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From the Kitchen: Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins

June 11, 2012

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We saw Moonrise Kingdom on Saturday… you guys, it was SO CUTE! And the sound track was just perfect. I spent all day Sunday running errands, lounging, baking, and catching up on my guilty pleasure (Housewives of wherever….I know…I know…don’t judge!). Today, I’m bringing you the first part of a little mini series I’m calling- ONE RECIPE, THREE WAYS: Roasted Strawberries. As you may have gathered from the title, I’ll be sharing three recipes that use roasted strawberries. First up is Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins. They’re light, subtly sweet and simply delicious. The roasted strawberries add a rich tartness and a beautiful color. I ate one warm out of the oven with a little pat of butter…sooo good!! On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing the next installment of this mini series. Hope to see you then! xoxo!

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins {adapted from Joy the Baker}

Makes 12-14 regular sized muffins


For the Roasted Strawberries:

  • 8-ounces medium strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

For the Buttermilk Muffins:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • roasted strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar for topping


To make the strawberries:

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. The strawberries get juicy, so a rimmed baking sheet is important. Set aside.

Cut each strawberry in half and place in a mixing bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, olive oil, and salt. Whisk together until completely incorporated. Drizzle the mixture over the strawberries and toss until each strawberry is coated. Arrange strawberries in a single layer across prepared baking sheet.

Roast strawberries for 40 minutes. The juices will thicken, but remove the strawberries from the oven before the juices begin to burn. Remove the berries and juice from the pan while still warm. Place in a small bowl, stir in balsamic vinegar, and set aside.

To make muffins:

Place a rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a regular sized muffin tin with cupcake liners or butter well and forego any paper liner.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Whisk in the vanilla or almond extract.

Add the buttermilk mixture all at once to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined and no lumps remain. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pan. Top batter with roasted strawberries and juice, divided evenly among muffins. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the muffins come out clean. Allow muffins to cool to room temperature. ENJOY!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2012 4:11 am

    These look so delicious… I’m drooling!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:37 pm

      Thanks! They’re pretty darn good. Very subtle in flavor, but so tasty!

  2. June 11, 2012 10:25 pm

    I just roasted strawberries for the first time…life altering. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’d love to try it.

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:38 pm

      So good, right?! You’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy :)

  3. myhealthyohana permalink
    June 12, 2012 6:43 pm

    Mmm…can’t wait to try your roasted strawberries!! I love strawberries with balsamic vinegar :)

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:40 pm

      Me too! I love it when there are strawberries in my salads with balsamic dressing.

  4. June 14, 2012 6:31 pm

    will try this with my roommate soon!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 14, 2012 10:39 pm

      Roommates!! Yay!

  5. June 25, 2012 12:57 am

    How fantastic! Washington strawberries are just about ready for picking. I must give this a try.

  6. pauline2504 permalink
    August 12, 2012 6:39 am

    soooo yummy!

  7. August 13, 2012 5:00 am

    with reds like that i am sure all very tasty


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