Double Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins

Updated On: Apr 25, 2024
It’s “Couch Time”!  You know, where I bare my soul and tell you things that I don’t even share with my husband?  Yes, that’s the one.  Here goes nothing…….I have been in a big blogging slump over the past few days and battling a slight bit of depression.  There I said it.
For over 3 weeks I planned the Monopoly Dinner Party , creating an over the top meal that would only last 1 day.  Normally, my planning is many menu items that can be spread over a week or two of blogging.  Not 12 menu items for one day.  Anyway, the moral of the story is this.  Planning a huge dinner party is kind of like buying a house.  You are on the phone constantly with your Realtor or your mortgage person over the weeks of escrow.  You talk to them so much that it feels weird when you don’t speak.  Then the big day arrives and you are handed the keys to your new home and everyone says “Congrats” and then…..the phone stops ringing and you feel this little empty pit in the bottom of your stomach.  The amping excitement and never ending “need you now” is over.  That’s kind of like a big dinner party.  You plan and plan and plan some more.  You have stacks of to-do lists that you check and double check.  You tell the kids to go watch TV so you can crank out another make-ahead portion of the meal.  The Hubs is buying pizzas for dinner so that you don’t have to “cook tonight”.  Then the big day arrives and you feast like Kings and Queens and drink like a fish.  Ok, maybe the last part was just me.  Anyway, you wake up the next day with a hangover and a stomach ache and stumble to the kitchen that is filled with stacks of dirty dishes, find a clean coffee mug, sit down and then it hits you.  You have “NOTHING” to do today (aside from attacking the sea of dishes).  Nothing.  The congrats have been said, the keys are in your hand and the phone stops ringing.  Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself getting into a funk after such a big to-do!  Which is where I am this week.  Funkytown!  Not the great disco diddy by Lipps Inc., but the other Funkytown where you just can’t bring yourself to do much of anything.  Even though I’m constantly pep-talking myself into snapping out of it.  It’s just lingering around me like a big puffy parka with a broken zipper.  
Don’t think I’m blaming my Worldly-woes on the dinner party.  That’s just one piece in the puzzle.  The weather is putting me in a funk as well.  Last night on the news they said that we’ve had 2 days since the beginning of March where we’ve had 60 degrees or more.  2 Days…March!  That’s nuts!  Typically we’d be in the double digits by now.  Anyway, I keep telling myself that it’s only weather and it will pass and soon I’ll be complaining that it’s too hot.  So that’s my big “wahhhhh” for the day.  It actually feels good to get it out.  Probably not so great to read it, but if you managed to stick around long enough to get to these words, then Thanks!  You are a true friend.  
So let’s stop talking about Chicken Little and start talking about some awesome Double Strawberry Muffins.  They are double because of the addition of strawberry yogurt and strawberry jam.  They are quick to make, and super tasty.  The kids have been devouring them like candy.  Give them a shot and Hey, thanks for listening.  

Start off with a medium bowl and add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt

Whisk it together to combine.  Make a well in the center and set aside.


 To another bowl add fat free or light yogurt, melted butter, milk and egg.

Whisk the egg and yogurt mixture to combine.

Add it to the well in the flour and mix lightly to combine.

Remember – beating flour equals gluten production and gluten equals hockey puck muffins.  Be gentle.

The mixture should be a little firm and not pourable.

Use a small ice cream scoop or teaspoons to drop 1 tablespoon of batter into muffin cups

Top each with 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam.  I used sugar-free and they came out great.  I’ll be testing the recipe again using Splenda in place of sugar and applesauce in place of the butter which would take away a lot of the sins of these muffins, and hopefully not the taste.

Use the remaining batter and top the jam equally.  The more you cover the jam with the batter, the less likely it will be that you’ll have jam seeping out of the sides.  Next you’ll make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle the tops before baking at 375 for 15 minutes.

Double Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup fat-free or light strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tbsp fat free milk
1 egg
1/4 cup strawberry jam
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 Preheat the oven to 375.  Line a muffin tin with papers and set aside.

2 In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and whisk to combine.  Make a well in the center and set aside.

3 In another bowl add the yogurt, butter, milk and egg and whisk to combine.  Pour into the well in the flour mixture and using a scraper/spatula, lightly mix the wet into the dry until just combined.

4 Drop one tablespoon of batter into the prepared muffin cups and top with 1 teaspoon of jam.  Top evenly with the remaining batter.

5 In a small bowl, combine the 1 tbsp of sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the tops of each muffin.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until centers are done.  Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Note: you could change this recipe by adding different flavored yogurts and jam.  Blueberry or Blackberry would be outstanding.  

Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  2. The International Cooking Club says:

    Oh no… now I am confused which to make!!??? Hmmm best go for the fresh berries right? these can be made once the berries are out of season… 🙂
    Love your blog and writing by the way..

  3. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    I love anytime you can see the filling through the cupcake liner. It’s like a… sexy cupcake!

  4. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    sounds amazing!

  5. Cookin' Canuck says:

    These muffins sound wonderful. What a great way to use the sweet strawberries that are so abundant right now. Let’s hope some good weather comes around soon to bring you out of your funk.

  6. Kimmy Bingham says:

    Beautiful muffins! I pretty much love the combination of any fruit and cinnamon. There’s something just down-home about it… and the smell while baking… oh that smell! 🙂

  7. DessertForTwo says:

    I’m lovin’ your site lately.

    I can’t really relate to you on your feelings after a big party is over. I’m the opposite-I love getting back to my routine and am glad the stress is over. But it was very interesting to read about your perspective 🙂

    My only advice is: keep on cookin’

  8. Kate McKercher says:

    Gotta make a move to a
    Town that’s right for me
    Town to keep me movin’
    Keep me groovin’ with some energy

    Won’t you take me to

    Ha ha… hang in there, Chickie! The sun’ll come out tomorrow… or maybe next week 🙂

    Until then, enjoy a little down-time!

    1. Still making these muffins after moving to the town that keeps you groovin’?

  9. Wow these look so delicious! So glad you included photos of the batter, I’m always unsure about what consistency I’m trying to achieve when baking. Can’t wait to make these this weekend!

    As for your funk, I understand totally it’s really hard to shift gears from full steam ahead when your planning an event to an empty to do list. Just take this time to do things that make you happy and remember to relax, you deserve it!

  10. Cooking Rookie says:

    That spoon of jam looks so cute on top of the muffin 🙂 as if it’s saying “bite here”..

  11. Lovely muffins, indeed! I shall resist making these a few more weeks until Flour-Sugar Embargo in my kitchen is lifted, LOL.

    (Gardening today and will bring sunshine your way in a bit).

  12. Holy guacamole girl! But the weather does suck, as it always seems to in the spring (which is just an extension of winter if you ask me).

    Lovely muffins! I love the idea of the strawberry yogurt and the jam. Hope they bring a little sunshine 🙂

    & congrats on the Monopoly party, wow!

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