Strawberry Muffins {Power of Pink Challenge}

by Melissa on October 25, 2011

As I am sure you have noticed, pink is everywhere this month! Pink is the color of breast cancer awareness month, and it seems like every year more and more people and corporations are working hard to promote breast cancer awareness in October. One of those people is Jen over at Beantown Baker. This month she is hosting The Power of Pink Challenge, where she is encouraging everyone to make something pink! I am submitting these strawberry muffins that I made when I had my Pink Party. I promise they were more pink in person! :)

I wanted to bake some sort of pink muffin for my party, and strawberry seemed like the logical choice. I especially enjoyed these muffins with a cup of coffee, and I can’t wait to make them again next summer when strawberries are actually in season!  The only thing I would do differently next time would be to add a bit of vanilla, and I have made that change in the recipe below.

Strawberry Muffins

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped strawberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oil an 8 cup muffin tin, or use paper liners.

In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, egg and vanilla. Beat lightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Toss in chopped strawberries and stir to coat with flour. Pour in milk mixture and stir together.

Fill muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or until the tops bounce back from the touch. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.

*To make the muffins pink, I added a couple of drops of red food coloring to the batter.

Source: Adapted from allrecipes.com.

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Nic@diningwithastud October 25, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Such a great cause. I do love October. Its such a great awareness month.
Strawberries are everywhere at the moment so now I know what do to when we have axcess :)

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Melissa November 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

It is a great awareness month, just hard to find good strawberries sometimes! :)

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 26, 2011 at 12:40 am

Mmmm, I have never had strawberry muffins before. They look good, and I can imagine that they taste great. Feel free to drop some off at my place if you are in the Canadian prairies any time soon …

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Melissa November 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

I had never had them before either, but they are really good!

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Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 26, 2011 at 12:48 am

Fantastic recipe and wonderful cause! Thank you for sharing. I love strawberries and these look perfect with coffee for morning breakfasts!

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Melissa November 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

That was my favorite way to have them, with a cup of french vanilla coffee!

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