Strawberry Muffins

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Strawberry Muffins made with better-for-you ingredients and topped with a delicious streusel pecan topping.

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Strawberry Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Strawberry muffins are made with better-for-you ingredients and topped with a delicious streusel pecan topping.
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Strawberry Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Strawberry muffins are made with better-for-you ingredients and topped with a delicious streusel pecan topping.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry muffins
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 212kcal
Cost $4.12


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or sub white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries stems removed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt full fat recommended; don't use regular yogurt (must be Greek)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil measured when melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest optional*
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel

  • 1/4 cup pecans very finely chopped (measure after chopping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray and lightly flour (do not use muffin liners as these stick) 7-10 of the muffin cavities and set aside.
  • Measure 1 cup of flour. Remove 1 tablespoon from the full cup measurement of the flour and return it to the flour bag. In a bowl, toss together the remaining flour with the cornstarch, baking powder, and salt until well mixed. (Tip: when you measure the flour spoon and level the measurement so you don't pack in too much flour into the measuring cup)
  • Stir in the chopped strawberries, gently, until well coated in the flour mixture and set aside.
  • In another bowl (important to use 2 bowls so the ingredients don't get over-mixed resulting in dense muffins), lightly beat the egg with a fork for 20 seconds. Stir in the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil until well combined.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until JUST combined. Over-mixing will yield less optimal results.
  • Fill up 7-10 muffin tins close to the top. (These muffins won't rise much) and then fill the other empty spots with water to ensure even baking.
  • In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped pecans, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Knead with your hands to get the mixture to come together. Stir in the coconut oil and drop about 3/4 tablespoon on to the top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a fork when inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

*Lemon zest gives these a hint of lemon flavor and freshness; it is optional.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 212kcal


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  1. These look delicious and light, Chelsea, just the way I like my muffins. πŸ™‚ I love what you said about having to make all of those indulgent treats for your blog — it’s too true. I’m ready to go back to healthy stuff now, and these muffins are the perfect way!

    1. Haha! Thanks Nicole πŸ™‚ We knew pretty quick, which I felt so lucky about πŸ™‚ Hope you and Kevin have a great Vday tomorrow!

  2. That story about your husband making you dinner is so cute! Haha. I seem to always forget about making muffins, but these do look healthy and delicious! I’m still on a big strawberry kick so I’m loving these!

    1. Thanks Beth! He’s such a sweetheart haha. I feel like I’m always on a muffin kick haha hence the millions of muffin recipes πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great Vday tomorrow!

  3. You’ve got me dreaming all about summer with this one! Baking with strawberries is one of my favorite things on earth and these muffins sound heavenly. I love how you’ve lightened them up too! I’ll definitely be giving it a try gluten-free πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Chelsea, these sound delicious!! I do have a question though. there is an egg white in the ingredients but not included in the following directions. I just want to be sure it is needed and not a typo. πŸ™‚

    I too loved your sweet story, you are very lucky for sure.

    Can’t wait to make these. Thank you for sharing !!

    1. Oh gosh! Thank you so much! Definitely needed to add it in the directions and fixing it now! You are so sweet thank you! I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    Just made these and loved them. My family ate all of them up and really enjoyed them. These are the best healthy muffins and I really liked the pecan top.

  6. Skinny treats in disguise are the best–if I can’t tell that it’s healthy I’m much more inclined to eat it haha. (I also appreciate how punny you are.) That’s actually the cutest story about your husband. I hope you guys have an awesome Valentine’s day :).

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