What could be better than starting the day with a sweet, fluffy muffin loaded with fresh, juicy strawberries and served with a strawberry cream cheese spread? Not much, I'd say!



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cream Cheese Spread:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cream cheese, strawberries, and honey in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper muffin liners.

  • Mix strawberries and 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  • Stir flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and orange zest in a small bowl until well blended. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined.

  • Drain strawberries and gently fold into the batter. Divide the batter equally among the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or cooled with the strawberry cream cheese spread.

Cook's Note:

The cream cheese spread can be made the day before making the muffins.

Nutrition Facts

235.8 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 33.4g 11% DV; fat 9.5g 15% DV; cholesterol 57.6mg 19% DV; sodium 325mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition