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Strawberries for Lila

May 5, 2016

Get it?  Like blueberries for Sal?

Yeah, you get it.

A few days ago, Lila and I joined some friends for strawberry picking at a nearby local farm.  It’s a bit of a tradition—look how little she was here, the first time we went!



Obviously we made popsicles with that year’s haul.  This year, after spending about an hour picking the berries:


…we decided on muffins.  Mostly because we had all of the stuff on hand and I didn’t want a strawberry pie in the house, haha. 

Dark Chocolate Strawberry Muffins:

Dry Ingredients:

1.5 cups white all-purpose flour

.5 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredients:

6 tbsp. butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup milk (add more if needed—I added about another 2 tbsp.)

1/2 tsp. vanilla


2 cups chopped strawberries

ps—chocolate chips would be a delicious addition too; alas, we had none


In separate bowls, mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients.  Add wet ingredients to dry, folding with a spatula until combined.  Gently fold in strawberries and other mix-ins.

Spoon batter into regular-sized muffin cups and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350.  Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes.

It was a family effort:


Yum! Happy almost-Friday!

One Comment leave one →
  1. ginger635 permalink
    May 6, 2016 4:51 pm

    Yum! Those muffins look delicious! Glad you’re blogging more – I couldn’t believe I had missed 3 blogs! Have to start pulling yours up daily! Your strawberry picking made me want to pick some blueberries. It’s just about that time!

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