Strawberry Banana Muffins are made with whole grain. Spread some strawberry preserves on for extra goodness!
These strawberry banana muffins are the perfect way to start your day. With whole grain spelt, or wheat if you prefer it, sweet strawberries, and bananas, these are fruity and tender muffins that you won’t be able to keep your hands off.
It’s that time of year when the California strawberries start making their appearance in the store displays. Better yet, we’re only a few weeks away from the first local strawberries popping up on the vines here too.
But as soon as I see those bright red berries, I have a hard time resisting them. I want to put them in everything! You’ve heard of the cookie monster muppet, right? Well, it’s kind of like that. I turn into a sort of strawberry monster and the kids take my lead and gobble those strawberries up too.
Really good strawberries are like nature’s dessert. So this time of year, when the sweet strawberries are in abundance in my kitchen, we can eat dessert for breakfast and not even feel very bad about it. These strawberry banana muffins are at the top of our list right now. The kids have been requesting them for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and a little treat before bedtime.
Smear a little strawberry jam on these things and they are almost too good for words. My kids, who have been known to sometimes eat only the muffin tops, will eat every single sticky bite, right down to the last crumbs. These are that good!
I’ve been making a batch of banana muffins almost weekly for years now. It’s what you use those spotty too sweet and too ripe bananas for and we’re always up for a muffin! Strawberries in banana muffins, however, are a revelation. Take an ordinary muffin and then add pockets of warm, baked, jammy strawberries into the sweet bread and you’ll be a believer. I promise.
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