cheese.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently stir to combine.
  7. Carefully fold in the strawberries.
  8. Scoop the batter into 12 muffin tin spots, sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with muffin liners.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and the muffins are slightly browned on top.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g

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